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When I turn it on the garmin logo comes on and it says "loading maps" and thats all it will do

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  • dtdonniethom Sep 10, 2010

    where is reset button?

  • dtdonniethom Sep 10, 2010

    there is nothing on the bottom of the nuvi 205, only a small hole at the lower right side of screen, a slot like a memory card goes in on the left side and the plug for the power cord on the back. If it's the small hole do you use a smal lneedle and should power be on or off ?

  • dtdonniethom Sep 10, 2010

    I tried this 5 times with no luck still doing same thing

  • dtdonniethom Sep 10, 2010

    tried 3 times no screen would pop up

  • dtdonniethom Sep 10, 2010

    when i plug it into usb port on my laptop nothing happens other than it powers up the unit

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Base from the description of your problem this can be a software related issue and what we can do first here to correct the problem is to reset your unit , to do that follow this step.

Press and Hold the RESET button on the Button of the Nuvi for 10 second.

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  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 10, 2010

    The reset button of this unit is located at the bottom

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 10, 2010

    Yes use a small ball point pen or paper clip or anything that will fit on that hole , and the unit should be power ON when you press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds then after doing that power off and power on the unit.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 10, 2010

    If that's the case do these steps.

    1. Hold your finger on the lower-right corner of the nuvi screen while turning on the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205w GPS Navigator
    2. Keep your finger pressed until the pop-up window appears.
    3. Touch YES to clear all user data.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 10, 2010

    If that;s the case the problem here is a corrupted software on your unit, check if your unit is detected by your computer when its connected via USB so you can check if you can reload the software for it.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 10, 2010

    Ok of that;s the case this unit need to be repair from a service center since its not detected anymore when connected to your computer, this is a hardware failure already. You can take it to any service center near your area and have it repair .

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hi edbumgarner



plug it in to your computer for a few hour via the usb cord supplied with your Garmin, then try again. (you must turn your computer on)

if you dont have a usb cord, or a charge, post back and ill post a link where to get them



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