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Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live with the old map or buy the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
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.


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Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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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.

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Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin 205w nuvi cannot unlock

Ok so I decided I was going to return this thing tomorrow after hours of frustration, so I decided to get crazy with it and then figured out something that seems to have worked (will probably still exchange it for a Magellan or something other than Garmin though).

It's gonna sound crazy, but I opened up the Garmin drive on my computer (Mac, so not sure how this works on PC), and deleted everything I could see (not hidden files). EVERYTHING.

I then went ran Disk Utility and reformated the "Hard Drive" (on PC I would guess your able to do the same somehow). It still ran after that, but obviously could not find maps (since I just wiped every trace of a map away).

Next step, I ran Garmin Map Manager and transfered map for my state (AZ) (I have the latest map update saved on my computer, so I'm guessing Manager used that). Unplugged from comp, powered up, and voila! I will need to download my voices and vehicles again, but hey at least it's working again.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: how to register a garmin nuvi 205w

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Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: GARMIN NUVI 200 SAYS NO DETAILED MAPS FOUND THAT SUPPORT ROUTING

The downloaded map file (ex: "Garmin_RMU_CNNANT2010C.exe") contains all of North America, and you must select the correct subsection (ex: "Lower 49 States+PR") that you purchased, which is listed on your Garmin myMaps page (My.Garmin.com).

I am a GPS newbie as well and selected "all of North America" when installing my free nuvi 205 map update. A mistake that's too easy to make, esp. considering Garmin still has very little info about selecting the correct map subsection listed on their support site.

You do NOT need to re-download the huge map file, thankfully, but you must re-install (30+ min) to choose the correct map subsection.

"Bad on Garmin, IMHO for not making important details like that clear to us new owners." My thoughts exactly.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Nuvi 205W keeps rebooting.

Here is the solution

touch the screen in the right bottom and turn the device on keep the screen pressed. when it asks to reset data select yes

Posted on May 16, 2009

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I bay n sd card with full europe maps and i put the sd on the garmin 205w but he doesnt work hi dosent show ani maps on the screen


The Nuvi should detect the maps on the SDCARD automatically. A notice appears on the screen to install the maps on your Nuvi. This will take a while to copy the maps from the SDCARD to your unit for installation. After this the maps should be able to function without the SDCARD present.

The Garmin Nuvi needs internal memory for map installation. If there's not much memory left the Map installation might fail. Remaining memory can be checked by connecting the Nuvi to a PC/MAC using an USB cable. It ill appear as an external USB drive. The properties of the USB drive shows remaining memory.

If remaining memory is under 5Gb it might not be enough for MAP install. In this case a master reset to the factory defaults clears memory. This will delete all user data so be sure to store your personal POI's in Mapsource.

A master reset starts by pressing the bottom left corner of the screen for at least 20 seconds while pressing the power button once. A question appears to clear all user data.

Jul 07, 2011 | 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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After messing around on the Garmin website, I still can't find out whether you can get UK maps for a Garmin Nuvi 205W. Anyone know if there are any free maps and how to install them? MHS


You can find them on the garmin website listed below. The only way to legally obtain them is to buy them and download from the website. That would be my best suggestion, but it is possible that someone may have uploaded a free version via torrents, but this is much riskier. The easiest way to install would be to purchase the micro sd card and insert it directly into your gps.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/buymaps.do?null&ra=true

Mar 08, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Ineed to update my garmin nuvi 205w series.


The instructions for updating your garmin satnav are available at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
When you update the maps the operating software is also updated. If you only want to update the software
  1. Connect your satnav to your computer.
  2. Download and install webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
  3. When webupdater is installed it'll search for updates to your operating software and install them if availiable.

Aug 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Problems finding the country


You haven't stated which exact maps you have installed nor which countries were missing.

However, European mapping does not cover the whole of Europe; for example if you have a version with UK and European maps it's normally Western Europe with just a few Eastern European countries but you can buy additional maps if required.

Please click here for the relevant Garmin page for current European maps specific to your model.

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Jul 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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I have lost all maps and other features on my nuvi 205w


Whenever these devices start acting up, 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. This service will reload all native maps and features of your nuvi.

I hope that helps.

Feb 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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The nuvi 205W dosen"t show new roads.


You need to upgrade your mapping system. Go to www.garmin.com to find the appropriate upgrade for your particular GPS. Try google-ing "free map upgrade for garmin nuvi 205w" and check to see if any free upgrades are available for it.

May 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205w won't read upgraded map


You HAVE to go through software support as this is an issue with the map. They told me it is because the map KEY is wrong, it is only for the united states, but the map is ALL of north america. The wait time is incredibly long, I have been waiting for over an hour, such bad service

Apr 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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