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My Garming Nuvi 205 w shut right back off just as it is loading maps. What is wrong?.

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My Garming Nuvi 205 w shut right back off just as it is loading maps. What is wrong?.

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Starts and gets to the loading maps screen then shuts off. Tried new battery still does same thing. This happened all at once with no warning.


If your Garmin NUVI 205 can be recognized by your computer when plugged in, I recommend you backup your favorites.

Then attempt a hard reset.

Finally, replace the firmware and system software using webupdate.

I hope that helps.

Apr 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Unlock maps


I do know a 'workaround' to Garmin's copy-protection for maps you legally are entitled to use, but before that, when a Garmin Nuvi 205 stops working or behaves strangely, there are two steps you can take yourself to try and get it going again:

  1. Perform a Hard Reset,
  2. Run WebUpdater to reinstall that firmware.

I hope that helps.

Mar 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 series, keeps beeping and "loading maps" I tried shutting it off and then holding the reset and turn it back on. it will not turn back on this way. if i push reset w/it on, it shuts off.


You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

These are both good steps to take when a Nuvi starts acting up.

I hope that helps.

Dec 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin NUVI 205 when turned on says can't unlock maps!?!


Whenever Garmin Nuvis have map problems, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Remove a map to make space on my garmin nuvi 205


I would reset the whole unit to factory specs & then load map.

Jul 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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I formatted garmin nuvi 205


You have not only erased all of your maps but you have also erased all of the internal software that was a part of your Garmin. I do not recall seeing anything on the web site that resolves your issue. If you can get a hold of another 205 perhaps you can make an image file of its software and then transfer that over to yours.

Apr 22, 2017 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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GPS would not turn on


Have you already tried the webupdater or registred the device on garmin.com? There you should get an free mapupdate which could replace your broken maps.

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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