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Garmin 265WT, connected to 12v car supply, keeps going into mass storage mode then crashing in the middle of giving directions.

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This happens a lot with the 2xx series nuvis. Generally the cause is that the mini USB plug on the power cord when it appears to be fully in is not. This is due to wear on the mini USB socket. Push the plug in further and it should solve the problem

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The Garmin Communicator Plugin needs to be installed on your computer.
http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator

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My garmin nuvi 200w keeps going into mass storage mode when plugged in to charge.as soon as it is plugged in to charge the screen appears that shows the garmin plugged in the computer. and the map...


1) Disconnecting the nuvi from the charging cable.

2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.

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Sometimes this is caused by the mini USB plug not being pushed fully into the back of the satnav. It feels like it is but due to wear on the socket it's not. Push it in further and it may solve the problem.

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I just bought a Garmin 265WT. I ran the registration program, but the computer does not recognize the Nuvi. I've checked My Computer and it does not show a new drive ( the Nuvi should like like a drive...


Hi,

Try these steps:-

  • Unplug the USB cable from the computer.
  • Turn the unit off and then back on again.
  • Plug the USB cable into your computer.
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Note: If your computer still does not detect the unit, make sure that you plug the USB cable directly into the computer USB port and not the USB hub. If the cable is already plugged directly into the computer, try plugging it into a different port.

Also, in some cases the operating system does not support the device. Try upgrading it to the next higher level. In most of the cases windows Xp service pack 2 does not recognise this Garmin device. Try upgrading it to service pack 3.
If you are still experiencing the problem then you will need to contact Garmin for repair.
Thanks for using Fixya.
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if your charger not original garmin you should make this modification on mini usb port. tested works with non original chargers (min 500mA).

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My Garmin 265wt will not turn on for navigation when connected to a computer anymore. It displays the computer connection but I cannot get to the navigation while charging like I had before. Any help how...


I asked Garmin how to display maps when connecting a 265WT to a PC with a USB cable. Based on the following reply I received from Garmin the answer is you can't. Have you ever updated your software in your Garmin 265WT. Perhaps you were able to display a map with the USB cable connected with an earlier version of the software. Whereas the latest version of the software will not let you display a map with a USB cable connected.

"Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

I will be happy to help you with this. Unfortunately when your unit is
connected to a computer you will not be able to use the device. The unit
is designed to go into mass storage mode when connected to a computer."

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