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Nuvi 255w stuck on Calculating 99% when a new destination is picked. Switched off and back on , still no luck. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Disabling the avoidances resolve this issue. To remove Avoidances - Tools -> Settings ->Navigation -> Avoidances -> Enabled and uncheck all.

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I have seen this happen only when you are trying to route from the mainland to an island. Is this the case for you? If so you need to route to the ferry or port then once you get on the island route the rest of the way to your destination.

If you try a different address does it work?

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

  • ntonoo Jul 18, 2010

    Thank you for your reply. No this is not my case for me, my routes are inland and it does occur if I try different addresses.

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I have a cracked screen on my garmin nuvi 255w, can it be replaced?


Hello,

Yes the touchscreen is repairable through a Garmin certified dealer, unfortunately the cost of repair would be close to 120$ where a new nuvi 255W goes for 99$. So you are better off upgrading or purchasing a new 255W. I would recommend investing in something with lifetime maps included, he unit will have an LMT behind them.

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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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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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When I try to turn on my Garmin 255w I get the following: Garmin screen, 2 - 3 beeps and then it shuts off. This happens whether on battery power or lighter power. Any ideas? If it involves the reset...


Contact Garmin Customer Support. Tell them what your unit is doing and ask if there is a problem with the software and/or software update.


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Feb 07, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I am trying to put in multiple destinations for the same trip. When I try to put in my second destination it keeps going back to my home site not my first destination. It starts the trip for my second...


The Nuvi you have does not support multiple destinations in a route. you can have 1 destination and 1 via point. So if you are going to a destination and you need to add a stop in the route, you can add the 2nd point to go to and then continue to the original destination.

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