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Nuvi 265wt Shuts off then back on and keeps doing this

This is only my second day out of the box with this unit and it is going nuts. It keeps shutting off then immediately back on over and over.
I shut the unit off for several hours and it has momentarily stopped doing this.
What can this be? Have you heard of anyone else having a similar situation with this unit or other ones????

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Hi Jim,
    Yes, I charged it over night. I did find a forum that directed me to a reset button on the bottom of the unit secretly under the serial number sticker. I was skeptical and pulled the sticker back a little and sure enough the unit reset itself after I pushed it and has worked great since without problems.
    I think what happened is between charging it, updating the firmware and loading some POI it just got tweaked. So far so good.
    Thanks for your help and hope this helps the other readers should they come across a similar problem.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Have you fully charged the unit? The unit needs to be charged right out of the box. When you turn it off for hours, the battery tries to recover but it will die again. Charge the unit overnight. If charging via the car charger, make sure your ingnition does not turn off the cigarette lighter receptacle, otherwise your unit will not charge.



    - Jim

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Not starting, 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.

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

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.
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Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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