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mu garmin has decided not to function. says it has no maps...

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mu garmin has decided not to function. says it has no maps... the screen comes up with no data available..says no detailed maps found.
last year I paid for life time map updates. what happens is this unit is worn out and I have to buy another one?

nuvi 205

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Hi there and welcome. I'm Steve. Thanks for asking your question. I'm sorry to hear about your GPS.

Ok, from the main screen, click Tools, then click Settings, then click Maps, then click Info.

Tell me everything you see on that screen.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it doesn't have maps on the screen.. only system, navigation, display and time


Ok, sorry, click on System, not Settings. Then Maps, then Info.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when I go to maps to gives me 3 choices.. map detail map view vehicle trip log back and restore

Ok, let me research for a second.

Hold on.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

do you think I would be better off just buying a new one... if I do that, what happens to the $ I paid for lifetime map updates>

You are on the right page, scroll down until you see Map Info. It should be just above Restore and just below Trip Log.

That's what I need information on.

As for your follow up question, Lifetime Maps are tied to a singe GPS unit so you would lose them if you purchased a new GPS however Garmin offers many GPS units now with Lifetime Maps. Look for the suffix LM or LMT after the number.

Please let me know about the Map Info screen so that we can continue.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

when I select map into it just beeps.. doesn't change or do anything

it does have a tab on the bottom that says restore

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I need to go to a drs appt. I think this machine is not fixable since I can't follow your instructions. Just keep the $5.00 deposit and cancel the rest. I will just go buy a new one.

My preference would have been to be able to talk to a rep and not email. This process is entirely too long ..

I appreciate your help but will just cut my losses and move forward.


Go ahead and press Restore and tell me what happens.

Please let me know so that we can continue if necessary.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I did hit restore.. it didn't do a thing........... lets just scrap this effort........


Ok, I understand. Teh 205 is an older model.

Would you like me to recommend a new replacement WITH lifetime maps?

What would a reasonable budget be for this purchase?

Please let me know so that we can continue.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no.. there is a Nuvi 2455lmt auto gps style 010-01001-29 for 119. 99.. which is $50.00 off mfg... I assume that is a good one.. does lmt mean lifetime maps?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

you did all you could do.. thanks for your help.. t his machine is beyond repair.......... I love my garmin and will purchase another one.

have a good day... Smile

Yes. LMT indicates lifetime maps AND traffic reports.

That is a good price. I would jump on that.

Please let me know if I can help you further in any way.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

is this going to cost me more that $5.00?

I do not handle billing issues, I am a product expert here at Just Answer and am not privy to how much you placed as a deposit.

Good luck with your Garmin.

Steve G. and other GPS Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I bought a new one... Threw the old one out