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Garmin 255 w it is locked and says cant load maps...can anyone help...thanks

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Garmin has a website that you can go to for help.

https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces

Try out the site it may help you with any problems. If you can't get on that site, just try www.garmin.com

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I live in florida usa im going to israel? how do i set my garmin nuvi for roads in israel


Hello,

Unfortunately Anything below the 1xxx series will not support mapping for isreal, so you may want to upgrade to the nuvi 1310 which come pre loaded with the mapping you need.

Hope this helps!

Feb 17, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin 255 w is supposed to have european mapping but doe not find germany or italy. How do i fix this


Hello,

None off the 255 unit will come pre loaded with european mapping, the unit which does so is 275. So you may hae been mis informed by the persons who sold it to you.

Feb 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin powers down while installin gnew maps.


There are 2 possible reasons for it to say there are no detailed map available. The most likely reason is that no map is selected. Press Tools, then Press Settings, then press Map and then Map Info. There should be a tick beside the name of the map installed on the satnav. If not press the map name to select it. A tick will appear at the side of the map.

The other reason is that the map may be locked. You'll need to go to My Garmin, and then Maps to get the unlock code.

Jul 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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The 255 wont do anything when charging. How can


when it is charging u just slide the on/off switch to the left, it is spring loaded, hold to the far left for a second then release, if the unit doesn't turn on it is defective.

May 04, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 255


Hook your Garmin into your pc -using the USB cord provided with the kit- run the disk -then go to GARMIN dot com and look for maps for your unit. There is a charge. 1687c58.jpg

May 02, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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How do we update our garmin nuvi 255


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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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.

May 18, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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Need a map-street update


All that is necessary to do is to connect to the Garmin web site at http://www.garmin.com and register your GPS on their site. After you are properly registered then all you will need to do is go to the support tab and then you can update your map. Let us know if you have any problems.

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Apr 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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I just purchased a Garmin nuvi 255, and the maps are inaccurate.


Just go to http://www.garmin.com There will be a registeration link. Yes I think that you will get a free mapupdate with your registeration at least they used to do that. You will need your unit serial number and model.

Apr 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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