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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?

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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.

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


Hello,

It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

Sep 10, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My 260w has a screen lock and it has no reset button! what's the fix?


To reset the Garmin satnav you power on while holding the bottom right corner of the screen until it asks if you want to reset it.

Jun 12, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 260W gives vocal directions but is unable to read the distance. For e.g turn in ...m


try going to Tools... Settings... System... on this page look at Units is it set to Miles or Kilometers

set to Miles


hope that works

Nov 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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How do I reset my home location on my Garmin Nuvi 260W?


When your at a spot you want to set as home save it and name it Home. then it will be set as your home button.
Good luck!

May 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 260W screen is blinking and beeping. Wont do anything else


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The reset button on your nuvi will switch the device off. The reset button can be used to switch your device off if the screen is frozen and you are unable to switch the device off by the power button.

To reset a nuvi 2xx:
  1. Look at the bottom of the device
  2. Locate the small circle with a dot inside
  3. Press the circle to reset the device.
To reset a nuvi 3xx or 6xx:
  1. Lift the antenna
  2. Locate a button with the word Reset inside
  3. Press the button to reset the device.
The device will now switch off.

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How to change Chinese character to English/Romanise on nuvi 260W


1. Press the wrench (tools) button.
2. Press the Setting (gear) button (upper left).
3. Press the down arrow until once.
4. Press the 2nd row function (language).
5. Press the middle button of 3.
6. Press the up button until you see the function American English and select it.
7. Hit OK.

You should be back to English now.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

May 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w will not turn on anymore


reset button is a small button on the bottom of your gps

Apr 11, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 260w does nor start at all, itis dead


there will be a reset button, take a pen and push the reset button providing that the sat nav is charged it should reboot.

Apr 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Gmapprom.img file in Garmin Nuvi 205 corrupted


Connect the Nuvi to a PC with the USB cable, then hold the power button to ON position. It happend to me before and it worked.
Good luck

Mar 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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