The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

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Re: my garmin show illegal turn

#301 Post by cruiser » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:35 pm

nagflar wrote:Hi all i am newbie to garmin . recently i update the map pack . after that i use my garmin alway show illegal turn . Please advise . thanks


:welcome: to the Forum and if you can, please update your Profile showing where U R located.

Is your unit set for the right-hand-drive? Otherwise its always responding assuming yours is a left-hand oriented vehicle.
Also, as Redstorm has urged you, provide the fundamental details so anyone can oblige to assist other than speculate for lack of the necessary information...

Nooo, there is no Big Brother going after you even if you are on the Moon..... but it helps to know just where you are at and "NOT" lost out there somewhere. :lol:
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Re: my garmin show illegal turn

#302 Post by Zeus73 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:19 am

cruiser wrote:Is your unit set for the right-hand-drive? Otherwise its always responding assuming yours is a left-hand oriented vehicle.
Huh??? I don't think there's any setting for that.

I'm currently in US with my nuvi 3790 SG/MY. Just load in the North America map and I'm ready to go. :thumbsup:

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Re: my garmin show illegal turn

#303 Post by cruiser » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:59 am

Zeus73 wrote:
cruiser wrote:Is your unit set for the right-hand-drive? Otherwise its always responding assuming yours is a left-hand oriented vehicle.
Huh??? I don't think there's any setting for that.

I'm currently in US with my nuvi 3790 SG/MY. Just load in the North America map and I'm ready to go. :thumbsup:


Yes there is, I get mine reminding me whenever I cross the pond into UK. Btw, remember about California. Its prohibited to hook up yr 3790 on the front windshield. If you have any to share, add pics to this thread brudder... :thumbsup:

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#304 Post by DarthRevan » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:10 am

my nüvi 255W coming close to 22mths old..been using it very consistently..say about once twice a week and charging only when battery low(or left 1 bar)..starting abt 1 mth ago..the battery charge is not holding..can only use abt 45mins(on a full-charge using computer USB port to charge)..anyone experienced the same situation or similar?

-is using PC USB to charge ok?
-how long do i charge?
-what can i do if the battery is really dying?

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#305 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:43 am

DarthRevan wrote:my nüvi 255W coming close to 22mths old..been using it very consistently..say about once twice a week and charging only when battery low(or left 1 bar)..starting abt 1 mth ago..the battery charge is not holding..can only use abt 45mins(on a full-charge using computer USB port to charge)..anyone experienced the same situation or similar?

-is using PC USB to charge ok?
-how long do i charge?
-what can i do if the battery is really dying?

Battery is near EOL ( End of Life ) thus cannot hold charge

If most of your usage is confined to use in car, then it should not be a problem as it is powered by car charger.

You can DIY change as sending it to Garmin may not be worth the cost.

Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwAbKYOgiZg

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#306 Post by baileyng » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:39 pm

DarthRevan wrote:my nüvi 255W coming close to 22mths old..been using it very consistently..say about once twice a week and charging only when battery low(or left 1 bar)..starting abt 1 mth ago..the battery charge is not holding..can only use abt 45mins(on a full-charge using computer USB port to charge)..anyone experienced the same situation or similar?

-is using PC USB to charge ok?
-how long do i charge?
-what can i do if the battery is really dying?
Hmm, I faced the same thing with my 255W. What I did is I left the unit working (low battery) until it went flat, which can last for one hour plus from the low bat warning. Then by repeating it few times which charging from flat to full, now it's back to normal.

If that couldn't work, be prepared with Bro SilversBeauty's method.

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#307 Post by moeyHC » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:32 am

jimmy wrote:Br MoeyHC,

My friend's nuvi this morning having the same problem, the nuvi hangs at ...'Loading maps...' and USB connection to the GPS is not work. :cry:

Can u pls tell me how to solve this problem? :prayer:

Thanks in advance :tq:
Sorry to have missed your post and sad to know of your friend's problem.

Todate only one Nuvi was 'revive' after it got stuck at Loading Maps.... I couldn't recall all I have done but I was 'experimenting' by Powering it On and inserting the USB cable at various stages of booting up.... and it actually got pass the loop and went into Data mode. Deleting the map resolve the problem. I'm not willing try it again :mrgreen: hence I do not have the procedure written.

Good luck.

P/S: Please document your work and share it if it works for you... thank you.
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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#308 Post by DarthRevan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:43 pm

baileyng wrote: Hmm, I faced the same thing with my 255W. What I did is I left the unit working (low battery) until it went flat, which can last for one hour plus from the low bat warning. Then by repeating it few times which charging from flat to full, now it's back to normal.

If that couldn't work, be prepared with Bro SilversBeauty's method.
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hi bro baileyng..charging to full takes how long?
SilverBeauty wrote: Battery is near EOL ( End of Life ) thus cannot hold charge

If most of your usage is confined to use in car, then it should not be a problem as it is powered by car charger.

You can DIY change as sending it to Garmin may not be worth the cost.

Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwAbKYOgiZg
I guess that may be the best option for me..thank you, bro SilverBeauty! :cheers:

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 3

#309 Post by ace » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:04 pm

You should used the wall socket charger and leave it on overnight....best if you completely drain the juice off before charging.

Might need a couple of cycles.

If this process doesn't revives the battery, than you can go ahead and change to a new battery..
I don't have free fish......

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can we factory reset the nuvi 255W

#310 Post by tankk » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:07 pm

can anyone teach how to factory reset the nuvi 255w.

my friend borrow my unit and add maps onto it,
now become "can't unlock maps" when start and hang always.

please help.

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