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I have a Garmin Nuvi 255 and for some reason it started freezinig on the load up screen. All i see in Loading Maps... is this a common problem or do I have to go get it exchanged? Jesse

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  • Jesse Vadasz Jan 03, 2011

    I attempted your suggestion about holding my finger in the bottom right corner during load up. I clicked "YES" when prompted to clear all user data, unfortunately it didn't get me past the "loading maps" screen. Jesse

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Hi there, this is a common problem with the Garmin units and sometimes all you need to do is reset the unit to sort it out. Please try the following steps -

Under the bottom right edge there should be a sticker with your serial number on it.

Carefully peel this sticker back and there should be a small hole underneath which you can use a paper clip to poke in and press the reset switch.

Hopefully this should sort the problem out.

The other thing you could try is a user data reset. Press on the bottom right corner of the touchscreen and hold it there while you turn the power on. This should then go into an "Erase all user data" screen. Accept the warning and the unit should reset.

Try these methods and see how you get on.

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You need to reset it to factory settings in order to make it work ...but there are a few issues here ...and the most important is keeping the data ..
In the Quick Start Manual of Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS, it stated that you can reset the unit by pressing the RESET button at its bottom. However, the RESET button is not found in my Nuvi 255w.(may be hidden in a hole and needed to be pressed with a sharp object ...)

Additional information in the Owner's Manual stated that if RESET button is not found, slide the POWER key and hold it for more than 8 seconds will do the same, but I found out doing so will go to the touch screen calibration utility instead.

Another section in the Owner's Manual under the title "Clearing User Data" stated that holding your finger on the lower-right corner of the screen while turning on the unit and keeping the finger pressed until a message appear, that will allow you to delete all user-entered information.

I tried it and a message window pops up asking about "Do you really want to erase all user data?". There are 2 buttons to select, Yes or No. If you want to try this, make sure you've backup the data in your unit before answering to Yes.

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