Question about Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver
If it won't connect then you may have a problem with the nuvi, the cable or the port. To nail down which one try connecting it to a different computer. All you are looking for is that it is recognized so you can try this on any machine that is handy. If that doesn't change anything then you need to check if the cable is good or bad. The best way is to just substitute a different cable. One way of checking without buying a cable is to call a computer store etc and ask if you can bring it in to see if the cable is good. You can try it on one of their computers and if that doesn't work you can try one of their cables. All you are doing is seeing if the computer sees the nuvi. As long as it knows something is there even if it doesn't know what to do with it thats ok. If it knows its there then we know the cables and nuvi are fine. If thats the case then the port of your pc may be the problem.
If the nuvo itself proves to be the problem then you would have to send it into Garmin itself for repair. You can update or add maps onto the sd memory card using a card reader on a laptop or desktop so as long as the unit is working and can find out where it is you still have options if you don;t want to send it in.
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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