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I have a nuvi 255W model. This is crazy. It says when I turn it on, "maps are locked"-- I hit ok-- next screen says " no detailed maps found that support routing. The nuvi cannot be used without them." This is where it won't let me go to any other screen.

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You need to have your satnav registered with garmin. Log into myGarmin and click on the myMaps tab at the top of the screen. If you don't already have a map of the Philippines click on "buy more maps" and follow the prompts. If you already have a map that you just want to update you can get details of how to update it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
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sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

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Have you tried updating the unit at Garmin's Website?

Let me know if you need help, I can get you the right web-link if needed.


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