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I need to get updates for ym Garmin nuvi 255w. it did not come with any connection to my computer. I am wondering if I need to purchase at Best buy? How to get updates. I didn't get a manual or anything. Everything is online. Thank you.

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To update your maps you need to connect your satnav to a computer using a mini USB cable. The mini USB end connects into your satnav in the same socket that the car charger plugs into. You might already have one for something else that connects to your computer as many products use the same type of cable e.g. external hard drives, some digital cameras and camcorders, some phones etc. You can get details of how to update your satnav at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

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Rebooting my garmin thru the computer


Hello,

Rebooting the Garmin Nuvi 255W is done when disconnected to external sources of power or connection to the computer.
The computer connection is used to transfer map data and software updates to the GPS.
The software updates are done using the Garmin WebUpdater program.

Jan 15, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 255W 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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on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How to connect my garmin nuvi 255w to a computer


To connect the Garmin 255w you will need a usb cable. If you don't have one that came with it you can check all your other electronic devices like camera, camcorder,mp3 player etc..( my mp3 player usb cable worked fine). Carefully and gently try each one. One you get a usb cable connect it directly to a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub. then go over to the Garmin site and register the unit and download Garmin updater to update your unit. I am attaching the Garmin link for you. Thanks for using FixYa


https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

May 18, 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.

Dec 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do i update my Nuvi 255W garmin GPS


To update your nuvi, all you need to do is to connect your nuvi to an internet connected computer and the updates will show on the lower left of your computers screen, click on it and it will update it with the latest software version and maps.
You can also go to your nuvis website and search for latest updates. Just click on the map link and a list will pop up under the map link, select update maps if it is maps you want to update. It will ask you to choose your device from a list, after choosing your nuvi 255w then it will show you the latest maps for your gps, but you have to install its plug ins first.
That is how to update your gps.

Dec 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Need to update my gamin nuvi 255w online where do i go?


Details on how to update your garmin nuvi maps are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps
To update your software only connect your satnav to your computer. Download and install webupdater on your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
When you run the program it will update your software.

Oct 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I buy nuvi 255w ,what i have to do to update it


Garmin may give you one free update, depending how long you have had the unit. Check garmin.com for update policy

Jul 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Free opdates for Garmin nuvi 255


There are no free updates. You can buy the current version OR you can buy the lifetime update package. Go to your retail store or to Garmin.com

Jun 27, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 255W is frozen on. Won't shut off won't do anything!


You can try a soft reset. Remove the SD card if you have one installed (this might be the cause of the problem)

Slide the power key to the left
Hold it in that position for about 10-15 seconds

And see if it reboots normally. If it does you probably will have to charge the battery and should go to Garmins support center to check for any system updates that will fix the problem. Sometimes it will just freeze and be annoying but there isn't a problem that needs to be fixed. Other times it can be custom maps or the nuvi's operating system needs a update.

Good units tho. Have one myself.

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