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My garmin nuvi 205 will not turn on . I used it on a trip and when tried to use it on return will not do anything . the car cord is good and the cord to hook to computer is good , but niether one will make it do anything.

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Try to slide power on for 35 secs to do hard reset.
if unit does not start send it to service.
faulty board!

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Well not turn on


This is likely a failed battery.
The battery on these units is not user-replaceable (soldered to the PCB) and must be returned to Garmin for repair.

CLICK HERE to see more about their FLAT RATE repair service.

Your nuvi 205 is listed as a $69 flat rate repair.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 200W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 200W Webupdate

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 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download your Garmin Nuvi 200 Series manuals here.
Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 200W Favorites Backup here

on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin won't charge or turn on.


Hello :

How old is your battery ? I think that the battery life is ended [ can't be recharged anymore ] . Just replace it and problem will be solved .

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Apr 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205


TIME FOR A TRIP TO GARMIN

Feb 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 series, keeps beeping and "loading maps" I tried shutting it off and then holding the reset and turn it back on. it will not turn back on this way. if i push reset w/it on, it shuts off.


You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

These are both good steps to take when a Nuvi starts acting up.

I hope that helps.

Dec 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 205 is not talking


hello. Begin by turning the volume all the way on. It is the little dial on the upper right side of the garmin. If that doesn't give you sound, return the unit as it is under warranty.

Dec 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Our garmin nuvi 205 won't acquire a signal


There are a few reasons for this occuring.

1) Battery too low ( recharge fully via the supplied charger, not the car outlet)
2) The view to the sky is impeded, take it outside.
3) too far back from the windscreen to get a fix

4) software not functioning properly. Remove faceplate to access the reset hole and insert paper clip to return unit to factory settings)
your data from previous trips will be deleted in this action) Use a credit card to prise the face plate off

5) you have damaged the SIIRF chip by tsarting the engine with the unit plugged to tjhe car power. A definite NONO

Thanks for using FIXYA


Oct 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Can't get Garmin Nuvi 750 to turn on


I had this problem and tried to return it 3 times but the store always got it on. I finally figured out that on the bottom of the Garmin is a reset "button." There is no actual button, but you will see where it says "reset" Push that. See http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/2458_QuickStartManual.pdf for the Nuvi 205.

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 205 voice stopped working


I had the same problem. I went onto Garmin.com and attached the Nuvi to the computer using a cord that I had for my blackberry phone. Once connected, I turned on the Nuvi and ran the update tool. The update tool will reinstall the voices. This seemed to work the first time. I have had to do this twice now since I received the Nuvi 205 on December 26, 2008 (it's February 13, 2009)

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