20 Most Recent Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


How do i reset my garmin 205w ?

If you have a Garmin purchased well before 2019 dont do a full reset unless you really need to. This will reboot the system and you may fall foul of the 2019 GPS rollover. My unit was from 2015 and after a reset in 2022 the date was very wrong and nobody has a fix for it for satnavs just GPS units with an RS232 connector.
12/7/2022 7:53:07 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Dec 07, 2022

Garmin Nuvi I 205W turn by turn sound problem.

Maptoupdate provides services for update the Garmin Nuvi 205W device with the latest version of GPS software. Visit our website, read the complete process for the Garmin Nuvi 205W GPS update. You can here, easily to download the Garmin Express software and update your Garmin device. If you have any problem with GPS map updating then chat with our expert team at any time. Our GPS expert team help in any type of GPS device-related issue for updating, Garmin Express software downloading, GPS device connectivity with Mac, Computer window, and laptop.
4/10/2020 5:25:25 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Apr 10, 2020

My Garmin Nuvi 205W makes a snowy noise when sound is coming out

The problem is with the audio circuitry of the unit. If it is still under warranty, then have Garmin replace it again.
4/8/2017 2:49:39 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Apr 08, 2017

How do I turn the Bluetooth on to use with my I

Turn on your Nuvi, go to Tools in the next screen you should see Bluetooth..... go to Connections and Add Device

Once added make sure Bluetooth says Enable
1/9/2017 6:51:32 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Jan 09, 2017

Car charger for nuvi 205w

The Garmin Chargers use a 1A 5x20mm glass fuse in the tip.

The DC output of the charger is +5VDC @ 1A. The 1A rating is the max rating and your Nuvi should draw less than 1A under normal conditions.

You would not want to put a 3A in there because if there is a short in the Nuvi, you want the fuse to blow quickly. A 3A fuse is too high in value.
- Jim
12/16/2016 7:27:29 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Dec 16, 2016

Just says loading maps

Re-install both the maps and main software through Garmin Express and your PC. Probably more than once or twice before it "takes".
1/29/2016 12:22:42 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Jan 29, 2016

Reset home location

Hello. To reset your home location do the following:
  1. On the main screen touch Tools>My Data>Set Home Location
  2. Enter address, current location, or recently found.
  3. Touch Done.
Please rate this solution if you found it helpful. Thanks, Edward.
5/7/2015 8:33:00 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on May 07, 2015

Black screen but sound and touch screen beeps seem to be ok.

Most likely a defective LCD display. If the unit was dropped, the LCD ribbon cable might have pulled slightly out of the connector on the PCB board.
3/22/2015 7:13:19 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Mar 22, 2015

No map info on nuvi 205w

Plug your nuvi into your PC. Go to the Garmin.com website and log into your account to see your map information. You can go to your account and see the map downloads and reinstall it from there. Or you can download their software "Garmin Express" on your PC. Run the software while your Garmin is plugged into your PC and it will check for any updates for you.
3/5/2015 2:37:54 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Mar 05, 2015

Nuvi 205W keeps rebooting.

Here is the solution

touch the screen in the right bottom and turn the device on keep the screen pressed. when it asks to reset data select yes
12/31/2014 7:52:27 PM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Dec 31, 2014

Garmin 265w does not star

if it can be seen by a computer you may have a chance, otherwise... get a new unit
8/9/2014 5:01:29 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Aug 09, 2014

How to unmute garmin 2557

press the volume button, press the speaker symbol or turn the volume up. otherwise, try a master reset by holding the bottom right corner while powering the unit on. then either use it without sound or get a replacement
8/9/2014 5:01:04 AM • Garmin nuvi 205W... • Answered on Aug 09, 2014
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