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My garmin gps wont start anymore. It shows a picture of a computer on in, but my computer doesn't read it. what do i do?

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  • jveriatch Nov 13, 2010

    Its still stuck on that screen. It doesn't let me go anywhere.

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Hi,

Not sure what the other guys have posted but hopefully I may be able to help.

As you know the computer picture usually comes up when the unit is connected to a PC for updates etc. It is possible however for the unit to not realise that it has been disconnected from the PC, sometimes this happens when the batteries run flat during an update. Hence your unit is now stuck in USB mass storage mode.

I am presuming that the unit hasn't been dropped or been in contact with any liquids because obviously that would mean a repair rather than hopefully a fix.

So, lets try the obvious first.

The nuvi 255W will have a reset bottom on the bottom (underneath the serial number sticker), press this in and see if the unit will reboot normally.

If not slide the power button to the on/off position for 8 seconds (hold it there) and then release and turn on, see if it will reboot normally.

Hold your finger on the lower left corner of the screen whilst turning on the unit, see if it boots normally.

Connect the unit to a pc with a different USB cable and see if the updater software picks up the unit when turned on. I would also try this on more than one pc, maybe a laptop. Then see if it boots normally (it is important to connect to a USB port and not a USB hub).


Hope this helps you with your unit. If it does please rate my help, I would appreciate it.

Thanks

Adam

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Try resetting the unit, via the rest button, Please have a look in the manual below, it will show you what to do, and how to fix your unit.
www8.garmin.com/manuals/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

www8.garmin.com/support/
use the support site if the reset doesn't work.


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