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I have a nuvi 265wt that only produces voice prompts for the first 2 or 3 streets of any trip, then is silent for the remainder of the trip! All the while, the mapping software works fine from start to finish. I have tried Garmins webupdater to download software, but that did not help. Any suggestions on fixing the problem?

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  • pat9427 Apr 26, 2010

    I tried that fix, and it did not fix the problem!

  • pat9427 Apr 26, 2010

    I have a nuvi 265wt that only produces voice prompts for the first 2 or 3 streets of any trip, then is silent for the remainder of the trip! All the while, the mapping software works fine from start to finish. I have tried Garmins webupdater to download software, and also tried restore,but neither solved the problem!

  • pat9427 Apr 27, 2010

    The sofware on this unit was pre-loaded, and the Garmin website appears to only include various updating software, as opposed to the software that is pre-loaded. Also, do not know how to backup the existing software on the unit!

  • pat9427 Apr 27, 2010

    I have a nuvi 265wt that only produces voice prompts for the first 2 or 3 streets of any trip, then is silent for the remainder of the trip! All the while, the mapping software works fine from start to finish. I have tried Garmins webupdater, and tried the restore feature on the unit, but neither solved the problem. Could this be a hardware problem, as opposed to a software issue?
    Thanks
    Pat

  • pat9427 Apr 27, 2010

    I do not have an SD card installed, however, I am the second owner of the unit, and an SD card may have previously been installed. Do not know if this makes a difference! The only reset that I am aware of is the restore function, but am not sure. Please reply!



    Thanks

    Pat

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Hi,
In settings turn the map outlines off. Then check for voice prompts .If you still face the problem then there is defect in your unit ,You need to contact garmin for replacing it .

Hope this helps .

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I had the same problem on a different brand. I did a full reset and I deleted all the extras I had on my SD card. How full and what is the size of the SD card??

When I reset it,everything went to the factory setting and it seemed to clear the setting and went back to normal.

I believe mine was running out of memory as I had some MP3s and movies on it.

Let me know how it goes and lets get this going again!!!

thanks and hope I this helps!

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I would suggest to reinstall the application on it.Back up everything before you install the software.This should solve your problem.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • heeman mohun Apr 27, 2010

    If you connect the sat nav to a computer via usb, you will notice that it will appear as a new hard disk or storage device under my computer control panel. Once you see the device appearing you can browse the files and or back up these files in a new folder under your actual pc. Now if it comes preloaded with this software, do you have any cd that came with this unit at the time of purchase? You could try that. Else you can do some google search for some compatible software that will work on this unit.I got Garmin to work on my nokia 5800...The idea is that nothing is impossible if you search carefully for the right software.

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Try restoring settings,

1. Touch Tools/Settings
2. Touch Restore
3. Touch Yes

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