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I can't turn on my garmin nuvi 260. When I press

I can't turn on my garmin nuvi 260. When I press power, it indicaters "loadin maps". It makes a beep beep and then the green bar almost goes till the end and it turns off.

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Free Garmin Nuvi 260 map update


You will need to install a program on a computer called "Garmin Express" (it free) Garmin Express is designed to be the one-stop shop for updating maps, updating software, managing favorites, registering a device, and much more. To download the latest version of Garmin Express:

Windows Vista or newer
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Windows
3.Run GarminExpress.exe to start installation
4.Check the box next to the terms and conditions statement
5.Advanced Users can select the Options button to change the install location of Garmin Express if needed
6.Press the Install button
7.Press the Launch button to open Garmin Express

Mac OS 10.7 or higher
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Mac
3.Open GarminExpress.dmg from the Downloads folder or download location
4.In the new window, double click on the Install Garmin Express icon
5.Follow instructions in the installer
6.Once install is complete, close the installer
7.Eject the Garmin Express mounted drive from Finder or the Desktop1
8.Open the Applications folder
9.Double click on the Garmin Express icon
Garmin Express is now installed and can be used with compatible GPS devices.

Aug 30, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 260 Car GPS Receiver

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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.
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/

May 30, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 765 turns on and sais loading maps then


I've had this issue on my Nuvi 1300, where holding the power button for 10-15 seconds would restart the unit, but it would freeze at the "loading maps." part. I ended up plugging the unit into my PC, which started it for purposes of data transfer. I then disconnected it from the PC and it restarted properly.
Try that out and see if you have any better luck.

Apr 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 765T GPS Receiver

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Looking for Map upgrades for Garmin Nuvi GPS


I've looked for free map upgrades for my Garmin and could not find anything. I did find a lifetime map upgrade deal for around $75. It allows you unlimited upgrades for as long as you own the GPS. Go to the garmin site and search NUMaps.

Jan 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260 won't turn on at all.


Had the same problem with my Garmin Nuvi 260w. It just needed to be reset. Lift up the sticker strip on the bottom of the unit and press the reset tab. Worked like a charm for me. HTH!

Jun 13, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Have usa garmin nuvi 260 ,want to load austalia maps how?


well you need to update the firmware of your gps also call garmin customer support they are great tell them about the map, also the poor satelite cover might be because of your location or weather conditions

May 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 260 maps loading


http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/
Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260 question


Yes it does.
You would have to pay for the Map
Yes, it can give directions in Spanish
You'll have to download that language (free) from Garmin.
But before you do anything you must download the free Garmin UPDATER
Do that here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
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.

Dec 26, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 260


Re: Not sayinstreet names.
After you turn on your unit touch the wrench icon in the bottom right of the screen, this will take you to a menu which features "Settings" in the upper left of the screen. Touch "settings" and scroll down to "language" by using the up and down buttons in the lower right of the screen (down 1 should do it). Touch "Language" and in the voice category find and select "American English - Jill (TTS)". This is the voice that will give you Text To Speech (TTS) speaking the street names in English. If you prefer Spanish or French, find the appropriate catergories with "(TTS)" beside them - "Espanol Americas - Paulina (TTS)" and "Francais Canadien - Julie (TTS)" respectively. Any other selection will only give directional instructions such as "turn left in XXX".

After you have selected your voice press "OK" and back out to your main menu showing "Where to?" and View Map".

Now, when you navigate, you should hear an American female voice giving you directions by street name - assuming your volume is high enough to hear it.

RE: The computer icon displaying when you try to use your unit in the car with the 12 VDC cord.
You probably have a problem with the cord. The pin length in the USB style connector is critical and if it doesn't match up just right the GPS thinks it is hooked up to a computer. If you know someone who has a Garmin NUVI try using their cord and see if you have the same problem. Either way, call Garmin and see if they will send you a replacement cord or otherwise help fix the problem.

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