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Touch screen is a little sluggish

In addition;
1. After punching in an address-two (2) duplicate results always show up.
2. My Zumo 550 is a year and half old. I just saw a brand new one at the local Harley dealer and it's operation was very crisp. Can mine be 'updated' to function like the new one?
3. The touch screen is not accurate. As an example; on the keyboard I will touch an 'E' and a 'M' will display.
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Steve

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Hi,
Try cleaning house on it.
Also Try the Garmin web-updater Here to keep it running well.

You could wipe all data and start again,
Backup anything you want first.to the Pc....
Hold bottom right of screen, keep pressing until it says,
Do you want to erase all data, erase it, select yes,
Re-register with Garmin, re-update,
Your good now,
Regards

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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