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Nuvi 260 I have a nuvi 260 that has, up until now, worked just fine. When I went to use it today, all it does is repeatedly show a pop up stating "Updating GPS Firmware 1%" This is followed by another pop up stating "GPS Firmware Update Complete". It can't "acquire satellites" either. Please help me!!

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  • stevie wynn Mar 21, 2008

    i have the same problem with the message updating gps firmware 1% and gps firmware update complete, ive updated all the downloads and the message still comes up. its annoying

  • Russ Fleming Mar 28, 2008

    Basically the same as caroship's problem 'cept mine is a nuvi 200. It is a cycle consisting of "updating GPS Firmware 1%", "GPS Firmware Update complete", "Acquiring Satellites", which it is unable to do. Then it starts all over. It was working/operating just fine, then it quit and started the update firmware cycle



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  • tehcg Apr 18, 2008

    I have the same problem as Stevie, but on my Nuvi 200W. Downloaded the firmware (version 3.1) several times, but the problem is still there. Very annoying

  • tehcg May 11, 2010

    I have same problem as Stevie on my Nuvi 200W. Tried reinstalling firmware update (version 3.1) several time using webupdater, but problem still there. Have reported problem to techsupp@garmin.com, no response todate.
    Any other suggestion?

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Call Garmin tech support and they will walk you through the sequence for reloading the chipset firmware. This involves deleting files from the Nuvi before reloading the firmware. It stopped my unit from repeating the "Downloading Firmware.." message, but I was still not able to acquire the satellites afterwards and had to send my unit in.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Sounds like you did an incomplete firmware update. Go here:
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp and do it again. It should fix it.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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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
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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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