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Garmin nuvi 255W back-up
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:59:24 PM »
Hi all!

I'm writing here hoping that someone will help me. Here's my problem: I have a Garmin nuvi 255W that after about 2 hours of work it blocks and the only way to make it start is to reset. I'v tryed to update the device but I got an error, something like "file missing" - update aborted. The device has the original maps, it's not cracked or something. I want to reinstall the software but i dont have any back-up or the install CD. Can anyone help me wih some information about it?

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Re: Garmin nuvi 255W back-up
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 04:45:41 AM »
The nuvi is not provided with an "install CD". You need to copy all the files from the unit to your computer when it's new if you want a backup. I think you will need to call Garmin support for help. You will need to wait on hold for a long time, but this is the best way to resolve the problem.

Make sure you are near your computer and have the Nuvi connected to it. Garmin has a procedure for remotely accessing the Nuvi through your computer to make repairs. Generally speaking, they are very helpful, even if the Nuvi is out of warranty.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2010, 11:45:47 AM by Boyd »