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Garmin nuvi 260 shuts off after a couple of seconds. i bought a new power cord this did not help - connection appear loose. can the nuvi be opened?

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SOURCE: 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!

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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there are numerous things that will cause this not all of them are rational fixes for a GPS that is supposed to be reliable .

try some of these:
1) smack the GPS firmly in your hand then place back on charger, leave 15 mins whilst still connected turn it on holoding the button and counting to 25.

2) remove the battery and count to 25 and reinsert. turn GPS button to ON and hold for 15 seconds

3) Send it back to Garmin for warranty repair if its less than 12 months old

It is possible that you have spiked the power input by starting the engine with GPS connected ( a no no not told to users by manufacturer)

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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I can't believe you even admit to owning stolen property. 

Yes multiple attempts will lock the garmin, And you will only be able to unlock it by going to the security location that was used when the security pin was input into the system.

Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: my Garmin Nuvi 265W will not turn on.

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

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.
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Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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My garmin nuvi 260 gps wont come on and have already replaced power/ charging chord. What might b the problem?


Sometimes you have to do a reset/reboot on your systems. Turn your Garmin backwards and if you look along the label you can see a little circle that says reset. Plug the power cord into the Garmin and with a pen or your finger nail push the reset button for 5 seconds and flip the power switch on the Garmin. I have done this a couple times, after the reset you may have to reload map packs if you have already updated your Garmin.

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A family member gave my son a garmin nuvi 260 the cord was broken so i got another but when its plugged in to the car only get a computer connect pic and where is only when its unplugged can we get maps...


Sometimes this problem is caused by the power cord not being pushed fully into the back of the satnav even though it feels like it is. Pushing it in further usually solves the problem. If the power cord you're using is not a garmin this could also cause the problem.

Jun 24, 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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The cord does not make good connection on my nuvi 260. I don't want to spend $79 plus shipping to send it to Garmin (Again) what are my alternatives?


I had a similar problem with a different Nuvi model and bought a kit at Walmart that worked. The kit gives you several different plugs to try.

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Shuts down when driving, looses power, and goes to battery


If your Nuvi's battery is low, and the plug becomes loose, then that may be your problem. If your Nuvi is acting up due to a firmware / system software glitch (common common common), then I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W.

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

  1. Back up your Favorites (if your computer will still recognize it or if you have a memory chip you can pop into a card reader).
  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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Apr 11, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin 1300 suddenly went to night screen for a couple of seconds and then shut off while driving. And now it won't turn back on even though there is power.


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 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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My Garmin Nuvi 265W will not turn on. A couple of weeks ago when I booted it up, it had reset back to like new. Asking me to do set up and such. It's been cool since then. Today I shut it off at 5pm and...


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

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.
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Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

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Brand New...Can't get it to stay on?


Make sure you have it connected to a power source properly. Push and release the power switch. (it is spring loaded) Don't push it to the lock position for now.

Jun 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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What you would do is, under where the model code sticker is under is the reset button. remove the sticker and hold down the reset button for 10 seconds at the same time hold the power button towards the left.

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