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I have Garmin Nuvi 255 navigator. I would Like to Apdate Latest Map of Australia.

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How do I get the devise to work here in Australia


probably does not have maps installed for australia.

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I bought this devise in USA last year where it worked very well.I fished it out the other day but it doesn't work here why?


When you mean does not work, does the unit power up or is it plain dead? If it does not turn on, then you will need to troubleshoot or send out for repair.

If it turns on, but does not provide you with maps, you need to load maps for Australia as you currently have US maps loaded on the device.

Google search for Australia maps for your unit, or contact Garmin customer service.

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Nuvi 1490T Australia Maps on a chip


Hello,

City Navigator 2012 is available preloaded on micro sd card.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-microsd-australia-and-new-zealand-city-navigator-nt-2012.html

Sep 22, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


Hello,

It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

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Need map updates for a nuvi 255 looked on garmin site, but model not listed


You need to have your satnav registered to update it. You can find details of how to register and update it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Apr 22, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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Hi, I have a Nuvi 255 (205 series) gps, three years old. Last week the screen went blank, came back grey with 'crosshairs' and a black dot in the middle indicating 'press here'. I did so and the dot moved...


Graham - what your describing sounds like you somehow managed to erase the street level maps and POIs in your Nuvi.

If you connect the GPS to the computer with your USB cable, you should at the contents of the Nuvi directories and find a file called GMAPPROM.IMG or GMAPSUPP.IMG. These are the street level map files. Generally, these are found in the root directory of the Nuvi - or if yours has / and you use a memory card slot for maps - find it in the /GARMIN directory. GMAPPROM.IMG is the name of the first map set and GMAPSUPP.IMG is the name of the supplementary or second map set (if you purchased & installed one). You will likely have only one of these files - and may be named either. The size of this file depends on the area and age of the map. Current maps of the entire US run over 1 GB in size. If you do not have any maps named GMAPPROM or GMAPSUPP, you will not see any street level maps.

Something happened to delete the maps. Garmin will probably NOT provide free replacement maps for you, unless under warranty. If the devices is trashing maps and other files, you probably want to replace the unit under warranty or not. Garmin will, upon return of your old Nuvi - replace it with a factory refurbished unit with the latest maps installed, for $79. You can take advantage of this service by following this link to Garmin Service.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Mar 23, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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How can I change my Garmin Nuvi from germany to australia


go to Tools.... Settings..... Map..... on bottom of screen press Map Info.... put a check mark in the map you would like to use.....only one map at a time so if your in Germany place check in Australia when you enter

Nov 10, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Well my Garmin nuvi 1300 was working fine yestarday but now it's saying "No Map Data Available"... What does that mean?


it sound like someone has "unticked" maps go to settings then maps and map info and look for the screen that says city navigator, and tick box that should work unless someone has attached to pc and wiped maps

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How do we update our garmin nuvi 255


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
First you have to set up an account at Garmin using the serial number on your GPS. Once you do that you can download firmware update for free.
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

By the way, the correct Garmin approved power OR download cables are a must!!
Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 255 Car GPS Receiver

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Have usa garmin nuvi 260 ,want to load austalia maps how?


well you need to update the firmware of your gps also call garmin customer support they are great tell them about the map, also the poor satelite cover might be because of your location or weather conditions

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