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The 255 wont do anything when charging. How can

The Garmin 255 wont do anything when charging. How can you still read maps/directions when its charging?

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When it is charging u just slide the on/off switch to the left, it is spring loaded, hold to the far left for a second then release, if the unit doesn't turn on it is defective.

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I have lost all my maps on my garmin nuvi 255W-

Do a hard reset on your GPS. Download and install Garmin Express from Garmin. Plug your GPS into your computer. The software will identify your GPS and allow you to download new maps to it.

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Garmin 255 wont do anything turn it on wont leave main screen

The best thing to do here to point your browser at Garmin's site - simply click:

Follow the 2 steps of instructions on the page to update the firmware.

If you still have trouble, contact Garmin Support to review your options.

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I never learned how to update my Garmin maps. Can you help me to understand?

First make sure your gps is fully charged then all you need to do is go to the Garmin website(I will put a link below) register you Garmin and then download Garmin updater.You will need to connect your GPS to your computer with a usb cable directly to a usb port on your pc and not through a usb hub. Then follow the directions it will walk you through the steps on updating the gps. Be patient it can take a few hours even with high speed internet. When done follow the instructions carefully about disconnecting the gps and waiting for it to restart.
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Jun 30, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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Feb 17, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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My Garmin 255 quit displaying my destination map when I have it plugged in to the cigarette lighter when traveling. It just shows a charging display. After a while when it gets some charge to it I will...

This problem is caused by the mini usb plug of the power cord not being fully plugged into the back of the satnav. It's a common problem on 200 series garmin satnavs. Because of the way it's made you think it's fully in but it's not. Push it in further and the problem will be solved.

Aug 05, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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Hook your Garmin into your pc -using the USB cord provided with the kit- run the disk -then go to GARMIN dot com and look for maps for your unit. There is a charge. 1687c58.jpg

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What if my Garmin 255 W doesn't recognize my address. Google maps can't find my house either. Can I tag the GPS coordinates? Thanks

Yes Tagging is the only way you can set home base Go to the satellite Icons and read the Lat long and then enter them into the box and name it as your location.
If its not on google then it wont be on your GPS Maps are 12 months behind most paper mkap books This is becauise all the data has to be converted to so many formats for different brands and additional features.

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Sep 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Need a map-street update

All that is necessary to do is to connect to the Garmin web site at and register your GPS on their site. After you are properly registered then all you will need to do is go to the support tab and then you can update your map. Let us know if you have any problems.

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Apr 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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I just purchased a Garmin nuvi 255, and the maps are inaccurate.

Just go to There will be a registeration link. Yes I think that you will get a free mapupdate with your registeration at least they used to do that. You will need your unit serial number and model.

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