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I HAVE REGISTERED MY GARMIN NUVI 255w HOW DO I GET FREE UPDATED MAPS

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Garmin give free map updates only if a new map comes out within 60 days of the first time your satnav accesses satellites. You can find details of how to update your maps at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps The only difference in doing this for free updates and paid updates is that if you're entitled to a free update when you click on GET UPDATE you'll be taken to the download page. If you have to pay for it you'll be taken to the payments page.

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Radio Shack sold me the Nuvi 255w display model (demo version). They assured me that it would work, when I got it home it says no detailed maps found that support routing. I have reset it to default and...


Yes and you may be able to download a map for free , if the unit has never been registered with Garmin.

The Nuvi 2xxW series has a limited internal memory and the latest maps are fairly large in size and may not fit on the units internal memory. The map may have to go on an SD card.

The no detailed maps warning would have come up on the screen at the store as well.

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How do down lqad updated maps to my sae nav


Welcome to FixYa.

To upgrade and/or update your Garmin GPS, do the following:

  • To update your Garmin device, go to this link https://my.garmin.com/maps/chooseDeviceType.htm?
  • Select your device type.
  • It will request to install the Gamin Communicator Plug-in.
  • Make sure that you connect your Garmin device to the computer before proceeding to install.
  • After the installation, it will automatically download for an updated map.

Note: Sometimes, there are no available updated maps.

To confirm if there are available maps, contact Garmin:
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)

US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296

Thank you for using FixYa.
Have a great day.

Jul 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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We have a garmin nuvi 255w. We need to know what is the latest map update. Our gps has "CN North America, NT 2010.30" version on it. Is ther something newer than this.


Maps for most GPS devices are updated several times a year. Your map is from 2010 and should be updated. You can go to the garmin site and pay to download and install upgraded maps or do a google search for map upgrades and you'll find some services offering lifetime upgrades for a few dollars more than the Garmin one time upgrade. I did this and have had no problems updating the maps on my Garmin Nuvi 250.

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Garmin nuvi 200 ,I wiped all the software off my nuvi 200 if anyone has a backup a garmin 200, could I have a copy please. thanks Daniel-husse


If its a registered unit, you can go to Garmin.com and get it free.
It would not give you updated maps for free though (unless you bought the lifetime maps)

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How do i regester my garmin


Hi, go to https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm and with your Nuvi plugged into your computer follow the instructions to set up an account, register and then download the latest upgrade. The first one is free, then you have to pay after that. If they say that your product is already registered (which is what happened to me!) then you have to go back to the supplier and tell them to notify Garmin to let you register it again. The supplier may have previously registered it and used up the one free upgrade. If they are authorised Garmin distributor they will be able to do this. If they are not, then you have effectively got a used unit, and you will have to pay for upgrade/updated maps. Have fun! David

Jan 01, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I was just given the Garmin 255W as a Christmas gift.Can you purchase the lifetime maps or do you have to pay for each update after the 60 day free update is over.


There are no lifetime maps for your Garmin nuvi. Garmin updates their maps over time, so there are no lifetime maps available for the device. There are free maps and you can buy maps from Garmins website.

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Garmin nuvi® 255W Car GPS Receiver. Problem: Reboots during Map


The simple way is to send the unit to Garmin they will load the maps for free.
If you keep trying - try this -

With your thumb in the lower right corner of the screen - pushing in - like there is an X there - [ push with your thumb before you turn it on] Turn it on -
when this screen comes up - push YES -

then try your maps.
If they do not load on your pc [ which must have the unit hooked up and a legit copy of the newest maps ] then send the unit to Garmin. They will load your maps for you FREE. 86278d7.jpg

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sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Free map update from garmin messed up my nuvi


check if the maps are tickked , go to settings and maps and check which are ticked, if not wot does not work right?

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