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    Default How to properly format a Nuvi after using kunix's cure

    I don't know how to submit a tutorial, but here is my tutorial anyway:

    If your Nuvi won't boot, despite all your efforts with GarminCure, and you are ready to ditch it, try the following:

    Under Windows you can try to use programs like
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    RMPRepUSB [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


    Download the latest stable version as a zip, unzip it and run the installer. Once installed, run the program.

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    This image shows the program running, I used the default settings as set up on first run, *ensure* it is set to format the Garmin internal flash disk.
    Set 1. Partition size to MAX
    Set 2. Volume label to GARMIN
    Set 3. Bootloader options to MS-DOS Bootable (IO.SYS) (CC3 and CC4DOSUFD)
    Set 4. FAT32 and Boot as FDD (A: no MBR) only
    Set 5. Untick copy OS files and untick BartPE -> drive
    Click 6. Prepare drive.

    These settings succeeded in returning my Nuvi 1340 from a non bootable state to a fully functional unit when coupled with the GarminCure procedure, IE:

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    Open GarminCure, drag the appropriate GCD file to the appropriate space in GarminCure window.
    Choose CURE option, and Make Firmware.
    After pressing make Firmware you will see the field populated below with a <some figures filename>.rgn and the final message in the message box should be

    "Processing OK "

    With finger depressing top left corner of screen, connect your Garmin device to the PC running GarminCure.
    The device will immediately turn on and if screen is depressed in the right place will bypass bootloader to allow Uploader to see it.

    With finger still on screen press the Updater.exe button to flash the firmware to the internal disk.

    This process should produce a Garmin with a flash disk accessible by Windows. From here you can use the rmprepusb program to reformat your internal flash disk.

    Once that has happened, return to GarminCure, repeat the process but do NOT use Cure option, but the ORIGINAL option. After I did this I was able to reboot my device normally and I copied the files I received from Lolypop000 back onto the disk.

    I have to add, all this started after I formated the device using MacOSX. So, a word from the older and wiser me, don't use OSX to format your Garmin. I do not think the tools available in Windows are available in OSX.

    Keywords: Nuvi, Garmin, nonboot, problem, Mac OSX, GarminCure, missing .system, boot problem.
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    Thank you !!! Using this information and this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    i recovered my old nuvi 205W ( HWID=0827) poorly formatted...

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    Hey, thanks a million! I got a Garmin 1460 which I formatted to NTFS. Your instructions worked for me!

    Only point to add is that I have to keep my finger on the top left corner of the screen at all times. The garmin rebooted once during the Updater.exe process, once reading "Software Loading" and another time reading "Loader Loading". After Updater.exe says OK. Unplug the GPS, and force shutdown as the unit still says "Loader Loading".

    To startup, I have to hold 5 seconds or so.. everything else worked out fine. Thanks!

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    Default How to format nuvi using RMPREPUSB (Video)

    How to format nuvi using RMPREPUSB (Video)
    This method work for me on Garmin nuvi 750

    Settings
    Max/GARMIN/Set part as non bootable/MS DOS Bootable/Boot as FDD/Fat 32/prepare Drive

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    Hi,
    I was not able view my drive, even if i press the Refresh button and was not able to press the Prepare Drive. Please advise, thanks.

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    @dreams970
    I've replied to you in the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Best to just post in one thread for this problem you're having.
    'Thanking Posts' are banned. To thank someone, and/or to see hidden links and content, use the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] button below left of the helpful post then refresh your browser [F5 key]. 'Thanking Posts' are banned.
    Please don't spam. Posts serving no purpose other than to thank or to ask about hidden links are trashed or deleted, it's GPSPower's policy. Please don't spam.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] should make their first post as a new Intro Thread in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

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    Default Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT

    Wow! Worked great with my Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT.

    For .gcd file used :

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    the non MTK, 620 one.

    Needed NO other software, other than GarminCure and PMPrepUSB.

    Key was to hold top left corner with left hand and keep clicking on whatever prompts with my right. Updater even threw out an error message or two, but I just kept holding on, even when it seemed nothing was happening, clicked through the errors, and Updater installed and erased several things, after several minutes. When it finally said it was done, unplugged the GPS and it restarted!

    Went to Garmin site and Garmin updated the rest. I do have LMT [ lifetime maps and traffic ] . I was ready to throw the GPS away. You [ everyone that made these software possible ] saved it!

    Thanks a ton!!
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    Welcome to Gpspower, great first post!

    Good to get feedback from someone who was prepared to persevere with curing even when there where some 'speedbumps' in the road. Good on you for working it out yourself and sticking with it rather than immediately posting for help at the first sign of trouble. That's the kind of positive first post we like to see from new members. Given you some 'Rep+' to encourage you to stay around. Obviously they breed 'em independent in that part of Ol'Virginny.
    I hope you will keep with us and maybe help others now.
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    Hi
    Please if someone can help me out, i have a nuvi 205w, when i turn it on after a few seconds it flashes a white screen then reboots non stop in a loop.
    I've gone through so many forums this week and tried so many things i just dont understand what to do.
    I have downloaded all the software needed in this forums, i have done the garmincure3 steps.
    i have done the following,
    - downloaded nuvi2x5W_GCDFile__750.gcd
    - make firmware on garmincure3
    - switched on the device holding power button and top lefthand corner
    - clicked webupdate.exe on garmin cure

    the update steps work fine, after it updates it goes back into a loop i cant get to the step for the reprepusb software

    please can someone advise me what im doing wrong or which steps im missing

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by b224 View Post
    Hi
    Please if someone can help me out, i have a nuvi 205w, when i turn it on after a few seconds it flashes a white screen then reboots non stop in a loop.
    I've gone through so many forums this week and tried so many things i just dont understand what to do.
    I have downloaded all the software needed in this forums, i have done the garmincure3 steps.
    i have done the following,
    - downloaded nuvi2x5W_GCDFile__750.gcd Hope you you used the correct firmware (did you verified if it's not an MTK ? )
    - make firmware on garmincure3 SPLITTING ON "ORIGINAL" I recommend ,ur firmware is not cured...
    - switched on the device holding power button and top lefthand corner (Make sure to have splitted the ORIGINAL option)
    - clicked webupdate.exe on garmin cure Click Update on

    the update steps work fine, after it updates it goes back into a loop i cant get to the step for the reprepusb software

    please can someone advise me what im doing wrong or which steps im missing

    thanks
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