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You will need to Garmin power cable. If you use one for your phone it will not work properly. Here is a link to the cable you need.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-mini-usb-12v-cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-nuvi-in-web-packaging.html

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Backup & Restore Nuvi 265W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 265W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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I have Garmin Nuvi 265W. When I plug my car charge to charge up the battery and use the Navi at the same time, I only get the "GARMIN" screen connected the computer but can't use Navi function...


Try a hard reset,the Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  3. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  4. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences
Then make sure the unit is fully charged,then go to the Garmin site and register your product. Then download Garmin Updater and connect your unit with a usb cable directly to your computer and not thru a USB hub. Let the update go directly to the GPS and not a folder. It will take a few hours even with a fast internet connection. I have attached a link to the Garmin site. Thanks for using FixYa

https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

May 01, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Will it charge thru my pc?


Yes you can charge your satnav through your pc using the mini USB lead. It will take approx 8 hours to charge fully compared to 4 hours using a car charger or a mains charger.

Feb 20, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 265w and when i plug it itnton the cig cable in my taxi, it trys to load maps then goes off and on again. but keeps doing this without loading


You need to first check if the gps is charging, once you plug it in the cig cable, there ia a green light that shows it is charging, allow it to charge for some time before trying to use it. You need to take it out of the car first, then plug it into the main power socket to see if it will charge, if it does, then it means the charger and battery are working perfectly fine. Then you install it back in the car and try to turn it on, It should work now, but if it does not work, then you need to test the charging adapter and the battery separately on another garmin nuvi gps receiver. After testing you should be able to detect where the problem is from. Replace whichever is faulty and the gps should remain on and load maps. But if it does the same after checking, then it means all you have to do is to reset the gps.
Resetting the garmin nuvi gps receiver will do the job.
Hope this helped.

Dec 22, 2010 | GPS

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Inspiron 6000-flashing battery light


Hello,

Since you said the battery is not charging, why don't you remove the battery and charge directly to see if your laptop adapter will charge your laptop. Because i for see your laptop adapter been bad that is why it is not charging your laptop.

If it did not, it means your laptop adapter is bad and will need to be replace in order to charge your laptop.

Just change the adapter as advice and your laptop will charge.

Take care.

Apr 19, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Trouble with Garmin Nüvi 265W.


I can help you reset and update your Garmin Nuvi 265W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Mar 28, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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System is not turning


Getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Oct 01, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin 265w that shut off by itself and will not turn o


Getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265W.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

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