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Nuvi 205 will not let me type a city name

I purchased a nuvi 205 and have read the instructions VERY CAREFULLY ----on the main screen i touch WHERE TO ? then ADDRESS ----then SPELL CITY ---as i am entering the name of the city of Kirkmansville Ky. ----- I only get to enter the first 3 letters when the unit displays KIRKSEY KENTUCKY ?????? it will not let me finish my entry so i cannot finish !!!!!! I have deleted all user entries by holding down on the lower RH screen while turning the unit on , then pressing yes to delete ------ I have repeatedely done this with the same outcome ---- WHY is this the only city displayed , and Why can i not get the unit to let me type in KIRKMANSVILLE so i can set the route ?????

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  • porsche911sc Jan 02, 2009

    I bought mine in Canada and have the same problem with Utah. So far, I have found out that in the USA I have access to only the closest states to Canada...where I live (Montreal) - New York, Vermont and Mass.



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  • nayanmagan Jan 04, 2009

    i can not enter texas state i purchased my unit in toronto

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SOURCE: Unable to enter address as keyboard types a letter other than the one selected

press and hold the power button for approx 30 seconds. a calibration screen will appear. perform touch calibration to correct.

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SOURCE: Will not allow me to spell the city that I am going to.

The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as "The Triangle", is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

So which city do you want to go to Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill?

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Having a problem when attempting to spell the city on my Garmin GPS.

The GPS is designed for all the US states except Alaska and Hawaii. Try downloading the sites for the extra maps.

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SOURCE: Nuvi 350 won't accept addresses -

I called garmin and they walked me through the solution - select the NA map version under settings and restart.

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SOURCE: Problem with the touch screen on my Garmin Nuvi 350

Have you tried the "recalibrate" touchscreen command?

Press the "wrench" symbol at the main menu, then the "display" icon, and then "recalibrate".
Go through pressing the dots as requested and see if that cures your problem.

- Jim

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: nuvi 250- goes to blank screen when u hit SPELL

Sounds like corrupted firmware. Go to www.garmin.com and download their webupdater. Run it and connect a USB cable between your Nuvi and the PC. Let the webupdater look to see if there are any firmware updates. If so, install them. If not, let it reflash your current version.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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