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Not recognized when Garmin nuvi 255W connected by USB to PC.

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There are two types of cable one works in the CAR the other on the PC make sure you have to correct one

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Have a large socket but not a usb socket how do I update cannot find a lead that looks like it would fit


Hello,

The USB cable will have a regular size USB connection on one end and the other end will have a micro USB connection. There will be a micro USB connector on the back side of the nuvi 255W.
The correct cable to use is Garmin part number 010-10723-01.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-usb-pc-cable.html

Sep 19, 2011 | 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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How to connect my garmin nuvi 255w to a computer


To connect the Garmin 255w you will need a usb cable. If you don't have one that came with it you can check all your other electronic devices like camera, camcorder,mp3 player etc..( my mp3 player usb cable worked fine). Carefully and gently try each one. One you get a usb cable connect it directly to a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub. then go over to the Garmin site and register the unit and download Garmin updater to update your unit. I am attaching the Garmin link for you. Thanks for using FixYa


https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

May 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Hello. I can´t conect my garmin nuvi 255w to my laptop. it doesn't reconize the gps. I need the driver


did you download the software tool for the connection to be recognized at the Garmin support site? if not do so

Jul 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: I received the Garmin nuvi 255W for Christmas but ...


Microsoft Streets &Trips might not recognize your GPS unit. I found that my latest S&T version only recognizes Microsoft's own GPS puck.

May 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How can i configure my pc to recognize my garmin gps?


When you attach your Gamin to your PC via a USB cable, your PC should recognize it and add it as another drive letter on your computer. If it doesn't, you might try rebooting your computer while the Garmin is still attached.

Dec 31, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 255w trying to register and update maps. Got the Firefox addon-loaded successfully, restarted firefox; plugged in usb cable to pc and GPS; can not find my device. Tried XP sp3 desktop and vista...


The problem was following the Garmin instructions too closely. What I found via a GPS forum was that some USB cables can be finicky and trying different USB cables may solve the problem. In my case I found I had to turn the nuvi 255W on normally during registration; then connect the USB cable to device and PC. Then the registration and download worked.
The documentation is not clear on this.

Found I had the latest map; but did upgrade my firmware from 5.90 to 6.10.

Dec 29, 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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Garmin GPS 255w Nuvi system files missing


Call customer service 1-800-800-1020
They were able to fix my 255W by linking to it through my computer.

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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