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My nuvi 205 will not power up? will not do a thing...i did not do an update or drop it?

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Reset your unit by pressing the reset button a few seconds which is located at the bottom left behind your back unit. Please peel of your serial number from the left just a bit so that you can view the reset button. This should work. Good Luck.... Isa

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 205 software update locks up computer

First try shutting down your firewall then try. The update could be to big for your unit. Try updating buy smaller sizes.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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My garmin nuvi 205 will not power on. I have plugged it in to charge the unit and it updates maps and shows the charging screen. Afterwards I unplug the unit and slide the switch over and it will not power...


This is likely a failed battery.
The battery on these units is not user-replaceable (soldered to the PCB) and must be returned to Garmin for repair.

CLICK HERE to see more about their FLAT RATE repair service.

Your nuvi 205 is listed as a $79 flat rate repair.

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Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Perform a Hard Reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 (Mark 2a)


Perform a Hard Reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data)has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior after firmware updates. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, 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.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W.

I hope that helps.

on Mar 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a Hard Reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data)has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior after firmware updates. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit. It's also one of the first things that Garmin will have you do when contact tech support regarding quirky unit behavior.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, 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 beread from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on theNuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W.

I hope that helps.
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Download Garmin Nuvi 205 Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 205 Favorites Backup here.
Garmin Nuvi 205 WebUpdater here.

on Jan 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 205 will not power up


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites.

Then I suggest a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate. Your Nuvi should not need to be able to power up for a firmware update to be possible - replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

Mar 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi® 205 Car GPS Receiver Try to recalibrate and it is frozen


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites.

Then I suggest a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate.

Replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

Mar 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Yesterday my Nuvi 205 worked fine, today it will not turn on. I have verified with another unit that the charge cable is fine and the other units charger will not activate my Nuvi


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites.

Then I suggest attempting a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate. Your Nuvi should not need to be able to power up for a firmware update to be possible - replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

Mar 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 gps trouble shooting will not power on


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when it is plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites. Then I suggest a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate.

Your Nuvi should not need to be able to power up for a firmware update to be possible - replacing the firmware should allow it to power up successfully after the update.

I hope that helps.

Mar 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 software update locks up computer, update is about 2 Gig. locks up computer every time I try and run it, only way out is hold in power button.


First try shutting down your firewall then try. The update could be to big for your unit. Try updating buy smaller sizes.

Nov 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin 205 shows "system software missing" after update. Tried to hold on the start button for a minute and tried to touch the lower right corner on screen, but its dead...


Hey!

I just got an answer from Garmin Support Germany and they sent me an file which fixed the problem. Just download http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2x5/nuvi205_085101000280en.rar

It contains a "Updater.exe" and a file called "085100010270.rgn".

Follow the following steps and you should have your nüvi back.

Firstly connect your broken nüvi. Then drag and drop the 085100010270.rgn on the updater.exe. Choose USB as a connection and it should put an old firmware back on your device.

I hope I was able to help you!

Alex

Dec 03, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205 voice stopped working


I had the same problem. I went onto Garmin.com and attached the Nuvi to the computer using a cord that I had for my blackberry phone. Once connected, I turned on the Nuvi and ran the update tool. The update tool will reinstall the voices. This seemed to work the first time. I have had to do this twice now since I received the Nuvi 205 on December 26, 2008 (it's February 13, 2009)

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