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Hi my garmin nuvi 255w keeps powering off

The nuvi is about 6mnths old. today it just froze during startup and when the vehicle is turned off the nuvi turns off too. when manually switching on, it goes off at the acknowledge prompt.

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Try resetting the unit and also charge it using only the wall charger overnight. Here's how to reset -it just puts everything back to factory settings - 1- Turn unit on WHILE HOLDING your thumb in the lower right corner as shown in picture. 2-Select YES PLEASE Take the time to vote me up this is my only reward for trying to help. Thanks

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I pluged in my old garmin with a new cord. the new cord when i pluged it in it tould me to update. but my old cord will work the garmin fine. my garmin is a nuvi 255w


Hello,

Is this the USB data cable or is it the vehicle power cable?
Is it possible that you may have the wrong cable for the nuvi 255W?
The proper data cable is Garmin part number 010-10723-01.
The proper vehicle power cable is part number 010-10723-06.

Sep 11, 2011 | 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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My garmin nuvi 255W does not start when I turn on the car


Hello,

Does the nuvi power on without being connected to the vehicle power cable? If not, first place to look would be to check the vehicle power cable for power being supplied to the nuvi. The led indicator on the power cable that plugs into the vehicle port should be lit up. If it does not light up, the fuse may need to be replaced in the plug.
The power outlet on the vehicle should also be check to be sure that it is supplying power.

Sep 04, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin 255w keeps telling me that it's


Hello,

Doing a soft reset on the nuvi will usually get the nuvi up and running.
If there is a reset button on the bottom, press and hold it until the nuvi powers back on. If it does not have the reset button on the bottom, slide and hold the power switch to the left for at least 10 seconds.
Also running the Garmin WebUpdater and reloading the latest update will resolve most issues.
Download and Install WebUpdater.

Aug 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: My garmin 255w froze. Where is the reset button....


On the bottom of the Garmin 255W is a long sticker...with a Icon that says reset...peel the sticker back and under it you will find a break away tab...the reset button is under there..

May 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver. Problem: Reboots during Map


The simple way is to send the unit to Garmin they will load the maps for free.
If you keep trying - try this -

With your thumb in the lower right corner of the screen - pushing in - like there is an X there - [ push with your thumb before you turn it on] Turn it on -
when this screen comes up - push YES -

then try your maps.
If they do not load on your pc [ which must have the unit hooked up and a legit copy of the newest maps ] then send the unit to Garmin. They will load your maps for you FREE. 86278d7.jpg

May 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Will not turn on


I have a garmin 255W when turning on all itdoes is go to a white screen with black dot thatsay Press dot .It wont turn on how do you fix this

Jan 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Black screen displaying only Garmin and a blue triangle


Hi,
to soft reset & keep data....
Slide power key to on/off, hold it for 8/10 seconds

Update from Garmin, use the web-updater. keep it updated, delete old junk and POIs.

hard reset.
Hold lower corner of screen, while turning on, keep pressing, when "clear all data appears" click yes,
sould resolve the problem

Hope this helps.
Regards.

Feb 09, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Cannot register Garmin Nuvi 250 purchased today


Can anyone help me in registering garmin nuvi 255W? Also, once I connected the USB, I keep getting "External Power Lost". Is this always the case as the USB is connected?

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