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Garmin nuvi 205w CAN'T UNLOCK MAPS don't have codes it is used...

I recently bought a garmin nuvi 205w at a garage sale and i was told it was brand new. She bought it 6 months ago and the lady could not open it. She sold it to me for $25.I took it home and it read :CAN'T UNLOCK MAPS'' , I believe I need to reinstall the soft ware. And need some unlock codes for the maps, but Garmin won't even talk with me unless I can get the original owner to delete their registeration and reregister it to my name. The problem is I fould out she bought it from someone on craigslist and she does not have that persons name any more.Now the unit shows ''No data available'' and ''can't unlockmaps''.....I've been trying to figure out the solutions on Garminwebsite and followed the Unlock Maps instruction, but nothing works. I e-mailed garmin. And now I am at a dead end. Can anyone help me out?

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You are out of luck. Garmin will only talk to and assist registered owners. The registered owner has to deregister the device before a new owner register it and update the maps.

Posted on Apr 06, 2017

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Hi,

Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

Posted on May 19, 2009

RPFinney
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SOURCE: it says . cant unlock maps.

Hi,

Follow this below


Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps

You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes

Copy all the unlock codes for your device

Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop

Click new, and then click a new Text Document

Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop

Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as

Change the file name to gmapprom.unl (( double check this please ))

Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document

You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy

Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive

Right click on the Garmin folder and click paste
Safely disconnect your Garmin device from the computer


Regards
Richard.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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YOU NEED TO CONTACT GARMIN VIA NET TO REINSTALL MAPS AND URL FILE, TELL THEM WAT HAPPENNED

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: unlock maps

I do know a 'workaround' to Garmin's copy-protection for maps you legally are entitled to use, but before that, when a Garmin Nuvi 205 stops working or behaves strangely, there are two steps you can take yourself to try and get it going again:

  1. Perform a Hard Reset,
  2. Run WebUpdater to reinstall that firmware.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 205 can't unlock maps

First, check to make sure the map file is there. The file name is gmapprom.img. It's located in the Garmin directory. It should be 1GB in size. To do this you need to connect the Nuvi to a PC with a USB cable.

Next, please tell me what year of map you have on your unit, 2009, 2010, etc.

Them, email me your units internal serial number. Its a 10 digit number (not the number on the outside). The number starts with a "3" and can be found by pressing the tools button, then system and then "about".

Please email me at sharcnet-usa AT sharc DOT NET


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Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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Hi,
Follow this below.

Go to your account at garmin that you created to manage your maps.

Here

Click myMaps

Click Manage Maps
You should see your unit and it’s unlock codes
Copy all the unlock codes for your device
Close your internet browser
Right click on your desktop
Click new, and then click a new Text Document
Click on the newly created Text Document icon from the desktop
Type your unlock codes into the document
Click File and Save as
Change the file name to gmapprom.unl
Change the “Save as type” to "All files"
Close the document
You should see the file gmapprom.unl on your desktop
Right click on the gmapprom.unl file and then click copy
Plug your Garmin device in and then click Computer/ My Computer
Click on the nüvi drive
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I hope this helps
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