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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.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    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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Garmin nuvi 265WT keeps turning on and off and does not go any furhter


Hello,

Check to be sure the nuvi has a fully charged battery or is connected to a power source.
Doing a soft reset on the nuvi will usually get the nuvi up and running.
If there is a reset button on the bottom, press and hold it until the nuvi powers back on. If it does not have the reset button on the bottom, slide and hold the power switch to the left for at least 10 seconds.
Also running the Garmin WebUpdater and reloading the latest update will resolve most issues.
Download and Install WebUpdater.

Sep 23, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 265WT, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these 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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on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 265WT Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, 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.
I hope that helps.
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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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After a map update my garmin 265 wont talk


I recommend reupdating your Nuvi 265WT with the newest firmware, and then performing the Hard Reset a second time afterwards to ensure the 'voice' functions come back on.

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.

Oct 01, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265WT GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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on Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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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.
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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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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.

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When I connect my 265wt to the computer, it just keeps loading the maps and the computer won't reconize the nuvi.


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 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.

May 12, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Cannot locate satellites


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.

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