20 Most Recent Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver Questions & Answers

You need to change the map location in the upper right hand corner when you are putting in the address. Maps are big and only cover so much per file. The addresses you are using are outside of the file area for the map you are on.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

If the unit indicates "software/firmware missing", then you can only try to re-install firmware by running WebUpdater again. If it doesn't work, then the unit has to be sent to service to have it re-flashed.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on May 17, 2018

this is not good..
there is no point it trying to talk you through what it might or could be wrong with it.your best bet is to get some one to look at it for you.
mind you it sounds like the laser lens can not read the cd or dvd that you put in.
something has come lose or moved inside.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

You are on the wrong website for this type of inquiry. This is a community based self-help website for the repair and use of manufactured products made for consumer use

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Jun 29, 2017

New , later maps for the Garmin take up more space that what unit has in available memory - so you have to get an sd memory card to put in the slot when you do the update.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017

www.garmin.com ...Make an account it is free and register your Nuvi .The website will be www.my.garmin.com ....From that page you will be able to download all things you need..Manual,maybe software update....all...... I have a Garmin too..Nuvi 200 And it is up to date thanks to www.garmin.com....Connect the nuvi to computer go to website and redownload software for garmin(not maps) .and after try to activate the maps....If it isn't work try to check if it is a problem with that map...but I think it is software

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on May 09, 2017

I have an Omnitech GPS, I bought and it has never been updated online. Can this be done online and free of charge?

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Mar 18, 2017

I had the very same problem with my 250w. After trying to push the reset button while holding "on" (which didn't do anything at all), I decided to open it. If you have a valid warranty, I'd recommend sending it for repair. Anyway, since my warranty was over, I unplugged the battery and replugged it. Miraculously, the device turned on.
If you intend to open it, here is how I proceeded:
-Remove the sticker strip (which covers the reset button)
-Unscrew the 2 screws (you'll need a special screwdriver, T6)
-Open the cover (carefully, there are wires holding the 2 pieces together) with a flat screwdriver (the most difficult part)
-Once you are done, unscrew the 3 screws that you see on the back cover to reach the battery. Then unplug the battery and replug it.
-Once you've done this, you can immediately check if it turns on.

I hope this will somehow help you.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Apr 21, 2015

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on May 27, 2014

Download the latest available version. When you run the program, it automatically checks with Garmin to see if there are any updated versions. If so, it will let you know and give you the option to download it.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Mar 16, 2014

My Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS power and USB connector is loose

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Mar 07, 2014

The only free updates are firmware. You have to pay for map updates.

Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Sep 29, 2013

Most issues causing this is a bad charger, dead battery or caused by a loose USB port in the back. If the port is loose, the battery will not be charged and won't even work when connected to an external charger. More info can be found here:


Garmin nuvi 250W... | Answered on Sep 28, 2013

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