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Just got the garmin nuvi 260w today and plug in car and will not power up?

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    We bought our gps and can not get it to turn on. We have pushed the rest button mulitple times and tried charging it for hours, and still nothing. I am returning it.

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RE: Garmin Nuvi 260W Grrrrrr...I could not get my new GPS to turn on straight out of the box, even after charging it in my car for hours. I watched the on-line video - but could not find the reset button (different location than what was on the video). I finally thought I couldn't reck anything worse so pressed the tiny reset (sticker) - not button with my fingernail so hard I practically went through the sticker - and that worked.

Quick Start Manual should state SOMEWHERE that your unit might have to be reset before being able to be powered on. Clarify that it is a button hidden under the sticker in really small print. This was very frustrating.

BUT - Once I figured it out - it was so easy to work - I was impressed!

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
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http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

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Nuvi 260w no power.


Yes, you need to charge it. USE the charger that came with it for best results. Some off brand chargers will NOT work.
You plugged it into your car and nothing? Even if the batteries are bad it should still work. Is it the Garmin charger?
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  1. Unscrew and remove the silver or black, round end piece.
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  1. Remove the fuse (glass and sliver cylinder) and replace with a new fuse.
  2. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the end piece. Screw on the end piece.

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