20 Most Recent Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


Nuvi 205 does not track car properly!

I found there are different settings on mine such a local. The local will take you all over an area instead of taking you in a straight line. Check your instruction book to know how to set it.
12/24/2017 1:42:49 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Dec 24, 2017

I have a Garmin nuvi 205. the power cord broke so

Try a different power cord. The unit thinks it's connected to a computer for some reason.
11/26/2017 5:18:09 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Nov 26, 2017

My garmin nuvi 205 won't power on or charge?

Replace the battery. Amazon sells battery replacement kits that come with the needed screwdriver. If it is still under warranty, contact Garmin Support.
4/6/2017 9:24:26 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Apr 06, 2017

Cannot change language to english on GPS

Press Wrench.
Press the button with the picture of gears on it.
Press Down arrow.
Choose second menu item from the top.
Press the middle of the 3 boxes on the right.
Press up arrow to find American or British English.
12/14/2016 1:10:30 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Dec 14, 2016

Can not calibrate the screen

Here is the procedure to calibrate the screen if you can not reach the calibration screen through the GPS menus. Nuvi 2xx/2xxW Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then slide the on/off power switch to the left and hold until you see the calibration screen. Note: Some 2xxW models require the procedure below for the 7xx. Nuvi 7xx Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Touch the screen anywhere and keep your finger there while moving the on/off switch to left (don't wait for Garmin logo to come up) and then quickly moving the switch the right (lock position). After a short while, you will reach the calibration screen. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done". Now if you go through and press the dots and it keeps looping without saying "calibration complete" then the touchscreen has drifted out of specification and must be replaced. Please see this link for more information about touchscreens and how to get it replaced. http://www.sharc.net/gps_LCD_repair.htm
5/19/2016 11:45:27 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on May 19, 2016

Have recalibrated but left and right side of screen not working.press g get f etc

re-calebrate again, do a master reset, if that does not work then replace the device... no magic will fix a device that has a bad screen.
8/5/2014 7:20:17 AM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Aug 05, 2014

Garmin nuvi 205 series, keeps beeping and

You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

These are both good steps to take when a Nuvi starts acting up.

I hope that helps.
5/6/2014 7:01:11 PM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on May 06, 2014

Pic wont come up on my laptop

hi, try running in compatability mode as some sat navs software still only work properly with windows vista sp1.to do this right click on programe shortcut select compatability re-start pc after instal all should be well. good luck
4/22/2014 2:00:40 PM • Garmin nuvi 205... • Answered on Apr 22, 2014
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