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The screen of my Garmin nuvi 255w gps is white and says "press dot" in the lower left hand corner but when you press dot nothing happens

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  • jeasteagle Sep 02, 2010

    this didnt work held lower right corner for 10 minutes nothing happened

  • jeasteagle Sep 02, 2010

    that didnt work held the lower right corner of the screen for 10 minutes and nothing

  • jeasteagle Sep 02, 2010

    the only thing that happens as i turn the unit on while holding the lower right corner of the screen is the press dot moves to the top center of the screen im not getting any other message other then the white screen press dot and there is no reset button anywhere on the divice that i can see

  • jeasteagle Sep 02, 2010

    im about ready to give up on this thing..it has no reset and holding the screen isnt working

  • jeasteagle Sep 02, 2010

    the only way to get to the battery is to take the unit apart and its two very small screws that look like torque screws....

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I think that you will have to make a total reset in this unit to make it functional ..but keep in mind that this will erase all data on it and you will have to reconfigure it again ..
Here is the procedure ..I left it like it was in the tutorial cause one never knows exactly how it will behave ..and they have more than one way to do that ..I suggest that the last one will work ..
In the Quick Start Manual of Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS, it stated that you can reset the unit by pressing the RESET button at its bottom. However, the RESET button is not found in my Nuvi 255w.

Additional information in the Owner's Manual stated that if RESET button is not found, slide the POWER key and hold it for more than 8 seconds will do the same, but I found out doing so will go to the touch screen calibration utility instead.

Another section in the Owner's Manual under the title "Clearing User Data" stated that holding your finger on the lower-right corner of the screen while turning on the unit and keeping the finger pressed until a message appear, that will allow you to delete all user-entered information.

I tried it and a message window pops up asking about "Do you really want to erase all user data?". There are 2 buttons to select, Yes or No. If you want to try this, make sure you've backup the data in your unit before answering to Yes.

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    Catalin Turcu Sep 02, 2010

    it supposed to keep the corner pressed and turn it on ..from the power button ..and after that the asking message will appear..

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    Catalin Turcu Sep 02, 2010

    BY the way ..if your model have a reset button use it ..some of those models have ,,it is somewhere on the bottom I think ..in case it is any ..

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Sep 02, 2010

    try to remove the battery and see what happens ..this reset thing it supposed to be working ..if it is not ..than it might be something wrong with the firmware ..and probably will need to download update and reinstall it ..(update firmware )
    http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdat...

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Sep 02, 2010

    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/2675_Owne...
    this is teh manual ..and all I already said is on the page 42 ...if you tae a look you will see that you do not have other options if the resetting will not work ..but try to download teh updater and take a chance ..I understood that this software will recognize it and will make things almost auto ..

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