Garmin nuvi - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

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My garmin 250w does not get satellite signals.

yes it can be very much possible that the gps device is not getting satellite signals due to older version of map.update the gps device with its latest firmware updates for maps then check out.also other possible reasons for this problems are are inbuilt antenna in the gps device is got weak there are external gps antenna available in the online sites like radio-shack and best-buy shops.but if the antenna is not the problem then it can be problem in the battery of the gps.the battery is got weak.the battery needs replacement in this case.but if the battery is also not the problem then check out if the no or low signal problem is only at one place or every where.if there are tall buildings and trees covering the gps or its in the packed room or car.then it looses signals sometimes..in this case it has to be placed directly facing towards the open sky.where the space is wide open then check out.it will start catching the signal.but as per you question if nothing helps then yes the older map version in the device is definitely one of the reason for no signal in the device. this will help.please do rate the solution.keep updated for any further assistance if more help required.thanks.
7/28/2022 11:39:43 AM • Garmin nuvi 250W... • Answered on Jul 28, 2022
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I cannot register online; tells me that my serial number is invalid

Call Garmin
My 760 had an error in the serial number. The garmin tech solved this in seconds with the corrected number.

Harvey
7/10/2022 12:19:48 AM • Garmin Nuvi 760... • Answered on Jul 10, 2022
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Garmin 1300 touch screen not responding??

A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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7/5/2022 8:01:31 AM • Garmin nuvi 1300... • Answered on Jul 05, 2022
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How to activate my nuvi 660 using my mac and itunes or audible.com

I had the same problem and was able to resolve it using the procedure (listed below) from Audible technical support.  It's wordy, but the long and short of it is that you need to activate the Nuvi on a PC machine, then you can use it on the Mac.  To transfer files, open iTunes audiobook window, then drag your books of choice from that window to the Nuvi icon on the desktop.  I had no problems using this procedure.

Thank you for contacting Audible.com. On its behalf, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience and I am most committed to satisfying and resolving your inquiry to the fullest of my abilities.

As per your email I understand that you wish to use your Garmin GPS with Audible on your Mac.

Unfortunately, the Garmin is not supported on a Mac with Audible audiobooks unless it is first activated on a Windows PC. If you have access to a Windows PC please follow the requested steps below to activate it on a PC first. Once successfully activated you will be able to use your Mac to transfer your audiobooks onto it.

If you have access to a Windows PC to activate your Garmin GPS through the Audible Manager software please do the following to get started.

Make sure Audible Manager is installed in your PC, otherwise please go to: Audible Software page ( www.audible.com/software ) and download the version for Download for Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. Select Run or Save. During this installation process, a message: "If you already own an Audible Ready mobile device, please select it from the choices below", will prompt, please select Garmin GPS Devices from the list.

If Audible Manager is already installed on your PC: Launch Audible Manager, click on Devices > Add new device. You will be asked to connect to the Internet. Click Yes to connect. From the list of devices, select the Garmin GPS Devices, and click ok.

Once installed successfully now please follow the requested steps to activate your Garmin Nuvi using the Audible Manager software. 

Ensure that the device is connected to the PC and Internal Memory is selected to activate the Main Memory of your GPS. Please note you may transfer your audiobooks onto the SD card as well if you have one. 

Right-click the Garmin plugin in the bottom left corner of Audible Manager ( below Mobile Devices ) and choose activate. 

After entering your username and password, click ok. 

Once your Garmin has been successfully activated using a Windows PC you may now use your Mac to transfer your Audible audiobooks to your Gramin. 

Before you can transfer your audiobooks on to your Garmin device please follow the requested steps below to download your audiobooks.

Please log into your Audible Account, Click on My Library on the top of the page next to Home, Once you are in your online library towards your right hand side, you will find a tab called "Download It". This will start your download action from our server to your computer. 

This will download the selection onto your desktop and open iTunes. If the file downloads to your desktop, double click or drag the file into the iTunes library. 

Connect your Garmin device to computer. 

Drag the book from iTunes onto the Garmin device.

Playing Audible Files on Garmin Nüvi

From the Main Menu after powering on the Nüvi, select Travel Kit > Audible Book Player.
You can locate the title in the Audible Book Player by clicking on the Browse button. You can search all titles, or by Genre, Author, or Narrator. Select the category you would like to search by, and select the title. Press the Play button to begin enjoying your Audible selection.

Title: Garmin Nüvi Installation
URL: http://audible.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/audible.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3239&p_created=1144186251

Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any information regarding the Garmin GPS being supported on a Mac in the future. However, I will be glad to forward your email address to upper management so you are notified once the Garmin GPS is supported on a Mac.

As always, I hope I have met all your needs and requests, as it has been a pleasure assisting you today. If I could be of any further assistance, or answer any further questions, please let me know and I'll be happy to do so. 

I appreciate and value your business as an Audible customer.

Here at Audible, we truly value and appreciate your business; if you need further assistance, please respond to this email or if you wish, please provide me with a contact number and the best available time to reach you.

