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Whenever these devices start acting up, like not turning on anymore or getting stuck at the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 205 Problems aquiring stellite

usually gps are automatically sensing the signal, with clear view without and sometime even with minimal obstruction like trees windows etc. there is no other way your gps could not acquire signal unles it is having a problem .

all gps thesedays have 10-20 meter accuracy, it is only a receiver, this model particularly have the highest signal.

in other words i suggest you reset your unit from the bottom and see if there is any improvement, replace the unit

cheers

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 205 shows no detailed maps found that support routing

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

this resolves the problem for you.

Regards
Richard.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 205 can't find satellites

you can get the manual at www.garmin.com
you'll also need to get yourself a usb cable... the normal end for the computer and i believe the other end is called a mini b connector.

Robert

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my garmin nuvi 205 won't turn on

Whenever these devices start acting up, such as not turning on or not loading past the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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SOURCE: i forgot the password on my garmin nuvi 205, how

You can try a master reset

With unit off, press and hold the bottom right hand corner of the screen, keep holding this and turn the unit on, hold it for 10 more seconds and the unit should say do you really want to wipe all user data.

Best of it

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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I have a garmin nuvi 200 and a 205 about a year old, both will not turn on.


Not being able to start up is a sign that the system software or firmware of your Nuvi has become corrupt.

I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200 & 205.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

Feb 25, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 205, 205T, or 205W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.

on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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How to Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Users Guide.

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

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available from the Garmin website, or just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 205 won't turn on


Whenever these devices start acting up, such as not turning on or not loading past the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Feb 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 series, keeps beeping and "loading maps" I tried shutting it off and then holding the reset and turn it back on. it will not turn back on this way. if i push reset w/it on, it shuts off.


You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

These are both good steps to take when a Nuvi starts acting up.

I hope that helps.

Dec 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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How to Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Users Guide. Models: Garmin Nuvi...


How to Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Users Guide.

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

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W GPS?
Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available from the Garmin website, or just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

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

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  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 PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 205 is not talking


hello. Begin by turning the volume all the way on. It is the little dial on the upper right side of the garmin. If that doesn't give you sound, return the unit as it is under warranty.

Dec 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin NUVI 205 when turned on says can't unlock maps!?!


Whenever Garmin Nuvis have map problems, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205 voice stopped working


I had the same problem. I went onto Garmin.com and attached the Nuvi to the computer using a cord that I had for my blackberry phone. Once connected, I turned on the Nuvi and ran the update tool. The update tool will reinstall the voices. This seemed to work the first time. I have had to do this twice now since I received the Nuvi 205 on December 26, 2008 (it's February 13, 2009)

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