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In attempting to unsuccessfully download maps on Garmin for a NUVI 255W, I am now receiving an error screen on my Garmin: No detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them. I have reported the issue to Garmin and they did provide a new download but the error message will not go away and I am unable to use the Garmin. Please advice.

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Ok I had same problem. Copy the mapupdater .exe file to another computer with internet access. Connect your GPS and then run the updater file. This worked for me. Good luck

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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SOURCE: No detailed maps found to support routing

Have you tried updating the unit at Garmin's Website?

Let me know if you need help, I can get you the right web-link if needed.


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Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps

You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

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