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Garmin Nuvi 255w won't start up. tries loading maps and then goes in a continuous circle. acts if not charging. tried reseting and charging with wall charger and car charger

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You should try to manually delete the maps (after a backup ) on the device , power cycle and retry sending the maps from MapSource or the Software CD from the manufacturer. The map is a single folder onto the device (eg. gmapsupp.img)

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • emh1701 Sep 15, 2011

    I'm also having this problem. My Garmin is about 2 years old. Do they all do this when they die of old age?

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Can't unlock maps on garmin nuvi 255w after update


You can try to power down for hard reset(disconnect battery) and after connect again or reset to factory setting.

Mar 19, 2013 | 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 keeps freezing up at loading maps screen...i have tried the hard reset but that doesn't work, when i push on the bottom right corner and start the gps, it doesn't even make it...


There is a hard reset button under the sticker at the bottom of the unit. It is located directly under the check mark on the sticker. Once you get it going fully charge the unit then go to the Garmin website and register and update your 255w. I will attach the link to the Garmin Site. Thanks for using FixYa

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

May 29, 2011 | 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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Upon turning my Garmin Nuvi 1300 on it sticks on the screen that says "GARMIN".......Loading Maps. It never goes past this screen. I have had this unit since the end of December. It is fully charged and I...


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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When you turn it on it continues to say loading maps never stops


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Mar 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Trying to start but its try to load maps and then


Please check the rear charging port to see if its loose. This is a common problem and if the connector is loose, the battery will never charge and the unit will die at loading the maps. Please see this link for more info:


http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm


- Jim

Mar 04, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I downloaded a Costa Rica map but I can't pull it


The only workaround for this "problem" is to connect the garmin to the PC, go to the GARMIN folder and rename the file gmapprom.img (this is the main map file) to 1gmapprom.img
reset the device and it will load the costa rica map.
when you need to use the base map again, undo the renaming.

Dec 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My new nuvi 255w will not start displaying info


When using a usb from your computer it is only a trickle
charge to the garmin. Will take a day or two to fully charge. If you use a the cigarette lighter plug that came WITH the garmin, it will fully charge in 4 hours. Stick with garmin approved plugs and all will go smooth. I know, I made the same error.

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255w in a loop - loading maps, then restarts...can't recharge


Use a USB connection to your computer and let it charge for three hours. Also download updates while your at it. Cigarette lighter charger is not efficient

Dec 20, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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