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Do I display speed on m Garmin nuvi 260 instead of arrival time?

I have tried clicking reset maximum speed, clicking arrival time, tools and just reset. It worked, once but now it just displays arrival time.

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Im not too hot on garmins but my tom tom will only show so many things before it runs out of space. go to your display settings and search around in there, remove one thing like compass direction and you may be able to fill the empty slot with new info.

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Garmin gps doesn't work when charging with cigarette charger. Instead of the GPS to Navigate it rather shows like there's a data transfer.


Hello,

The proper vehicle power cables for the Garmin nuvi 260 are part numbers 010-10723-06 or 010-11478-03.
The use of improper cables will cause the nuvi to go into mass storage.
You may also want to contact Garmin Support for assistance.
http://www.garmin.com/us/support/contact

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I dropped my Garming Nuvi 260 this past weekend and when I turn it on it goes to a screen saying Updating GPS Firmware 1% then jumps to Updating GPS Firmware Complete. It keeps popping up with these...


Inspect the bottom of your Nuvi 260. According to the owner's manual, some models have a small "Reset" button on the bottom. If yours does, you'll use this to reset the Nuvi 260.Press and hold the "Reset" button for several seconds, until the Nuvi powers off and powers back on. Next try
to slide the power switch on top all the way to the left to reset your Nuvi if it does not have a "Reset" button. Performing this action resets the system.
Next try a hard reset.
Slide the power switch to "Off."
Press your finger against the screen in the lower-right corner. Hold your finger in this position.
Slide the power switch to "On" to turn the Nuvi on. Continue holding your finger on the screen until the pop-up window appears. When it does, press "Yes" to reset your Nuvi to its factory settings.

Hope this works but dropping may have caused internal damage. If this does not work you may have to send it back to Garmin for service. I will attach a link for Garmin. Thanks for using FixYa.
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May 30, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 260 is not on the recall list but will not charge or stay on - it does start up but after allegedly loading the maps, it turns off


The recall is for an overheating battery issue which can potentially cause a fire. Your problem is totally unrelated and is most likely simply due to the rechargeable battery being exhausted.

Replacing the battery is supposed to be a Garmin service centre job, but they charge silly money for it. Do it yourself instead, click here for a free instructional video.

Good luck, please take a moment to rate my reply.

Sep 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260 Car GPS Receiver

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NUVI 260 lethargic, navigation guidance and map take 15-20 minute


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Make sure you have the latest nuvi "Firmware"
then update the maps. I would start with making sure you have the latest WebUpdater on your computer before you proceed with any updates.

If a nuvi 200 is has an older version of system software glitches may occur. The device may be missing letters or have jumbled letters or displaying duplicate letters or strange symbols on the address screen. To correct this you will need to update the system software of your nuvi. You can easily do this by using Garmin’s WebUpdater program:
  1. Click the following link to download the WebUpdater program: http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  2. Follow the on screen prompts from the website
  3. Choose RUN/OPEN
  4. Follow the on screen prompts
After the program has been installed it should run automatically. If it does not please use the steps below.
To run WebUpdater:
  1. From the Start menu, click All Programs and find the Garmin folder
  2. Click WebUpdater
  3. Connect your nuvi to an available USB port on your computer
  4. To search for an available update, choose NEXT
  5. As the program automatically finds updates, choose NEXT to load the update. Once the update is complete, you can search for other updates such as voice languages, Bluetooth, and Traffic Receiver.
  6. Disconnect the unit to ensure it powers on.
Take your unit outdoors and keep it in a stationary position with an open sky view until it reacquires satellites.

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When you have the screen showing up the route to your destination, if you touch the box down in the left hand corner showing the estimated arrival time the screen should switch to show your current speed, max speed, compass etc.........

Jun 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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MY GARMIN 260 gps gives wrong information on non existing rounderbouts on highway,freeway ramps,and destinations, showed arrival flag and map when 40 ks away from town


there is 2 things u can do... either try and reset the gps .. normally its by holding the power button down. or have u tried up dating your maps.. to do this u will have to jump on to the garmin web site and purchade from them... i know alot of ppl have trouble with garmin, i find that navman is the best :)

Mar 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Can i down load golf courses to my garmin 260 i was told at the store this was possibble but i cant find any info on the garmin 260 gps on the garmin web site to tell me that i can do this. Or do i have to...


It's "possible" to use the 260 as a golf GPS unit, but it probably isn't going to be the golf tool the guy at the store promised.

1. There aren't any golf maps available for this unit, other than ones that have been created by users. 2. The 260 displays distance in feet or miles: is that a 5-iron? 3. The battery life is about 9 holes on the Nuvi series.

On the other hand, if you want to have a navigation GPS and also use it on the golf course, then you can check out the details on this website:
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~don_barger/nuvi-software.html

There are free maps for download and a web-based tool for creating your own golf maps.

Don

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Hit the side of the Garmin a few times while it is on. I did this to mine, and now I can see the screen like before.

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Display problems with nuvi 260


You may have to send in for service. A bad screen normally is not a good sign. Sorry.
If you are sure that the updates have been downloaded your only other option is:
Trying a full master reset:
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  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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