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How do you change the Garmin nuvi260w battery?

If I end up buying a battery for my Garmin nuvi 260W GPS, how do I replace it?

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Its not likely to be in the owner manual as they do not want the average person to attempt this.

I would Google the model with "battery installation" etc or contact Garmin to see if they can help or not.

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 260w not operating while plugged in

If you are trying to use your unit in the car via the USB port and not the supplied cable, it will not work. You must use the bracket that came with the unit or the specific charger that came with the unit. The pins in the Garmin USB charger only use two pins whereas a regular charge cable uses 4.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Have you tried pressing the reset button on the bottom where the decal is?

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: nuvi 260w change to different voice

First you have to down load a new voice. Do this from www.garmin.com. Then you go to settings, language and Voice. Select and save.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 260w not recognized by computer

Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


Hello,

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.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

Sep 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Shuts off


Hello,

the battery is the cause of the problem, so definitely, it needs to be changed.

Take care.

Jul 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 260w is not charging with car charger


You have a short in the wire that runs to your unit. Other than holding the wire in the exact location until your charge is complete you would be better off replacing the charging cord. They should be available at your local shop for around $19-$29.00.

May 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 260 doesn't talk to me any more. Mute is not checked so that's not it. Any ideas?


Call garmin.If they have a fix they will give it to you..... probably very cheap if not 100% free.

US: (913) 397-8200 - Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm CST
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020 - Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm CST
Canada: 1-866-429-9296 - Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm CST http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us… http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi260w/

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00656-30&cID=164&pID=37418

Feb 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260 won't turn on at all.


Had the same problem with my Garmin Nuvi 260w. It just needed to be reset. Lift up the sticker strip on the bottom of the unit and press the reset tab. Worked like a charm for me. HTH!

Jun 13, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Missing software


Try and delete the software that you downloaded and re-install the software again, it may solve your problem.

Apr 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi260w wont take new update???


Your software is old. You need to update and you must use Garmin's WebUpdater. It free. Go here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
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Unless you bought the Lifetime "maps" you may have to pay for current maps.


Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 260W GPS

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Garmin Nuvi 260W shuts off before it fully loads maps


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The nuvi 200 series, 300 series, 600 series, 700 series, 1000 series and the StreetPilot C300 and C500 series do not have user replaceable batteries. These units must be sent in to a Garmin approved repair facilities if a battery issue arises. Garmin and Raytech are the only Garmin approved repair facilities. Raytech is a repair facility for Canadian customers. To repair your device please contact the specific repair facility for your region. If your device is not still under the 1 year warranty, there will be a cost associated with the repair of your device.

Mar 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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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.

Dec 26, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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