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Missing letters from my alphabet

When i use my garmin 200w when i get to the alphabet section to type in the destination. I noticed i am suddenly missing letters to the alphabet. l,r,d, some letters have suddenly been replaced with@ signs. Can anyone tell me what has happened and if this can be fixed? thanks

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  • oshesamaniac Feb 08, 2009

    thnaks sooo much it worked just fine.I had looked on the garmin site first but didnt see that upload section. thanks so much.This site actually upgrades everything.

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You will most likely need a firmware upgrade from this website to fix the problem: http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
It will walk you through the steps and your letters should be back to normal after the update.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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