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Most GPS navigation devices from Garmin has a reset function which allows user to access a Maintenance Mode screen with system information, diagnostic details or perform the reset function to restore Garmin Nuvi or other series unit to its original default factory settings.

Depending on which model of Garmin GPS unit you're using, the following routine can reset the Garmin device to original factory loaded settings, or bring up the Maintenance Mode with access to System Information and View Diagnostics screen, where users can see various logs, and of course, clear all user data (reset to factory defaults) or clear Waypoints.

In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Hack above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Trick above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. In fact, there is a video demo by user of Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.



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Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019


Could be a defective battery

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on May 09, 2018


https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.faces?partNo=010-00718-20

Click on above link and download what you need. Both the owner's manual and quick start guide is available.

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Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


junk it
water and electronics do not mix

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Dec 30, 2017


there is a fuse in the cigarette lighter plug if not that check the fuse panel for cig terminal when you were wigling you may have shorted the fuse there and possibly both. good luck

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017


The universal plug in is not universal.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Nov 28, 2017


That unit does not have an MP3 player. In order to get that functionality, you would need to purchase a device that does have that functionality.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017


many problems it could be. Back up your files and do a factory reset.
If that doesn't work, it is probably a h/w issue.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017


It combines the touch sensor as well. It is not available normally so I would send it to Garmin for repair and whether a gift or not, if under warranty, it is under warranty.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on May 19, 2017


I have a Garmin 255 myself. And what I have found is, MOST of the time, the problem is that the CHARGER CABLE has an intermittent connection in it! So, when the cable moves, flexes, or stretches, the battery charge STOPS, and the (mostly discharged) battery cannot support the load, so the unit blacks out and turns off. Try S-L-O-W-L-Y moving the cable while connected with the unit on, and watch for evidence of a bad cable! Sometimes a DIRTY (trapezoid- shaped) connector will do the same thing!

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on May 11, 2017


Do a hard reset on the device. Download Garmin Express and install it to your PC. Connect your device to your PC. Garmin Express will identify it and allow you to install all the maps and software that the device has a subscription to. You either have a corrupt file or a space issue. If it is a space issue, insert an SD card 8gb or less and have Garmin Express install the maps and updates to it.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on May 02, 2017


Download Garmin Express and install it to your PC. Connect your device to your PC. Garmin Express will identify it and allow you to install all the maps and software that the device has a subscription to.

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on May 02, 2017


Very unusual for a Garmin Device.
The screen is faulty so if the store will exchange it great otherwise return it via the links on Garmin's web site for an under warranty replacement.
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Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Apr 15, 2017

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