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My Garmin 255W does not appear in removable device in my computer of my PC(XP). Almost of FAQ page did not help this problem. Only power charging was done through USB.

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To correct colicky behavior in your Garmin Nuvi 255W, I recommend performing a hard reset, and running Garmin Webupdater to reload the firmware of your device.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Garmin 255w i replaced the battery, symptons of charging


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There sill be a battery symbol in the forner of the screen which sill indicate advancing the charging signal [very like battery signal of a cellphone] in green color. You can see it on its manu page. To increase the accuracy of the battery guage, gully discharge the battery and then fully charge it. Do not unplug the Nuvi, until it is totally charged. Connect the vehicle power cable to the mini USB connector on your Nuvi and to a power outlet in your vehicle. The vehicle key may need to be turned ON/ACC for Nuvi to charge.
Connect an AC adapter [optional accessory] to the nuvi and a wall outlet.
Connect your Nuvi to a computer using a USB cable. The computer must be ON for the nuvi to charge. OK.

Jan 12, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin 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 computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Other than using the car, how can I charge my garmin nuvi 255W


You can charge it by connecting it to your computer with a usb cable. This takes about 8 hours to charge. Or you can buy a mains charger which takes around 4 hours to charge.

Sep 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Can you charge your garmin 255w wild the unit is off.


Yes. Just leave it plugged into a powered 12 plug. It will stop charging when fully charged.

Dec 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How long does it take to charge a garmin 255W gps?


Are you charging through the computer or wall charge,I charge my Garmin 255w with a wall charger for about 3 hours and I have all the bars.There are different strengths of chargers but even so,overnight is excessive,try a different charger.

Aug 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I can't get my computer to recognize my Garmin 255w on USB cable.


Change the mini usb cable. Some mini usb cable are for charging and not data. It happen to me and used the externo hard drive usb mini cable and zapppppp my computer nows read the gps and gave it a drive (h:\). hope it works for you.

Jul 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Can i charge my garmin 255w thru my laptop


Yes you can,Connect your nuvi to a computer using a USB cable.The computer must be on for the nuvi to charge.A camera USB cable can be used to do this,or any USB cable that fits both the nuvi and USB port on the computer.

Jul 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 255W is frozen on. Won't shut off won't do anything!


You can try a soft reset. Remove the SD card if you have one installed (this might be the cause of the problem)

Slide the power key to the left
Hold it in that position for about 10-15 seconds

And see if it reboots normally. If it does you probably will have to charge the battery and should go to Garmins support center to check for any system updates that will fix the problem. Sometimes it will just freeze and be annoying but there isn't a problem that needs to be fixed. Other times it can be custom maps or the nuvi's operating system needs a update.

Good units tho. Have one myself.

Jul 09, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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The new GARMIN 255W can not be detected by computer


take it back to seller for replacement or repair

Jul 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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