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Garmin Nuvi 260w not recognized by computer

When I am trying to update my maps, my computer wont recognize my nuvi. I have already updated my Garmin connection via the Garmin website. My screen on My GPS says system software missing and it isn't working at all!

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Hi,
Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
Goodluck
Auke

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Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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Current version of software is 5.0
Download that as that may be your problem.
You must download the newest version of WebUpdater from Garmin for free to your computer.
Then:
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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