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Garmin 260w will not show arrival time but does

Garmin 260w will not show arrival time on bottom right. The box looks like this. _ _ :_ _ Siganals are good and everything else works fine.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GARMIN 260W

Hi It is more important to know how to add POIs. Here is a simple tip: 

1. Create some directory especially for download. I use the following one: C:\Garmin_POI_GPS_DATA_TEAM 

2. Download and save all CSV and BMP files to that directory. You may create any subdirectory and use it to save POIs for that category. 
I use: C:\Garmin_POI_GPS_DATA_TEAM\Restaurants, C:\Garmin_POI_GPS_DATA_TEAM\Petrol etc. 

3. Garmin's POI Loader will find all files in these subfolders and will use them to create a category. 
Garmin POI Loader will search through the directory C:\Garmin_POI_GPS_DATA_TEAM and will create/transfer all corresponding POIs to your connected GPS. 

4. You can remove any POI file simply by removing it from your POI folder. and re-running the POI Loader software. This POI update procedure takes about 1-2 minutes. 

In summary, keep your POI files updated on your PC and run POI Loader to update your GPS or SD card via any SD card reader. 

Cheers

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

the kowalski
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SOURCE: I would like to register

You can register your GPS on www.myGarmin.com if it's a brand new unit. If someone else have registred it first (i.e. bought on eBay or similar), it could be a bit of a hazzle however.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

HarryHarley
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SOURCE: nuvi 260w no power.

Yes, you need to charge it. USE the charger that came with it for best results. Some off brand chargers will NOT work.
You plugged it into your car and nothing? Even if the batteries are bad it should still work. Is it the Garmin charger?
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  1. Unscrew and remove the silver or black, round end piece.
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  1. Remove the fuse (glass and sliver cylinder) and replace with a new fuse.
  2. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the end piece. Screw on the end piece.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

HarryHarley
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SOURCE: garmin 260w no sound just purchased

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  1. Turn the device on
  2. Press the Volume button on the ‘Where To?’, ‘View Map’ screen
  3. Ensure the Mute box is not ‘checked’
If the mute button is not ‘ticked’, you will need to change the voice to ensure that the preset voice is not faulty:
  1. Turn the device on
  2. Touch the Tool icon
  3. Touch Settings
  4. Touch Language
  5. Touch the language voice next to Voice
  6. Scroll through and select another appropriate voice

If changing the voice is not helping you will need to ensure that you are running the latest software which can be done by installing a program called WebUpdater. WebUpdater can be installed via the link below:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the software successfully installs.

If after following all the above the final steps would be to perform a master reset:

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. After 5-10 seconds 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. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

HarryHarley
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SOURCE: I game my parents a garmin 260w with just the car charger.

I would only us the Garmin charger. Why take a chance. They are fairly cheap. Plus you need the car charger since that's where you use it most of the time. The batteries don't last all that long.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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  2. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the end piece. Screw on the end piece.

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