Question about Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My garmin nuvi looses gps connection goes to a black screen reloads maps 3 or 5 times

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 66 Answers

Your Garmin need to be reset.
Go here: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/extras/downloads
and download latest maps. Also check
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp
Where you'll find software updates for your GPS.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 1350LMT Nuvi 1350 W map update error


Run the Garmin WebUpdater once more and apply any updates. Consider downloading and installing the lifetime map update to the computer and then use the Garmin Mapquest or Basecamp computer program to send the map data to the nuvi. Overall, it takes a little longer, but is better than trying to download directly to the GPS itself. If you're not having luck, it will probably be wise to contact Garmin Tech Support. It would be wise to mention the funky "once / month" GPS reboot issue with Garmin at this time too.

May 10, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 1350LMT

1 Answer

I have a nuvi 265w garmin. It turns on and then turns off without loading the map


Hello,

The GPS battery may need to be charged.
Does the GPS turn on when connected to a vehicle power cable?

Running the Garmin WebUpdater to load or reload the latest software will usually fix any bugs.

Contact Garmin Tech Support for assistance.
1-800-800-1020

Mar 23, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Garmin nuvi 40 goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge


I updated my Nuvi 40 with the latest software and it will not reboot into GPS mode with the usb cable connected. It used to work. I have figured out how to get it to charge with a standard USB cable:
1) Power it on.2) Press the battery icon for 8 seconds - it will enter TEST mode.3) Plug in your USB cable from the PC to the Nuvi - the screen will change to say charging.4) Press the power button 3 times rapidly - it will say Charging across the screen and it will go dim and then dark.5) To wake it up and use GPS mode while charging simply press the power button 3 times rapidly, again.
Works Great!

Nov 15, 2011 | GPS

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 1350 showing on screen "no map data available"


Shut off the nuvi.

Remove any memory card (if equipped) from your nuvi.

Plug the GPS into your computer via USB cable.

Open the Garmin "drive" icon in "My Computer"

Navigate to the x:/Garmin directory or "folder" (where "x:" is the drive letter assigned to your Garmin). Locate either map files set(s) named: gmapsupp.img or gmapprom.img.

Some units store map files in the hidden x:/.System directory instead. To view the .System folder and contents, you must direct your computer to display both the "system" and "hidden" files.

If you lack large files named either gmapsupp.img or gmapprom.img (about 1 GB or more); your maps are missing from the internal memory of the nuvi and will need to be reloaded.

If you pulled a memory card above, reinsert it and check the directories for the same gmapsupp.img or gmapprom.img files. If they're not present there, the maps should be reloaded.

I hope this helps


Sep 15, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1350 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Once I conect my GPS to a usb cable, I get the black screen that says conect to computer, that being connected to the car. I thought that the gps needed to be coneected to the internet to get updates, I...


The screen your describe on your Garmin Nuvi is quite normal. It's the PC communication mode of the Nuvi. When disconnected from the PC it will automatically restart.

To update Nuvi software and maps - connect the Garmin to a PC / Mac using an USB cable. Then start your web browser (Internet Explorer / Firefox or similar) and go to MyGarmin.com.

To update the Garmin - MyGarmin.com will check if your webbrowser has been installed with the Garmin update plugin. If not it will say so and will lead you through the procedure to install the Garmin web browser plug-in.

After the web browser plugin is installed it will ask you for your Username and Password at MyGarmin.com. If not registered, then register yourself with the serial number of the Garmin Nuvi.

From here it's possible to update your Garmin Nuvi with new Nuvi software and maps using your username / password at MyGarmin.com

Jul 09, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Reloading map Screen blank


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, 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.
_______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

May 04, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

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.
_______________________________________
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

1 Answer

I've updated my map for garmin nuvi 310 through malfreemaps but it did not work well. The map did not display as detail as they preview. I also lost the guidance voice. And my car picture keep off the most...


It sounds like you may have wiped out the Garmin internal maps with the malfreemaps and they aren't compatible with your unit. You'll have to send it in to Garmin to have them reload the units software and maps.

Oct 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 310 Car GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

262 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76051 Answers

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...