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- all i see is "System Software missing" on the screen after trying to upgrade maps - system is Garmin Nuvi 255W - I lost everything somewhere and dont know how to get it back

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Hi,

Two possible solutions:

1. Power off the unit.

2.HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear onthe lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down andthe display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode messagedisappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3.Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button andyour device will perform some activites to recover from the aboveproblem.

OR---

According to your manual it says to holdfinger on bottom right hand side of screen while turning the unit on.Keep finger down until pop up screen appears and touch yes to clear alldata and all orginial settings will be restored.

If these two solutions won't help that means the system software has been moved out of the unit and you have to send it to Garmin for that because if you try to fix it yourself then the software version will be downgraded instead of being upgraded.
If you have any other queries then I would be glad to assist you further.

Hope I helped with the repair of your problem.
An Accept from you is how I get paid.
And a positive feed back tells me how I did with the repair.

Arjun.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: System Software Missing on Garmin Nuvi 255W

Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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My Garmin nuvi 255W has frozen and when it does come on it keeps searching for a satelite signal and never puts up any maps anymore. Why is this?


Thank you for your question.

You have to decide whether or not to do a map update for $79.99 or just get a new Garmin.

Here is the map upgrade:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1456&pvID=73251

Here is a new Garmin at a discount:
http://www.thediscountplanet.com/Store/display_item_detail.asp?system=1&prodid=10&categid=161&subcategid=4&itemid=NUVI%20205W&wprodid=3

If this helps, please consider posting positive feedback in Fixya.

Thanks.

Rob

Feb 26, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________

Download Nuvi 265W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Here.
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on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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How to fix the problem "system missing software" in a nuvi 255w


To fix this problem, what you have to do is to connect your gps receiver to your computer, then you back up your files onto your system, format the gps device then you restore your maps back on the gps and the software tor the unit. You can upgrade to the latest version of the systems software.
That will do the work. Hope this information helped you.

Dec 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

fdbde86.jpg

13c23b5.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________

Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

fdbde86.jpg

13c23b5.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________

Download your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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System Software missing


go on garmin's website, hook your unit up via usb and install the latest software.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Aug 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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System Software Missing on Garmin Nuvi 255W


Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

May 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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System software missing


Just had this problem over the weekend. I emailed Garmin and received a zipped file to reinstall original software with step by step instructions. It took about 6 minutes to do and works perfect again. Go to the Garmin website and email "software system missing" issue to support email address. Have your serial # handy. I received a reply in 1 business day. Hope this helps!

Nov 30, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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