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Please do a MASTER RESET

CLICK HERE for the instructions.

Then head over to Garmin and install WebUpdater. CLICK HERE


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Maybe it is looking for the GPS? You have to use a USB cable and plug the GPS in. The computer sees it as another drive, that is where you can add photos, POI, etc. Without the GPS plugged in, Garmin can not connect to download maps. Hope that helps

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: can't aquire satellite

I recommend a hard reset and an update of your Nuvi 255W firmware.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: i have a garmin nuvi 255w and its locked and need ...

Plain and simple answer: Can't.
Detailed answer: this is a security system feature which cannot be bypassed. The only way to get around the password feature is to send it in to Garmin, with the original receipt from an authorized dealer, and they will unlock it for you.

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SOURCE: nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: Can I get a owners manual for the Garmin nuvi 255W...

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You can find the garmin manual here.
Just type in your unit details.

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Go to Tools..Settings.....System.... make sure the GPS Simulator is set to on

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My garmin 255w keeps telling me that it's


Hello,

Doing a soft reset on the nuvi will usually get the nuvi up and running.
If there is a reset button on the bottom, press and hold it until the nuvi powers back on. If it does not have the reset button on the bottom, slide and hold the power switch to the left for at least 10 seconds.
Also running the Garmin WebUpdater and reloading the latest update will resolve most issues.
Download and Install WebUpdater.

Aug 17, 2011 | 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:
  1. Where To?
  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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Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

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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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin 255W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I baught a nuvi 255w but the SD card has no data in it, where i can download it cheapest or free please.


The following is the nuMaps Guarantee on page 8 of the nuvi 205W series quick start manual that would have come enclosed in the packaging of your recently bought nuvi 255W...
nuMaps Guarantee
To receive one free map update, register your nuvi at http:/my.garmin.com within 60 days of acquiring satellites. For more information, go to www.garmin.com/numaps

Apr 11, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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After I updated to new software, it can no longer find satellites on my nuvi 255W


Go to Tools..Settings.....System.... make sure the GPS Simulator is set to on

Oct 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260,...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset

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 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Can't get out of Kansas location --- can't locate satellites


Have you taken it outside to see if it needs better skyview to get a lock. I also suggest force feeding it the firmware again. You can use Garmin Webupdater to update the unit. It would of updated when you did the map update install but a file may of been corrupted.

Jul 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver: i have a garmin nuvi 255w and its locked and need ...


I had for 2 years a nuvi 255w and its as working real good. Until one day i tried to open it up and it ask me a code pin. Witch i dont have. Ive been the only one owner on that GPS and never put any pin code on it and now just like that it want one... Grrrr that **** me off i cant use it anymore i dont have any acess anywhere exept that pin code of 4 number,. Is this possibility of update? I dont know I am the only one in that situation?

May 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Maybe it is looking for the GPS? You have to use a USB cable and plug the GPS in. The computer sees it as another drive, that is where you can add photos, POI, etc. Without the GPS plugged in, Garmin can not connect to download maps. Hope that helps

Aug 18, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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