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Hi I have a Nuvi 265. How do I update the

Hi I have a Nuvi 265. How do I update the internal information on things like points of interest, (restaurants, etc.) in both the USA and Canada. The information in my new Nuvi is about 5 years out of date based on restaurants that have been out of business for that length of time?
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Even the most up-to-date software won't necessarily have updated info. It's a huge effort to keep all things current. I live on a new street, have been here 18 months, and no database like Garmin, Mapquest, Google maps, etc. has updated yet.



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Usually POI comes with the map, you should update the map version in order to get newer POI.

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Garmin nuvi 265 keeps disconnecting while updating maps

I have a few things for you to try, make sure that the Garmin gps is fully charged before trying to update. I would also download the newest version of Garmin Web updater. Also when connecting the unit to your computer do not use a usb hub, connect it directly to a usb port on the pc. Please let me know what worked for you.
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on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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I don't have the instructions for our garmin nuvi 265 so I have no clue how to update it. Do we simply go to a website and purchase the product and it updates the next time we plug in the unit. I can't see...

I am not familiar with this particular model, but I just updated a Garmin that I have. If it can be updated you should have a place for a cable to plug in and also into your computer, go to their website,follow the instructions. Works very slick. I do know it will be hooked up to your computer for 30-45 minutes or so to update. Hope this helps, good luck

Feb 07, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin won't turn on. I have tried the plug in

it does have an internal battery, but that normally wont prevent it
from turning on unless the battery is defective.

plug it in to the usb cable on your computer for a while (normally it will start right up) then slide to power switch to the on position for about ten seconds.

if that fails, press and hold the lower right corner of the screen and then slide the power switch to the on position while holding the lower right corner of the screen and follow the directions once it starts

i can give you something else to try before you go and spend money on a battery...a battery should be the last thing to do, even though it will more often then not fix the problem thats tempory..

if it turns out you think you need a battery, i will point you to one with instructions on how to change it.


Mar 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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Im trying to upgrade my Garmin Nuvi GPS system can you help me?

Updates & Downloads nuvi 250W Update Unit Software with WebUpdater Use WebUpdater to automatically keep your operating software current.
Additional Software: Points Of Interest
  • POI Loader for Mac, Ver. 2.1.0, as of Jan 30, 2009, Download
  • POI Loader for Windows, Ver. 2.5.4, as of Oct 08, 2009, Download
Also, here's the link to your Owner's Manual if you should need it.
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Feb 07, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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How to fully charge nuvi 265 gps

The nuvi 265 comes with two cables. The auto cable will power it while you're driving, and charge it if you turn the unit off (slide the switch to the left to turn it off/on, or to the right to lock it in the off position). You can see the level of charge on the main page (especially when it's unplugged).

The other cable connects the nuvi to a USB port on your computer. In this mode, the nuvi will appear as a storage device, so you can download images and updated software/maps to it. It will also draw a charge from the USB cable.

Nov 14, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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Downloaded and installed Bluetooth firmware update - Won't Pair

I recommend rerunning the webupdate software available below, which was updated March 30, 2010. Run through the update steps again.

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.
After successful webupdating, a hard reset is often helpful at this time, too.

I hope that helps.
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Sep 09, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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What will happen to my nuvi 680 if I update the maps? Will I lose

If you update what? Maps and/or firmware? No, if you do it correctly.

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Aug 31, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 680 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265 W 'system software missing' message

The system bootloader software got scrambled when you did the update. You can escalate it to a software tech and they may be able to give you the bootloader image file. If not, you'll have to get an RMA and send it back for a unit swap.

Mar 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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