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Nuvi 260w no power.

Garmin nuvi 260w will not turn on. Brand new out of the box. Does it need to charge first? Plugs in to car no response. Tried to press reset on the bottom, still nothing.

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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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The unit will take a very slow charge via your computer. I tell most people no it doesnt charge VIA your PC just because it takes soooo long. I recommend getting a new power cable from GPSCity. Just call them up or follow the like to the cable you need.

** This cable is for the Nuvi 200 series GPS units
http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-mini-usb-12v-cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-nuvi-in-web-packaging.html

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http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

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


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!

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