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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Those are severe symptoms.
A Hard Reset is a good idea after a firmware upgrade.
There are three levels of getting your Garmin 255W's attention and correcting bad habits (ie: not loading maps or locking up).
The first is 'soft reset'. There is a reset button along the bottom of your gps. Push and hold it until it restarts. If you cannot locate your reset button, sliding the power switch to OFF and holding for 8 seconds should do the same thing.
The second method is a 'hard reset' or 'clear all user data', to restore factory defaults.
The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
The third method is a firmware upgrade via Garmin's Webupdater, or the myGarmin site.
Run through these fixes to get your Nuvi running as good as new.
I hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 255w freezes
mine would constantly cycle in the reboot. I had to clear the stored data by pressng and holding the lower right side of the screen and turning on the gps. once it boots up, it will ask if you want to clear the data memory (will not clear the actual maps). say yes, when it reboots, you will have to redo your personal settings as if it was new out of the box.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
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