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My screen says "system software missing" and I can't get it to go away.

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  • missriver Oct 07, 2010

    nothing got formatted.. I was on a road trip and was using it fine, put it away and then next time I looked at it and turned it on, it said that. It says its a Garmin nuvi 265w.

  • missriver Oct 07, 2010

    a number would be great thanks. I'm in the Los Angeles area.



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that sounds pretty bad, did the storage get formatted or did someone delete files?
I can't say much at this point without knowing its brand and model. and if any changes had been made recently before the error message came.

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  • Ekse Oct 07, 2010

    Allright, a garmin. You need to connect the garmin to the computer and perform the software update. you can perform a web update here

    if this does not help, then use the desktop software that came with the garmin and see if its able to restore it or perform a update.

    If this doesn't help, you have to call garmin support, the garmin needs to get its software reloaded, you will either have to send the unit to them or they might offer remote assistance and do the work directly on your computer with the garmin connected. I do not have the files needed for the operation so I can not do that myself the people at garmin mainly keep them to theirselfs Few gps units have had their software posted for everyone to download but not this model.

    if you need a number to garmin, please let me know where you are at and I'll find your closest garmin number.

  • Ekse Oct 07, 2010

    Garmin Support
    US: 913-397-8200
    US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020



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