For additional questions, how to contact us and hours of operation, please visit us at: www.audible.com/contactus

Sincerely,
Hakime R.
Audible Customer Support
5/16/2022 3:58:32 AM • Garmin Nuvi 660... • Answered on May 16, 2022
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Free updated maps for my garmin nuvi 200

GO TO http://www.wtorrent.com/search/?q=Garmin%20City%20Navigator%20North%20America%20NT%202009
5/9/2022 5:35:23 AM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on May 09, 2022
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Can we download European maps

If you bought the satnav in the USA it won't work in Europe. If you bought it in Europe you can download the maps but the full map of Europe won't fit on it. You can fit Western Europe or add and remove countries as you need them. It's probably not a satisfactory solution when traveling with a motor home. You can put the map on an SD card but the nuvi 200W has problems reading maps from SD cards of 2 Gb or more. The map of Europe would take a 4 Gb card to hold it all.

You would probably be better to buy a cheap satnav of Europe. You can get them from http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/xx/617/xx/1914/23/criteresn.html?sSortInfo=Prix-ASC
if you want to buy on line or Halfords shops if you prefer to deal with someone face to face. Some of them cost less than €100 and would be near the same price as buying the map of Europe.

Or if you want a satnav that covers both the USA and Europe and will work in both the Garmin nuvi 1370 or the 2370 would do the job but costs a bit more.

I hope this answers your question.
12/27/2021 5:21:48 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on Dec 27, 2021
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How do I bypass a pen lock screen on a Garmin nuvi 1450

Go onto the Garmin web site and reset the 1450.
10/14/2021 6:42:57 AM • Garmin nuvi GPS • Answered on Oct 14, 2021
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I forgot my four word password

of course ! but i didn't know the reset button,i only know there is some password recovery utilities you can have a try ,
check this out : unlock word password
8/31/2021 7:17:00 PM • Garmin nuvi 255W... • Answered on Aug 31, 2021
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AVIC-HRZ800

Download Garmin Web Updater, you probably need to install English again. It will help you do that Www. Garmin. Com/software
7/8/2021 7:06:20 PM • Garmin nuvi 1450... • Answered on Jul 08, 2021
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How do I fix the backlight of my garmin 3205

The LCD display contains both the display and backlight. They are integrated as one piece. Therefore the entire display needs to be replaced. The backlight connections are soldered to the LCD connections. Replace the entire display.
5/2/2021 8:28:01 PM • Garmin nuvi GPS • Answered on May 02, 2021
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 850. Unit battery doesn't charge up in car

Broken wire in the lead or a faulty plug at one of the ends. replacement https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Garmin-GTM21-USA-Can-Lifetime-Traffic-Cable-For-Nuvi-6xx-680-750-760-780-850-855/333914865288?hash=item4dbee07e88:g:EvgAAOxyMxpRrY3t

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4/16/2021 4:25:32 AM • Garmin nuvi GPS • Answered on Apr 16, 2021
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My husband downloaded and updated

sounds like the system is lost. My unit progresses to the map or where to screen without any interaction. you may need to do a factory reset. it will erase your stuff so you need to back it up first.
4/15/2021 10:37:57 PM • Garmin nuvi 310... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021
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My Nuvi 200W is several years old and I have never

I can help you update your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.
4/15/2021 10:37:11 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021
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HELP!!!

I can help you update your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.
4/15/2021 10:36:24 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021
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I have Garmin Nuvi 200W that I'd like to add Australian Maps to.

You can purchase maps for download at https://buy.garmin.com/shop/buymaps.do?null&ra=true. Garmin does sell the maps for Australia at that site.

There are other maps available from third parties which are compatible but you'd have to confirm that from the seller.
4/15/2021 10:32:06 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021
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How do I get Malta Maps for Garmin Nuvi 200w

there are still no released maps for Malta. You have to buy them from a local company
4/15/2021 10:31:33 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021
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Looking for Map upgrades for Garmin Nuvi GPS

I've looked for free map upgrades for my Garmin and could not find anything. I did find a lifetime map upgrade deal for around $75. It allows you unlimited upgrades for as long as you own the GPS. Go to the garmin site and search NUMaps.
4/13/2021 7:10:46 AM • Garmin nuvi 260W... • Answered on Apr 13, 2021
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I bought at Garmin Nuvi

It's strange if the plug doesn't fit the cigarette lighter socket. They can be a tight fit so if you find it a little big for the socket try putting pressure on it to push it in. If it absolutely won't fit you can buy cigarette lighter plugs in car accessory shops. If you can get one that does fit you can cut the one that's on the lead off and fit the new one.

If you cannot get any plug to fit you can get the lead wired permanently into the car. Any garage would be able to do it for you.
9/29/2020 6:42:49 PM • Garmin Nuvi 660... • Answered on Sep 29, 2020
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I My Garmin Nuvi 1300 doesn't work. It can't find satellites.

You should have the need to Garmin Nuvi 1300 update with the latest version. After updating GPS Nuvi 1300 restart then you find the device is working fine. Read here more step to update with the latest version software Vist our website Garmin Nuvi 1300 update
6/4/2020 8:36:04 AM • Garmin nuvi 1300... • Answered on Jun 04, 2020
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Garmin nuvi 200 update

Hello,There are instructions for getting more space on the nuvi 200 here:https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={e50f9a70-3d61-11dd-ff15-000000000000}Also, if you require more assistance you can call Garmin support:http://www.garmin.com/us/support/contact
5/14/2020 2:25:26 PM • Garmin nuvi 200W... • Answered on May 14, 2020
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