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Garmin Nuvi 260

My Garmin Nuvi 260 cannot locate satellites after updating maps.
Before the update ...the device worked fine.

Any ideas ??

Thanks,

Greg

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    my garmin nuvi 250 is doing the sam i was advised by friend to add a mem card bt did not work gna have to phone garmin i thin

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Check to make sure that the unit is not in demo mode. Go through the menus to find where the demo mode is located. Cycle it on and off.

If this does not work, I suggest calling Garmin tech support to find out if they have a simple solution.

In the worse case you will have to send the GPS in for service.


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Free Garmin Nuvi 260 map update


You will need to install a program on a computer called "Garmin Express" (it free) Garmin Express is designed to be the one-stop shop for updating maps, updating software, managing favorites, registering a device, and much more. To download the latest version of Garmin Express:

Windows Vista or newer
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Windows
3.Run GarminExpress.exe to start installation
4.Check the box next to the terms and conditions statement
5.Advanced Users can select the Options button to change the install location of Garmin Express if needed
6.Press the Install button
7.Press the Launch button to open Garmin Express

Mac OS 10.7 or higher
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Mac
3.Open GarminExpress.dmg from the Downloads folder or download location
4.In the new window, double click on the Install Garmin Express icon
5.Follow instructions in the installer
6.Once install is complete, close the installer
7.Eject the Garmin Express mounted drive from Finder or the Desktop1
8.Open the Applications folder
9.Double click on the Garmin Express icon
Garmin Express is now installed and can be used with compatible GPS devices.

Aug 30, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 260 Car GPS Receiver

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Can u tell me how to download free up dated maps for my garmin nuvi 660 thanks vicki


Hi Vicki, unless your nuvi was first activated and acquired satellite lock in the last 60 days (unlikely as yours was discontinued a long while ago) then you cannot get free map updates, sorry.

For models activated within the last 60 days Garmin offer a free update to the latest maps if the maps already on the product when it was purchased are an older version. After that, all updats must be paid for.

You simply won't find free map updates legally. Accurate maps cost a fortune to produce and update so nobody gives them away, even the few illegal downloads tend not to work and if they do work are likely to be out of date anyway.

The way that Garmin price their map updates, it's often better to simply buy a new Garmin with the maps pre-installed, although I appreciate that's not the answer you hoped for. If you do buy Garmin updates then you can either go for a one-off update, or for additional cost can buy a lifetime update, but it's limited to the lifetime of the device which is only designed to last three years anyway so may be poor value if you buy the lifetime update and your machine then dies of wear or old age.

Sep 29, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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NUVI 260 lethargic, navigation guidance and map take 15-20 minute


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Make sure you have the latest nuvi "Firmware"
then update the maps. I would start with making sure you have the latest WebUpdater on your computer before you proceed with any updates.

If a nuvi 200 is has an older version of system software glitches may occur. The device may be missing letters or have jumbled letters or displaying duplicate letters or strange symbols on the address screen. To correct this you will need to update the system software of your nuvi. You can easily do this by using Garmin’s WebUpdater program:
  1. Click the following link to download the WebUpdater program: http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  2. Follow the on screen prompts from the website
  3. Choose RUN/OPEN
  4. Follow the on screen prompts
After the program has been installed it should run automatically. If it does not please use the steps below.
To run WebUpdater:
  1. From the Start menu, click All Programs and find the Garmin folder
  2. Click WebUpdater
  3. Connect your nuvi to an available USB port on your computer
  4. To search for an available update, choose NEXT
  5. As the program automatically finds updates, choose NEXT to load the update. Once the update is complete, you can search for other updates such as voice languages, Bluetooth, and Traffic Receiver.
  6. Disconnect the unit to ensure it powers on.
Take your unit outdoors and keep it in a stationary position with an open sky view until it reacquires satellites.

Aug 22, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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New garmin 260 gives directions and then when you follow them, it says... recalculating. Older model didn't do that. This one seems confused a lot.


Make sure you have the latest firmware and updated maps.
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Have usa garmin nuvi 260 ,want to load austalia maps how?


well you need to update the firmware of your gps also call garmin customer support they are great tell them about the map, also the poor satelite cover might be because of your location or weather conditions

May 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Trouble locating satellites


Hi, my name is Vince & i had that very same problem with my nuvi 200w, have you tried to update it on your pc ?, i updated mine after travelling down the motorway at 40 miles an hour thinking that their was road works after the sat nav told me. I also found that updating it seemed to increase the signal strength too, try it, it may solve your problem.

Apr 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 260 maps loading


http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/
Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w system software missing on sreen when open


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jan 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260 question


Yes it does.
You would have to pay for the Map
Yes, it can give directions in Spanish
You'll have to download that language (free) from Garmin.
But before you do anything you must download the free Garmin UPDATER
Do that here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Dec 26, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260


Sounds like you did an incomplete firmware update. Go here:
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp and do it again. It should fix it.

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