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Hello, My Garmin 260 ran out of battery 3 months ago. I did not attempt to recharge it until two weeks ago. i used a usb cable and plugged it into my computer overnight. It still did not charge... what should I do?

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How do I recharge the battery on my Garmin Nuvi 255WT? I would also like to know how to update my Garmin?


Hello,

Recharging the battery is done by connecting the nuvi to a vehicle power cable in the car through the vehicle power accessory outlet or cigarette lighter.
The unit can also be charged via a powered USB port off your computer via the USB power/data cable or an AC power adapter through the USB power/data cable.

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Have not used my garmin for a few months. I think the battery needs recharging but it will not turn on when i try to recharge in the car .????


Hello,

It is possible that your cars 12v socket is not functioning, try using a different car charger see if it is functioning. If you find that the other cable is working in your car it may be your power cable that has died, maybe try using your computer USB port to power it see if the battery can get a charge.

Hope this helps!

Apr 14, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Ny Nuvi 260 W will not turn on. It's fully charged and still nothing.


Garmin Support has stated that a fully discharged battery can only be recharged from a computer USB connection, i.e. car 12V and AC adapter do not work. Make sure that your USB computer cable has a true mini-USB connector which conforms to the USB standard, i.e. with a 5-pin connector. There are cheap cables available in many stores which do not conform to the USB standard and have only 4 pins - look for the official USB logo on the packaging to be sure that you get the 5-pin connection.

Note also that a computer USB connection is only a trickle charge, with 500mA available at best, if no other devices are attached to the same USB Root Hub, so leave it connected for 2-3 hours to be sure.

Feb 19, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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When plugged into power screen displays the garmin logo and a computer with the garmin 530 connected to usb. it seems to charge and works when unpluged until battery runs out. i then have to plug it back...


whne you plug it in through the usb cable the unit is charging but is waiting for you to do something to the software of load something like mp3s. Why are you not using the 12V cable in your vehicle to keep the battery charged.

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Today i turned on my garmin after a few months, it was working will for about 2 min, then it lost satellites, so I turned it off, then tried to turn it back on, but it never turned back on. the battery...


If the GPS's internal battery is allowed to discharge too far, it will not be possible to recharge with the card charger, until it is brought up to a certain level. Connect the nuvi to a computer with USB cable overnight. This will trickle charge the internal battery to a level that will allow the car charger / cradle to keep the GPS charged from that point on. Anytime the car charger fails to recharge the internal battery, the USB charge method will have to be performed first.

Oct 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 260 will not display anything . It turns on okay with the Garmin introduction and then screen goes blank


Sounds like a battery problem. You may have to send to Garmin for replacement of the battery as it's not user fixable. I also highly suggest using a Garmin approved charger/ car charger if you don't have that!!
Or understand this:
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  1. Use the provided vehicle power cable that came with your GPS unit. The unit will charge while powered on and using the device as well as when the GPS unit is powered off and plugged into a running vehicle. About 3 hrs for a full charge. If the unit will not charge in the vehicle, check the fuse in the power cable for the unit and the power outlet in the vehicle.
  2. Use an AC power adaptor. Some units come with this power cable to plug the GPS unit into a wall outlet allowing the GPS unit to take a charge. For units that do not come with this cable, one can be purchased from Garmin's online store.
  3. For most units, the final way of charging the battery is to plug the GPS into a powered on computer with a USB cable2. This method of charging will be a trickle charge and it may take longer (like a full day) than the other two options, however it will still charge the battery. A USB cable is provided with a few GPS models. For those that don't come with this cable, one can either be ordered from the online store or you can use a standard USB to mini-USB cable that fits the unit and plugs into your computer.

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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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Screen freezes and display faints


Hopefully the usb adapter just confused the battery. Did you use it this time or a regular plug? Its always best to fully discharge a battery and fully recharge it for the next use. They will lose life and malfunction otherwise. Glad you've had some luck, hopefully it will work just fine now.

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Garmin nuvi 260w not operating while plugged in


Based on your description, you are doing it right. You said....
"when i connect it to the car charger it shows the computer sysmbol and starts charging. there is no other usb port on the device"
That is correct. It takes about 2-3 hours to fully charge a low battery.
There is only a mini USB port on a 260.
It's used for charging and downloading updates of software or maps.

Sep 02, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Well, Mom just bought a C330... and of course... I am 1300 miles away trying to help!


Hello, You can charge the unit using either the USB cable or the car adapter. You must install the USB driver software on your computer before connecting the USB cable to the PC. The USB cable is also used to update the software in the unit when Garmin provides it. The program installed with the CD will help you manage this. However the unit generally comes ready to go out of the box. Just use the car adapter and plug it in to the car. Good Luck! Dr. Know

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