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When i plug the car adapter into my garmin it comes with a CPU and my gamin with a wire to it. It looks like it is trying to update, when my pin comes up i put that in and then goes back to the CPU screen. Please help.

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If you got your Nuvi used, this is also a problem when the previous owner replaced the original car charger with an off-the-shelf charger. I tried using a generic charger with my Nuvi 265 and the same thing happened. When I use the right one, it works just fine.

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This is a common problem in the 200 series of Garmin satnavs. It is caused by the mini usb plug not pushed fully into the back of the satnav. Because of the way the socket is made it can feel like it is in fully but if you push it in further it should solve the problem.

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I put my brand new gamin in my car and press address and it come maps unavailable


Go to the Garmin website and download and install Garmin Express. Then plug your GPS into your PC. The program will identify the Garmin and you can update/install the maps and software with it. If Garmin Express does not work to solve your problem, you need to contact Garmin Support for warranty work.

Mar 11, 2017 | Garmin GPS

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L do I know if I have life time updates on my gamin nuvi 100


Usually if you have lifetime traffic and map updates, the model comes with LMT which means Lifetime Map and Traffic updates. Or LM means Lifetime Map updates.

Sep 20, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Is it my responsibilty to update the maps and traffic by calling you, or is this a feature that automatically happens with the garmin 1390lmt i just bought?


The updates are YOUR responsibility. Plug the unit into the computer and navigate to garmin.com, you can download maps and updates from their site.
There is no automatic update unless you navigate your browser to the Garmin site.

Jul 18, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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I don't know how to update my gps.


Welcome to FixYa.

To upgrade and/or update your Garmin GPS, do the following:

  • To update your Garmin device, go to this link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?
  • Select your device type.
  • It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in.
  • Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install.
  • After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.

Note: Sometimes, there are no available updated maps.

To confirm if there are available maps, contact Garmin:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296

Thank you for using FixYa.
Have a great day.

Jul 16, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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How to update maps


Welcome to FixYa!

  • To update your Garmin device, go to his link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?
  • Select your device type.
  • It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in.
  • Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install.
  • After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.

Note: Sometimes, there a re no available updated maps.

To confirm if there a re available maps, contact Garmin:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200

US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020

Canada: 1-866-429-9296


Thank you for using FixYa.
Have a great day.
Jas247

Jul 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 310 Car GPS Receiver

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How do i update


You need to connect the USP cord to the unit and connect to your PC. Go to the Garmin web site and click on update maps or update firmware (whichever it is you are trying to update) and follow the instructions explicitly.

Jun 26, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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Need update


go to www.garmin.com and follow the link for the update service

May 30, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin 265WT and i can't find the free updates


Welcome to FixYa!
To update your Garmin device, go to his link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?
Select your device type. It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in. Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install. After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.
Note: Sometimes, there a re no available updated maps.
To confirm if there a re available maps, contact Garmin:

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020

Canada: 1-866-429-9296

Thank you for using FixYa.

Have a great day.

Jas247

May 03, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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I lost my pin for my gamin nuvi


You have three options for unlocking a PIN locked Garmin:

1 - Enter the correct PIN
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered
3 - Send the unit back to Garmin

Unfortunately, these are your only options as this is a security feature to prevent unauthorized use of a stolen GPS.

Jan 28, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Where can we find free garmin gps updates for free


Garmin did that in the beginning. I am really sorry they started charging for their updates because I paid for their newest and found that even it needs work. Last year I was driving in North Carolina when suddenly the Gamin showed me in the middle of a field and trying to get me to turn around. I was on a new highway that was not found or listed in the recent $80.00 update. I love Gamin but they do need to do better on their updates! The best solution is to go to garmin.com and have a chat or call them. I'm a little late for that because the street changes are much faster than a decent updated update. Their products are great and your model may qualify, but I'm not going to pay again! Sea Breeze

Jan 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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