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Our Garmin 255W Nuvi all of a sudden quit talking all together. As far as I know, the battery is still good as the device makes "other sounds". The langugage is activated to English and the mute feature is not activated. Help?

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  • connieselcis Jul 13, 2010

    We have tried resetting to factory default settings as well. Nothing seems to work. Any other suggestions?

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You might want to try to hard reset the unit by finding the little hole on the bottem, if there is no hole slide the power button and hold it for 15 secounds, this should reset the unit, if this does not wrok you miht want to get a new battery for this unit or have it repaired.

first you want to make sure the voice was not turned off in settings by accident, if nto try hard reset if that does nto wrok battery or repair. So you got all 3 solutions in one here.

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    Grand Canyon Tech Jul 13, 2010

    would suggest its the battery thus will need to be brought in to be replaced and the software reloaded at the same time. Not going to cost much I would say $20 for the battery at the most.

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Try resetting the device. Your manual will show you the procedure. If you dont have the manual following is the link.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

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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 Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number


Garmin Nuvi 255W Change Home Phone Number

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 255W for the Call Home option?

To edit your phone number touch:
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  2. Favorites
  3. Home
  4. Edit

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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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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Garmin Nuvi 255w


Hi,
This link shows how to open the case to replace the battery, for example.
http://www.newpower99.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GARMIN+NUVI+255W&Show=ExtInfo
It also shows the tool required to open the case.
Hope it helps, please let me know.
Thanks

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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

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My 255w garmin quit talking. No ryhme nor reason. anyone help me out?


Have you tried resetting the voice,Tools-Settings-Language-choose a Voice with (TTS) by it.Or try Resetting the NUVI,Resset Button under the Serial Number at the Bottom of unit,Press and hold for several seconds.

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