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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 from the USB port) The Device Manager shows no problems. I connected the Nuvi to every USB port on the computer, still nothing. Help!! Ron

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  • rsh216 Jun 12, 2010

    I am running Windows XP, SP#. I have tried all the USB ports with no success. If I plug a flash drive into a USB port, it is recognized by the computer as a removable dreive; so I know the USB ports work.
    When I first plug in the Nuvi it's screen shows a picture of it connected to a computer, and I get a beep from the computer, in a minute I get a second beep from the computer and the Nuvi changes the display and begins to load maps.

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Hi,The USB driver in the garmin crashes occasionally, especially if you just updated software. The only solution is a hard reset.

If the USB still doesn't work after a hard reset, then the USB hardware is likely bad. Try a different cable/computer first, and check for dirt in the USB jack. If you can't fix it via that method, call garmin for a warranty replacement.



Thanks and good luck

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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.
  • The unit either automatically goes into USB Mass Storage Mode or displays USB Mass Storage Mode as an option on the screen.

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.
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Good Luck and have a nice day.

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My garmin nuvi won't turn on? i've tried to plug it into charger but nothing happens


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

Erratic behavior is an indication that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

It is not necessary for your computer to be able to 'see' your Nuvi in order for the firmware update to work. When it is successfully updated, the Nuvi will communicate properly to the computer, and your pc will 'see' it, and you can load your maps.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Would you like to edit the phone number entry on your Garmin Nuvi 265WT for the Call Home option?

To edit your phone number touch:
  1. Where To?
  2. Favorites
  3. Home
  4. Edit

I hope that helps.
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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 265WT 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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Download Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265WT WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 265WT Hard Reset here.

on Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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As soon as I program address the screen goes blank.


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

Not starting, 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 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Dec 29, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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How do I register my new Garmin nuvi 265WT


first of all you will need a computer with an internet connection. then go to www.garmin.com
click on registration. your unit must be plugged into yor computer. you will find your unit serial number when you remove your battery. follow the instructions and you will be able to register your unit.

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265WT 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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Does your Garmin Nuvi 265WT 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 265WT GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Backup & Restore Nuvi 265WT Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 265WT WebUpdater here.

on Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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When I connect my 265wt to the computer, it just keeps loading the maps and the computer won't reconize the nuvi.


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

Erratic behavior is an indication that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

It is not necessary for your computer to be able to 'see' your Nuvi in order for the firmware update to work. When it is successfully updated, the Nuvi will communicate properly to the computer, and your pc wil;l 'see' it, and you can load your maps.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

May 12, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Frozen on 'loading...' page during registration


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

Not starting, 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 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

Jan 30, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 265WT Car GPS Receiver

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Cannot locate satellites


I can help you fix the satellite problem with your Garmin Nuvi 265WT.

Poor or inaccurate GPS tracking, and taking a long time to acquire satellites, are issues that have been addressed by Nuvi 265WT firmware updates.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running better than new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 265WT WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265WT Manuals here.

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