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Garnin 260w slide switch will not turn off unit.

Garmin nuvi 260w. Turns on when pluged in. Stays on until battery is dead. Will not turn off using slide switch. Battery charges when plugged in and GPS functions are normal but can not turn off unit. Faulty slide switch?? How is case opened for inspection of switch??

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Try resetting the unit and also charge it using only the wall charger overnight. Here's how to reset -it just puts everything back to factory settings - 1- Turn unit on WHILE HOLDING your thumb in the lower right corner as shown in picture. 2-Select YES PLEASE Take the time to vote me up this is my only reward for trying to help. Thanks

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When i turn the garmin on, it only says garmin on it and it won't go any further


Hello,

Try doing a soft reset on the nuvi. If there is a reset button on the bottom, press and hold it until the nuvi powers back on. If it does not have the reset button on the bottom, slide and hold the power switch to the left for at least 10 seconds.
You could also try running the Garmin WebUpdater.
Download and Install WebUpdater.

If the problem cannot be resolved, it may be necessary to return the unit to Garmin to claim for warranty.

Sep 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W 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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My garmin 260w froze will not do anything


If the Touch Screen is not working properly, calibrate the touch screen

Turn unit off then back on.

Slide Power Key to right ( lock )

Hold finger on sceen for 30 seconds until the calibration screen appears

Follow on screen instructions

Oct 29, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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I can't restart my garmin 260w. i have read other blogs but i still cannot seem to find out how to restart it. where is the button?


If your Nuvi won't turn on, it's possible that it's locked up. Try using the reset button as follows.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: The reset is located on the rear of the unit, underneath the antenna. Press and hold it for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 2xx & 2xxW: There are (2) different versions of this series.

Some will have the reset on the bottom, where the decal is. There will be a small flap labeled "reset".

On newer units, slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Aug 22, 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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My garmin nuvi 260w wont turn on. I used a charger that it wasnt used to and the whole thing just shut down. It wont turn on i tried the origanal charger, i tried pluging it into my computer, i even tried...


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If the unit does not power on while attached to the vehicle power cable please follow steps from below to perform a soft reset:
  1. Connect the device to an external power source1
  2. Slide and hold the power key to the on position for 15 seconds
The device should power on. Notes:
  1. Preferably the vehicle power cable or a USB cable from a computer
  2. Some of the older Nuvi 200 series will have a reset button on the bottom of the device. It can be found on the bottom of the device on the same sticker that the serial number is printed on.

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Garmin Nuvi 260W shuts off before it fully loads maps


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The nuvi 200 series, 300 series, 600 series, 700 series, 1000 series and the StreetPilot C300 and C500 series do not have user replaceable batteries. These units must be sent in to a Garmin approved repair facilities if a battery issue arises. Garmin and Raytech are the only Garmin approved repair facilities. Raytech is a repair facility for Canadian customers. To repair your device please contact the specific repair facility for your region. If your device is not still under the 1 year warranty, there will be a cost associated with the repair of your device.

Mar 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Proper charging advice for Nuvi 260w


Turn it off and Always unplug it when you're done with it.
That's assuming you have a live plug (stays on when car turned off)

Mar 16, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My garmin cannot start


Hi there... If you mean it doesn't do anything when you push/slide the on button, then try this... (mine did the same thing just yesterday and was a result of a very low battery - would not even start with 12v cord in from the car!)...

Find the USB cable that came with your Garmin. Hook the USB cable to your computer, with the other end hooking up to your Garmin (where the normal car cable goes).

The Garmin will probably turn on instantly once you have hooked it up to your PC (assuming the PC is turned on and in Windows etc). This will actually charge the Garmin battery too while hooked up the PC, so leave it connected for a little while (a couple of hours).

If it doesnt switch on automatically when connected to the PC, try using the slide ON switch. Once it is active, it will be in PC transfer mode (assuming you have an SD card in the card slot of the Garmin). Now is a good time to use the Garmin WebUpdate application (available from www.garmin.com) to see if any software updates are available for your unit. If so, go ahead and install them. I updated mine yesterday!

Once you get it working via connection to the PC and the battery has charged up a little, take it back to the car and keep the 12v car cable plugged in all the time. This will continue to charge it up as it is being used (while the car is running of course). You should find that after u get it working on the PC it will again work in the car too...

i think it just turns it off for some reason permanently when it gets a really low/dead battery and only the PC hookup seems to re-activate it... Also, apparently you can hold the slide switch on the Garmin in the ON position for 7 seconds to reset the unit, but that didn't work for me... Worth a try anyway!

Jan 16, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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