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Stuck in USB mass storage mode.

I have had my Garmin 260W for a year or little over a year....for the past few months I have not been able to use it because everytime I plug it in to the car or a wall jack to charge it says it is in USB mode and it will not charge. I have tried resetting it numerous times and turned it on and off, can someone please help? Thank you.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Are these Garmin chargers and not an after market product? Please see this link:



    http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair....



    If they are Garmin chargers, then your USB port connections are bad on your unit and either need to be resoldered or the entire USB jack needs to be replaced.



    - Jim

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Try a master reset:
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Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

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