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Garmin NUVI 250

Needless to say, the manual included with the NUVI 250 unit sucks . .. er . . .I mean is totally inadequate.   The sparse 16 pages fail to mention things like what kind of memory stick it uses; how to download photos, charging time, etc. etc.
I'm sure it is a great unit . . . if it only had some instructions  to go with it!  In desperation I went back to Fry's in an effort to find further help and made the HUGE mistake of buying the ONLY other help source I found which was Produced by Bennett Marine.  It was less helpful and less complete than the manual: A primitive production at best - and for background music (I am not making this up) a poorly played rendition of "Rockaby Baby"!!!
I would like to take full advantage on my new Garmin 250 - know ALL of its potential (including loading some of my photographs etc.).
Here, then, is my question,  Does Garmin produce such a manual or DVD or have a website to help me?  If not, does anyone?  If so who?
And before I leave you, let me tell you what else sucks.  In trying to contact your company by phone I was informed  ( after all the " If you want to blah blah blah] . . . dial 1)  I was informed that there would (if I cared to hold) be a 20 minute  wait time.
PLEASE HELP . . . either respond by e-mail:  docflagg@earthlink.net  
or give me a call at: 281-440-6550 - I'm in central time too.
Thanks

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  • katanykatany Aug 11, 2008

    **** garmin...i have a problem with the display....i don`t know what is wrong....i drove to the N of the England and the display had been stoped be clear...i can`t see the map...what can i do pls...

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I have a garmin nuvi 250 can i use an 8 gb memory card ?


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Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
______________________
Backup & Restore Nuvi 265W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 265W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260,...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

9709e7c.jpg

ac3bfb2.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
______________________
Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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The Garmin Nuvi 250 does not support loaded routes. You'll have to load the waypoints, and then just go from one to the next, to the next. You can transfer the waypoints to the GPS unit with a USB cord.

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www.garmin.com ...Make an account it is free and register your Nuvi .The website will be www.my.garmin.com ....From that page you will be able to download all things you need..Manual maybe software up date....all. I have a Garmin too..Nuvi 200 And it is up to date thanks to www.garmin.com....Good luck dude!

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Download a pdf version here

(I just Googled "nuvi 250 pdf manual" as I recently did with my own 
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Garmin-250-GPS-manual/id/2946ag101/t/2/

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Turn the unit off. push the lower right corner until the unit comes on. a page will appear with the arabic and it will show 2 radio buttons push the right hand one and it should reset.

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