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Roadmate 1212, the system will not accept the city I try to enter

Roadmate 1212
Sitting at the dining room table and trying to plan a trip to Spring, Texas.

I press the “Enter Address” icon and it asks for City I enter “SPRING” and the system automatically wants to go to “Spring Twp, MI”. It will not accept “Spring” by itself and obviously I never get to the next step which is State.

I have pushed the “Reset” button but nothing changed.

I also took it and went for a ride in the car thinking that being in motion might be of help – it wasn’t.

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    I responded to questions from the first person to post an answer but have heard nothing back. I still have the problem and would like some help getting it resolved.

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Spring TX is a registered GPS location, the problem is with a wrong usage of your particular GPS.

If you have never used Spring TX as location before, by entering only Spring the GPS will return the first Spring in list, that is Spring Mi.

You need to enter the Zip code for Spring TX, the first time that you select this city.
After first time Spring TX will be displayed as previously selected City and pop up instead of Spring MI.

Read page 28 (20 on paper) on the PDF manual here.

Do not forget to give us feedback afterward.

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Hello There

to reset your unit you need to have it switched on and press and hold the reset untill the unit turns off and on again. Hold the reset down for 5 to 10 seconds. That will reset the unit.

The unit is asking you for the city before state just doesn't make sense. I am very sure it is becuase the state is already inputed as MI. Having worked with the GPS units for some 10 years they always start with the big picture and narrow down, i.e State, city, town, road etc. Hope this helps.

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Hi, You have to update the maps. You can download from their website.
Are you can do this. Manually check on google map, get any nearby city. Enter in the GPS, and move the map manually and set your destination in Spring, TX.

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Try typing in Spring Dust Lane which is a street in or right next to Spring, Texas.

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This can be resolve by a software update on your unit...

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You may want to locate a city near spring and try it that way to test the unit. How big is this city? Where are you located right now? Once I have more information I can give you better suggestions. Please rate my solution or wait before attempting to request more assistance.
Thank you,
Lee

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    Lee A. Mar 11, 2009

    I am sorry but it shows no responses other then you saying your waiting for a response. I have nothing to go on but your original post. I would be more then happy to assist you further but need your input to do so. Are you sure you are in the right state before selecting the city?
    thanks,
    Lee


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