I hooked up my gps to the computer to charge. Went to click eject, accidently hit format. Rather than unplug it, and ruin it, I let it complete the format. Now it wont connect to any satellites, and the menus are different. Does anyone have a solution!? Thanks.
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First, the unit must be reformatted correctly then the appropriate system files put back on the unit, including the map. The map presents an issue because you simply can not copy a map from one unit to another. A map unlock code must be generated and that code is derived from the map ID code and the units internal serial number. We have repaired this problem many times. More info can be found here:
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.
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.
It is not necessary for your computer to be able to 'see' your Nuvi in order for the firmware update to work. When it is successfully updated, the Nuvi will communicate properly to the computer, and your pc wil;l 'see' it, and you can load your maps.
There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like
keep your fingers crossed. basically that is an external hard drive... when you format it.. you erase everything... apparently that has partitions in it as you didn't lose everything tho i suspect you did lose the maps