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My screen will always states "acquiring satellites"

I have a Garmin nuvi 260w. The device turns on and I can type information in however it then freezes on the screen stating "acquiring satellites" I tried to reinitialize it but this was not successful. The battery is charged and I have good reception. Any suggestions?

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Have you updated your Garmin in a while? To update it you need to download their Webupdater program from their website.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

From here follow the instructions. A simple update of your GPS may fix this problem.

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I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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