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Cannot locate satellites

I just bought the Garmin 265WT, live in Manhattan, NYC.The unit cannot locate satellites when I try to sarch for a direction.

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I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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Reset on garmion 265wt


A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.
Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
Release the power button when the device powers ON
You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nüvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

In order to back up your Favorites before you perform the reset:
1. Using a USB cable, plug the device into a PC.
2. Open the My Computer icon.
3. Double-click the nuvi drive.
4. Double-click the Garmin folder.
5. Right-click the GPX folder and select Copy.
6. Paste this folder to another location on your PC and assign a new name to the folder.

Once you save a copy of the GPX folder to your computer, you have successfully backed up the waypoints within your device.

Mar 01, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260,...


Garmin Nuvi 265WT Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265WT Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 265WT GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
______________________
Backup & Restore Nuvi 265WT Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265WT WebUpdater here.

on Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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The Garmin 265wt is useless, you try to get to an intersection and the unit shuts down< any one out there with a solution?>>


I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Not starting or shutting down, getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Feb 18, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Will get satilite for a min. then nothing. what to do? garmin 265wt gps


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Nov 18, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Where do you get the Website to put in the 265wt traffic code from the unit? It's not anywhere on the directed website!www.garmin/fmtraffic.com. This seems to be a repeated problem.


I found a step by step instructional guide for activating the traffic codes for the Garmin. Apparently you require 2 codes, and must activate the unit on your account. Check this manual follow the steps and Let me know if you achieve results.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/searchsupport?search_key=traffic+codes+265&Go=Submit


Nov 11, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Frequently loses satellites.


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor satellite reception, loosing satellites, and taking a long time to acquire satellites are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Sep 20, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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My 265 wt was working fine until 2 days ago


I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Erratic behavior is an indication that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

Satellite reception is one of the issues addressed in Garmin Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Aug 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT voice prompts tell me way to late to turn as I approach turns and intersections. Many times I am already pass the left or right turn lanes before I am told to turn. Also addresses and...


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Jun 05, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin iQue M5, Not aquiring satellites


Two possibilities - Antenna (in power cable) or electronics related to antenna. First, do a hard reset. Place the pen top into the RESET hole for 3 seconds...
Next, when the unit is powered, page over to the screen showing satellite signal strength....

If NONE appear within 1 minute (and you are outside and NOT under trees), you have an antenna or antenna interface issue.

Garmin WILL repair the unit for 3 to 4 times its value... A 265WT GPS is cheaper, faster and more accurate. The IQUE is no longer worth repairing....
-Jim

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New Garmin 330 stuck on kansas


Take the unit outside and turn it on. Then select View Maps, at the top of the screen it will say either "Locating satellites" or "Acquiring Satellites". Once the garmin has locked onto the overhead satellites, then it will say "Ready to Navigate".

Locating Satellites take longer than Acquiring Satellites.

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