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Hello my garmin turns on and everything put when driving the car is off the road and beside it the screen is off what do i do

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It's most likely that the map has become unselected. Press TOOLS then press SETTINGS (or LOCALE on some models.
Press MAPS and then at the bottom of the screen press MAP INFO. The name of your map should appear with a tick beside it. If there's not a tick press on the map name and the tick will appear. The map will then be selected and the problem should be solved.

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Garmin receives sat signal ok will give directions - basically everything operates normally with the exception that the actual map on the screen does not show anything.

Go to your settings and check what options have been selected. You may have to revert to the default settings and then tweak your preferences.

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Hello I have a garmin satnav right if I drive with the power cable in and go over a bump in the road it goes like pixel screen nod resets it self it's getting me angry any advice any one

Try checking the port where de power cable goes in, it might be broken, or making a bad contact.

Try moving the cable and see if that's the problem.

Mar 12, 2016 | Garmin nuvi GPS

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How do you select most use of freeways to avoid back roads? My Magellan was easy to use in that regard.


Go to the Tools > Settings > Navigation > and press the button under Avoidances.
Use the arrow down and place a check mark in the box beside Unpaved Roads and then press OK.
Also, go to the Tools > Settings > Navigation > and setting the Route Preference to Faster Time will usually route using freeways. This is not always the case, as some secondary roads are paved and the unit will route to them if it calculates that this will be a faster route.
It is usually a good idea to familiarize yourself with an unknown route. This can be done after creating the route and touching the map screen. Zoom out to view sections of the route. Via points can then be added to modify the route as necessary.

Sep 28, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1450 GPS Receiver

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Hello. When I turned my Garmin on this AM, the language had changed to Spanish. I tried changing the setting using the tool icon but it didn't work. Is there something else I should be doing?


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The garmin is offered in many markets and instructions areavailable in numerous languages, including German, Italian, Spanish andEnglish. If your instructions are in a language other than English, you can usethis article to get started and make a journey.
1 Turn on the garmin using the "on/off" button and tap onthe screen to answer some questions that the garmin will ask you. After you have answered thequestions, the GO will show the "Driving View," which appears in monochromeuntil the GO finds your location. It then transitions to color.2 Place the garmin outside in an open space without tall trees orlarge buildings around you, and the garmin will find the location. It can take up to fiveminutes when starting the garmin for thefirst time. The "Driving View" appears in color when the GO haspositioned itself.3 Tap the screen to launch the main menu and touch"Navigate to" then "Address." Choose between "City Center,""Postcode" and so on. Type the details onto the screen using theletter-pad. Touch "Done" when you are finished and the garmin will calculate the route.4 Stay on the route by following the map on the screenand by listening to the voice prompts. The To garmin will immediately start guiding you. The"Driving View" will show the name of the next road, the nextinstruction and your current position in addition to other information.Thanks.

Sep 20, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do I get my Garmin 1350 gps to take the highways not the back roads. Have tried it on "shortest distance" and "fastest" doesn't work either way


Setting the Avoidances to Enabled and checking off the box beside the Unpaved Roads should avoid most back roads unless the back roads are paved.
Setting the GPS Route Preference to the Faster Time will usually route via the highways unless it is actually faster to take the secondary roads.
In any case it is usually a good idea after creating the route to view the map and have familiarize yourself with the route. Via points can then be added to modify the route as necessary.

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No roads near starting point

I assume that there should be roads there. It may be that the map is unselected.
  1. Press TOOLS
  2. Press SETTINGS
  3. Press MAPS
  4. At the bottom of the screen press MAP INFO
You should see the name of the maps installed on your satnav. There should be a tick beside the maps if it's selected. If there's not press the map name to select it. This should solve your problem.
If this does not solve the problem the map may be locked. To get information on how to unlock it go to
There may be more information there than you need but it has everything you could need about getting maps working on a garmin nuvi satnav

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Hello , My garmin nuvi 1370 turns on but won't show maps. How can I reset it?

The map may have become unselected.
Then press SETTINGS (or LOCALE on some models)
Press MAPS
Then press MAP INFO at the bottom of the screen.
The name of the map should appear with a tick beside it.
If there's no tick then it's unselected. Press the map name and the tick will appear. It should be ok then.

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My garmin wont let me enter state and loses all info as im driving roads just go blank and says no roads are near

It may be because no map or the wrong map is selected. Try pressing on Tools, Settings, Map, Map Info. The map name should then be shown and should have a tick beside it. If it's not ticked press it to tick it. The map is then selected and should be ok.

Aug 04, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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My garmin 205 keeps on loosing signal and it shows the location on the screen were ther is no roads

when the Garmin shows you are driving in the middle of a field, it is because the software doesn't know there is a road there. New roads seem to take two years before they are updated to the units software disks. I bought 2009 software _specifically_ because two of the highways I use had been extended, but the new disk didn't fix the problem! It is kind of funny where the image on screen shows you are in the middle of a field and the car image does a shimmy left and right!! :>)

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Garmin Nuvi 350 not recognizing some major streets

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