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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: unable to unlock maps for
Here's a thought: instead of trying to install pirated maps which don't/won't work on your unit, how about actually buying the maps which are guaranteed to work. You will get a free copy of Mapsource on the disk with the maps of Europe.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
SOURCE: unocking Garmin SD maps
it is in the box it came with, on the back of the instruction book.
If you did not buy it 'new in the box', you will have to refer to the 'activation' code sent to you email.
The Garmin Nuvi 760 does not require SD card maps if you are using it in the US, btw...
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Guys and or ladies... I know that you have to create a folder named "GARMIN" in the sd card so the maps can be recognize. Maybe this solves your problem. Let me know if it works.
BR from Spain,
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Those are severe symptoms.
A Hard Reset is a good idea after a firmware upgrade.
There are three levels of getting your Garmin 255W's attention and correcting bad habits (ie: not loading maps or locking up).
The first is 'soft reset'. There is a reset button along the bottom of your gps. Push and hold it until it restarts. If you cannot locate your reset button, sliding the power switch to OFF and holding for 8 seconds should do the same thing.
The second method is a 'hard reset' or 'clear all user data', to restore factory defaults.
The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
The third method is a firmware upgrade via Garmin's Webupdater, or the myGarmin site.
Run through these fixes to get your Nuvi running as good as new.
I hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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