Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#31 Post by stay » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:04 pm

shadowcaster wrote:
Yes i tried that. The keyboard layout option is greyed out (inactive) and it's fixed to ABCDE only. Previously before upgrading to the new firmware i can choose QWERTY. I'm using a nuvi 255W btw.
Maybe try to re-update firmware to see if it helps.

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#32 Post by JBNEWGUY_2005 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:09 pm

shadowcaster wrote: Yes i tried that. The keyboard layout option is greyed out (inactive) and it's fixed to ABCDE only. Previously before upgrading to the new firmware i can choose QWERTY. I'm using a nuvi 255W btw.
No problem for my Nuvi 255W after firmware was updated to version 2.60.
Under tools / settings / system / keyboard layout
I can choice either ABCDE or QWERTY.

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#33 Post by banjar » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:55 pm

6. Remove the USB connection from the PC.
7. The nuvi will automatically restart and do the update by itself. During the update, the nuvi will show the message like "SOFTWARE LOADING or Loader". Please do not turn off the nuvi or remove the external cable if there is any.
8. After the update, the nuvi will restart and turn on by itself.

(Note : This instruction is from Garmin. I will NOT bear any responsibility if anything goes wrong... :-# )[/quote]


Dear All,

I managed only to execute up to step (6). When I disconnect the unit from PC, the updating was not successful. Instead on having message like shown in step (7), I noticed the unit only loading the map. When I check the version, it says 2.55b (which is the original version when I bought the unit early this year).

Can anybody provide some advise? BTW my unit is 205W.
Thanking you in advance for your advise.

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#34 Post by Zeus73 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:04 pm

banjar wrote:Dear All,

I managed only to execute up to step (6). When I disconnect the unit from PC, the updating was not successful. Instead on having message like shown in step (7), I noticed the unit only loading the map. When I check the version, it says 2.55b (which is the original version when I bought the unit early this year).

Can anybody provide some advise? BTW my unit is 205W.
Thanking you in advance for your advise.
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On that screen, there is "Software Version", "Audio Version" and "GPS SW Version"...

I think you are quoting the "GPS SW Version"... The "Software Version" is in Bold white color...

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#35 Post by muthiahs » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:48 pm

All, after doing a firmware update, my GPS unit is not starting up...it auto reboots after the loading maps message appears. I am not sure whet went wrong. Any suggestions for a good service center? I bought this last Aug, so do not believe there is warranty.

There is a service centre in Sim Lim, Oceantalk, as listed in the Garmin site. Would anyone recommend it or something else? Pls help, I am pressing the panic button. :cry:

Tks

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#36 Post by Zeus73 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:25 am

muthiahs wrote:All, after doing a firmware update, my GPS unit is not starting up...it auto reboots after the loading maps message appears. I am not sure whet went wrong. Any suggestions for a good service center? I bought this last Aug, so do not believe there is warranty.

There is a service centre in Sim Lim, Oceantalk, as listed in the Garmin site. Would anyone recommend it or something else? Pls help, I am pressing the panic button. :cry:

Tks
:oops: Is your nuvi a local unit??? Looking at the age of it, doesn't look like one... Can still remember from which dealer did you brought the unit from???

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#37 Post by muthiahs » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:50 am

I picked it up at the IT Show last Aug from Navicom. Do not know if it is a local set or not :-.

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#38 Post by Zeus73 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:11 am

muthiahs wrote:I picked it up at the IT Show last Aug from Navicom. Do not know if it is a local set or not :-.
Hopefully it's the same Navicom...

Navicom Technology Pte Ltd
51 UBI AVENUE 1, #01-22 Paya Ubi Industrial Park Singapore
Phone +65 6296 8238
Fax +65 6295 0996
sales@navicomtechnology.com

Details from http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/s ... /Singapore...

Just drop them a call first before visiting them...

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#39 Post by chick » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:51 am

muthiahs wrote:I picked it up at the IT Show last Aug from Navicom. Do not know if it is a local set or not :-.
Simple to check.

Go to http://www.garmin.com.sg | MapUpdate | Singapore/Malaysia | Malsingmaps Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei NT 2009.5 (2009-06) page, then use the "Generate the unlock code" below and enter the serial number (found on the underside of the GPS). If it successfully generates unlock code, means it's a local set. If not, then it's parallel imported set.

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Re: Firmware Update - Nuvi 205/205w/255w (Sing/Mal Version Only)

#40 Post by muthiahs » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:46 pm

chick, thanks for this...i did try to do that before the set went down and got the unlock code...atleast it is local set and can take it to the dealer...thanks

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