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Garmin Nuvi 260 - Favorites won't open

I deleted all my favorites. Now when I open favorites I get no data available. I cannot even set a home location. What can I do to get this working again.

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  • ranuvi123 Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same issue on a nuvi 260 and it still will not power on after doing this, any other tips?

  • ranuvi123 May 11, 2010

    I also noticed before it wouldnt power back on it received a firm ware update twice. I clicked ok.. an then shut the unit off. After this it hasnt come back on no matter what i try.

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You could try a master reset:

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil.
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON.
  4. After the unit powers ON, you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. When this message displays, remove your finger from the bottom right of the screen and touch Yes.
  6. The unit will go through the Master Reset.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your nuvi.

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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