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Garmin 205 W has been discontinued and webupdater

Garmin nuvi 205 W has been discontinued and webupdater service indicates that they cannot update discontinued models. Solution please?

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I find that hard to be true. The manufactuer just came out with updates for the Nuvi 3xx and 6xx this month (Aug 09) and those models are older than your Nuvi 205W. When you mean updates are you referring to firmware or maps? Either way, even the discontinued models are still being supported with firmware & map updates.

If you are having trouble getting your unit updated, please let me know and I can help you with this.


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I need to update my Garmin nuvi 205 Car GPS Receiver is this a free service please?


Hello wallbridge,
To update your garmin nuvi is free. All you need to do is to first downlad the webupdater on to a PC then you go to the webupdater software on your pc and then you connect your garmin nuvi to the PC.
Select the updates of your choice, whether the map updates or software update. It will bring up the latest update for you. Then you select the update and it will be installed on your garmin nuvi for you.
You cn download the webupdater from the garmin nuvi website. www.garmin.com
Or you can go to www.garmin.com, when the page is fully loaded, go the the support link, a slide will pop out, then you select what you want to update there, either the maps or software, then follow the rest of the instructions from there.
Would be glad to know if this information helped you. All the best. Elect_Comp

Sep 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 200W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 200W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download your Garmin Nuvi 205 Series manuals here.
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on Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software


How to Perform a WebUpdate of the Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W System Software

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W get stuck or freeze at startup or when loading maps?

One trick to try when your GPS is acting up is to perform a Hard Reset.

Occasionally, your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. Today's tip will describe how to restore your Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your PC and update the system software of your GPS.

Your Garmin Nuvi should be running as good as new.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 205 won't turn on


Whenever these devices start acting up, such as not turning on or not loading past the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Feb 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin 205 seems to have lost its fix. Its position is out by about 100m, tracking established roads but to one side or other then loses roads altogether then gets totally lost. Is a map update...


Whenever these devices start acting up, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device. There have been numerous fixes to the firmware to allow the Garmin 205 or acquire satellite signal faster, and to be more accurate with your location.

I hope that helps.

Feb 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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I downloaded garmin nu-maps updates but it states that the file is corrupted. can you help please


I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Nov 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Need updates for garmin nuvi 205 how do i get them


You can get all updates here: But maps are not free. Firmware is.

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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

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Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Nov 15, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin NUVI 205 when turned on says can't unlock maps!?!


Whenever Garmin Nuvis have map problems, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 205W worked fine yesterday, loaded the latest software updates from my computer. Today - won't even turn on.


Whenever these devices start acting up, like not starting up, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205.

Once it restarts again, you may have to use Garmin's WebUpdater service again to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 11, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205 will not turn on


Whenever these devices start acting up, like not turning on anymore or getting stuck at the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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