How to Reset a Garmin Nuvi 265W

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How to Reset a Garmin Nuvi 265W
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The Nuvi 265w is a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation device produced by Garmin that boasts a touch-screen display, voice prompts and automatic rerouting. Garmin has discontinued the device from its product line-up. However, if you experience a problem with your Garmin 265w navigation device, you may be able to resolve the issue by performing a hard reset of the device.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn off and unplug the device.

  2. 2

    Press the lower right corner of the screen with your finger or a pencil eraser, and keep pressing while you turn the device back on with the power button.

  3. 3

    Touch "Yes" when you receive the message "Do you really want to erase all user data?" This will reset the device to factory defaults.

  4. 4

    Follow the prompts to reconfigure your device.

Tips and warnings

  • Resetting your Garmin Nuvi 265w will erase all data stored on the device. If possible, back up your Nuvi before performing the reset.

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