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How and where can i download updates for my 255w

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Hello,

Follow the procedures below on how to update your garmin nuvi:

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.

2. Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web address: http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

3. Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the WebUpdater by following the wizard (accept defaults).

4. Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " WebUpdater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Good luck.

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Oct 09, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Help me update my 1 year old 255w


Have a look at the same map update problem I answered about a month ago, here on FixYa.

You can update the firmware by downloading and installing Garmin's WebUpdater.

If this was helpful, please rate it "4 thumbs up" - Thanks!

Aug 02, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I HAVE REGISTERED MY GARMIN NUVI 255w HOW DO I GET FREE UPDATED MAPS


Garmin give free map updates only if a new map comes out within 60 days of the first time your satnav accesses satellites. You can find details of how to update your maps at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps The only difference in doing this for free updates and paid updates is that if you're entitled to a free update when you click on GET UPDATE you'll be taken to the download page. If you have to pay for it you'll be taken to the payments page.

Apr 01, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I need to update car garmin 255w navigator


Thank you for your question.

If you need to update the maps in your Garmin, go to the following URL and download the update.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1456&pvID=73251


This does cost $79.99, but it's cheaper than getting a new Garmin.

You just hook your Garmin up to the USB of your PC and download the maps update for your geographic area.

Please note: You may want to start your download and plan on doing something else for an hour or two. When we did the download, we clicked the "download" button and went to bed for the night.

The next morning, the download was complete. That was a while back, but it probably still takes a long time.

If this helps, please give me a positive rating.

Thank you.

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Need to update my gamin nuvi 255w online where do i go?


Details on how to update your garmin nuvi maps are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
To update your software only connect your satnav to your computer. Download and install webupdater on your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
When you run the program it will update your software.

Oct 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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When I turned on my Garmin nuv 255W Car GPS Receiver it reminded me to update it because my software was over a year old. My question is how do I update if possible without incurring any cost? Andy


Hi soami696,

To update the software for your unit, free of charge, follow these instructions:

1. Go to http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater, and download WebUpdater to your computer.
2. Connect the GPS unit to your computer using the Mini-USB cable.
3. Run WebUpdater and follow the on-screen instructions.

After confirming that you want to the update, WebUpdater will automatically download the update and install it on your device.

Reboot your GPS receiver, and you should have the latest updated software from Garmin.

For a copy of a manual for your series of GPS units, go to this link and download here:
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

This manual covers operation of several 200 series Garmin GPS Receivers, such as 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275, and 285W, etc.

Let me know how this works out for you, and if you need further assistance, I'll be glad to help. Thanks.

Regards, Bill

Sep 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How can I update my garmin 255w for free?


Garman gives you one free update for maps - if you download them within 30 days. Otherwise you have to pay.
To find out what you need. Use the usb cord provided with the unit and plug it into your pc. Go online to the GARMIN website and download the manager. From there it is just follow the prompts. You might Email and ask GARMIN to give you one free update for maps? The firmware updates and other updates such as POI are free.

May 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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