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The 255w restart and restart and restart when power on ...what can i do ??

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Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode. www.mydigitallife.info

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Can't unlock maps on garmin nuvi 255w after update


You can try to power down for hard reset(disconnect battery) and after connect again or reset to factory setting.

Mar 19, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

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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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 200 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
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on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I pluged in my old garmin with a new cord. the new cord when i pluged it in it tould me to update. but my old cord will work the garmin fine. my garmin is a nuvi 255w


Hello,

Is this the USB data cable or is it the vehicle power cable?
Is it possible that you may have the wrong cable for the nuvi 255W?
The proper data cable is Garmin part number 010-10723-01.
The proper vehicle power cable is part number 010-10723-06.

Sep 11, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I power my nuvi 255w on and it says loading maps but doesnt and it makes a beep and powers off. there is no reset button on this unit and i don`t know what to do to get it to come on and stay on? ty


Hold the power button for more than 20 seconds till it restarts - this is a soft reset. Then try again.

If that doesn't help, do a master reset which clears all user data back to the factory state. From powered down, turn the Garmin on while holding the right bottom corner of the screen for at least 20 seconds. A question should appear if all user data should be cleared. Then try again.

When it works again I would suggest to update the software in there till the latest version available on Garmin.com

Jul 04, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 255w is restarting continuously when is charging the maps and I can't have access to its initial screen.


what you can do is restoring it or update it and it will work just fine again the happen to me and i did it and it worked again

Apr 12, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Im not getting any signal on my garmin nuvi 255w


If your garmin nuvi 255w in not getting any signal try to reset the unit by holding the power off/on button for about 15 seconds, that way it will restart the unit and it will start to work properly, but if it does not still work, then you need to disconnect the gps device and take it out of the car to an area where the gps will directly face the sky. That way it will receive signal. Or you can connect an external antenna to it.

That should do the job.

Jan 02, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Screen seems OK but there is no way to interface as it does not respond to touch. Unit is 255w and about 2 years old.


The solution to this problem is for you to calibrate the screen. Before calibrating the screen, i will advice you reset the gps. To reset your device, hold down the power button for about 15 seconds, it will restart itself and power up fully, if the touch screen does not still work, then calibrating the screen will do the job for you. To calibrate the screen, follow the steps below:
  1. Turn off your nuvi,
  2. Hold the upper left corner of the screen, then turn on the nuvi,
  3. Release the power key once the garmin screen appears,
  4. Continue to hold the upper left corner of the screen for 30 seconds till a white screen with 'touch dots' appears,
  5. Then follow the rest of the guide from there.
It might take a few tries before it works for you but you have to keep trying till you get it right. I am very certain that this will work for you.

Dec 31, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Will not turn on


I have a garmin 255W when turning on all itdoes is go to a white screen with black dot thatsay Press dot .It wont turn on how do you fix this

Jan 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin 255w nuvi keep turning off and wont turn on


It is a good idea to perform a hard reset on your Garmin Nuvi after updating the software.

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

Dec 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Voice was accidentally disabled on 255w


Restart the GPS and reset the voice,this happened to me,easy fix.

Sep 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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