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Garmin 260w won't stop updating firmware

It keeps going through firware updates and won't stop. Will not locate satellites. Anyone know what I can do?

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I have a Garmin NĂ¼vi (Nuvi) 200 and I have the same problem. Tries to update the firmware again and again and cannot connect to any satellites.

  • ahildebr Mar 17, 2009

    My Garmin 250w keeps updating firmware and won't locate Sattelites.
    Can't download new firmware using Webupdater either.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have the same issue as well...i dont want to have to buy a new one!


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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal

So what happens when you connect it to the PC?
Make sure no sd cards are installed while you do this.
download and install web updater, run it it gets to a screen where it looks for the gps, plug the usb cable into the GPS (no USB hubs please!!!) Make sure it detects the GPS before you continue. Select the updates you need (don't install all the languages !!) after this is done the program will report the downloads are on the garmin, unplug the unit and it will reboot and whilst rebooting it will install the don't touch it until it reboots again and displays the regular screen....and make sure the batery is fully charged before you do this...!

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it takes forever to get a gps signal on my garmin 260w , can you help please . thank you .

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal

my garmin nuvi200 keeps on searches for satellite,but it couldnt able to pick up signal. A question mark over a map is always im seeing througout

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 260w not recognized by computer

Take a look at this site, Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550

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SOURCE: I want to update my garmin 260w with free updates

Garmin provides free updates through their website for the first 60 days after a new unit is put into service. After that, you'll have to purchase map updates. (Software updates are free, though.)

That said, you should first point your browser to and go through the process of downloading and installing their browser extension. You might have to reboot your computer or restart your browser to finish the installation.

Return to and register your nuvi. At some point, it will ask you to connect your nuvi to the computer via the USB cable. Do so. Your computer will also go through the process of installing the drivers necessary to view the nuvi as a storage device (so you can download photos and the like).

Once everything is up, the browser extension will tell you what the status is of your nuvi and of its maps. If you're entitled to a free map update, it will allow you to do so. If you're due for a software update, you can do that, also.

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