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I can't get my computer to recognize my Garmin 255w on USB cable.

Tried downloading drivers from Garmin site, but computer still won't recognize the device (USB to 5-pin mini). I know the USB is working because it charges the GPS when plugged into the computer.

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Change the mini usb cable. Some mini usb cable are for charging and not data. It happen to me and used the externo hard drive usb mini cable and zapppppp my computer nows read the gps and gave it a drive (h:\). hope it works for you.

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I bought download my new maps for 255 nuvi, prior to everything my pc reconized my gps- now ll of a sudden it doesn`t. can you please help me

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Need to change the GPS's interface to host

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If the computer does not recognize the GPS as another drive, then it is possible that there is a connection problem with the cable or the internal components of the GPS are shot.
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Garmins can only be updated by connecting it to a computer. To connect the Garmin 255w you will need a usb cable. If you don't have one that came with it you can check all your other electronic devices like camera, camcorder,mp3 player etc..( my mp3 player usb cable worked fine). Carefully and gently try each one. One you get a usb cable connect it directly to a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub. then go over to the Garmin site and register the unit and download Garmin updater to update your unit. I am attaching the Garmin link for you. Thanks for using FixYa


https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

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How to connect my garmin nuvi 255w to a computer


To connect the Garmin 255w you will need a usb cable. If you don't have one that came with it you can check all your other electronic devices like camera, camcorder,mp3 player etc..( my mp3 player usb cable worked fine). Carefully and gently try each one. One you get a usb cable connect it directly to a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub. then go over to the Garmin site and register the unit and download Garmin updater to update your unit. I am attaching the Garmin link for you. Thanks for using FixYa


https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

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Hello. I can´t conect my garmin nuvi 255w to my laptop. it doesn't reconize the gps. I need the driver


did you download the software tool for the connection to be recognized at the Garmin support site? if not do so

Jul 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How can i configure my pc to recognize my garmin gps?


When you attach your Gamin to your PC via a USB cable, your PC should recognize it and add it as another drive letter on your computer. If it doesn't, you might try rebooting your computer while the Garmin is still attached.

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take it back to seller for replacement or repair

Jul 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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