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I just rec'd my nuvi 265W for my birthday last Saturday, read what little instructions came with it, and nowhere did it say how to recharge it. Do I plug it into the computer? and, where can I get complete instructions - what different ways to search for an address, etc. ; worst 'guide' book I've ever experienced. No instructions to even hook into the sandpad - the Garmin cmptr onto

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The satnav can be charged by connecting it to the computer. However that takes approx 8 hours. You should have received a car charger with it. On one end there's a mini USB plug and on the other a plug for the cigarette lighter socket of a car. This charges it in approx 4 hours. There's also a mains charger available which does not come with the satnav. This also charges the satnav in about 4 hours.
The Garmin website has manuals for download for their satnavs in Adobe Reader format. Yours is available at http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/2675_OwnersManual.pdf
It is the same manual as is used for the 205 but if you look at the bottom of the page it states in small print that it also covers the 265W, among others. There should have been a printed manual with your satnav also but apparently you did not get one. This is a 65 page manual and it is fairly detailed.

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Garmin 265wt will not recharge


Possible bad battery or the fuse (if using lighter plug) in the lighter plug may be bad---last but worst is a damaged connection where the charger connects to the unit.

Nov 07, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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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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Nuvi 265W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 265W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 265W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites Backup here.

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

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How can i reset my nuvi 265w


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.
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Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Apr 10, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 265W screen keeps flashing the "GARMIN" startup logo...and wont stop


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.

Apr 05, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure Models: Garmin Nuvi...


Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites Backup and Restoration Procedure

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, 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.
I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset 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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Download Nuvi 265W Manual Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W,...


Download Nuvi 265W Manual

Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Have you lost your User's Manual or the Quickstart Guide for your Garmin Nuvi 265 or 265W GPS?

Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

Both manuals are available in pdf format, just follow the photo links below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 265W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 265W Favorites Backup here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265W WebUpdater here.

on Apr 16, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Hi just up dated my garmin nuvi but now cant locat satellites pleaSE help


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

A new webupdater was released at the end of March, so you might want to check below that you used that version. I also recommend backup up your favorites and performing a hard reset after the update. Detailed instructions for both are below.

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.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Voice command in not working


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

If your Nuvi 265W is not operating properly after an update, I recommend backing up your favorites and then performing a hard reset. Full instructions are below:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.

I hope that helps.
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New WebUpdater Software here.
Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Dec 14, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 265w powers on but will not load


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.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Sep 21, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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