I just got the Nuvi 350 and it says in the owners manual that I can search for an address using a postal code, however there is no option for it when initiating the search. It just says "Spell City" or "Search All". Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Postal Code search?
When it asks for the city name, type the zip code instead. Not all maps support zip code search so it doesn't always work. If you are in the zip code you want to search, just select find nearest, or select typ name and hit enter with no name in the field.
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On my Nuvi 200, after "Where To?", you have to select "Address". My instruction book says: 2.Change the state, country or province if necessary. 3.Touch "Spell City", enter the city/postal code, and touch "Done". Select the city/postal code in the list. (Not all map data provides postal code searching). If you are unsure of the city, touch "Search All". There are further steps, but "Depending on the version of maps loaded on your nuvi, the button names can change and some steps could be ordered differently".
The manual can be downloaded from Garmin. www.garmin.com/manuals/3130_OwnersManual.pdf
1. Touch Where To? > Address. 2. Change the state, the country, or the province, if necessary. 3. Touch Search All. If you know the city, touch Spell City, enter the city/postal code, and touch Done. Select the city/postal code in the list. (Not all map data provides postal code searching.) 4. Enter the number of the address, and touch Done. 5. Enter the street name, and touch Done. 6. Select the correct street in the list, if necessary. 7. Touch the address, if necessary.
You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.
1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).
Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin
Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either
reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not
be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation.
Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives
address for this purpose.
If neither option works then your unit
is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin
charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's
really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new
unit with current mapping.
I hope that you manage to either fix
your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon
the unit and buy another.
How are you entering it? You should go to "Where to?", "Address", then "Spell State/Province". Enter "On" and the unit should pull up "Ontario". Press this, then press "Spell City/Postal Code". Type "Ot" and the unit should pull up several cities, including "Ottawa, ON" Press this, then enter the rest of the address. Let me know if this helps.
Magellan Technical Team provided to following response to me:
To enter an address from Canada thru postal code, you need to change the region setting to Canada. Kindly follow the steps below to change the region settings:
Turn on your Maestro 3225.
Tap “User Options”.
After changing the region setting to Canada, under “Enter Zip Code” on the Enter Address menu you can type in the postal code of the location that you want to go.
We do hope that the previous information has answered your question. If you do need further assistance, please do not hesitate to email us back so that we can further assist you. We will be awaiting your reply. Should you require further assistance about this or any other concerns with your Magellan unit please visit our website and review our extensive Self Help Knowledge Base (www.magellangps.com)
Sometimes when this occurs it is due to the unit having the address listed differently then you might think it is. It is usually listed according to postal regulations, meaning it may BE in one town, but LISTED as another town. If the unit cannot find the address as entered, press the back button until you get to city. Press SEARCH ALL and try your address again. This may help. Let me know what it says when you do this.
if your talking about proper postal codes,Ireland doesn't use them.Big cities like dublin,cork are broken down into numbers eg.D1 ,D2 etc.a fairly basic version of postal codes.outside of the cities there is no postal code sytem at all.
How are you entering the address? And, as far as I know, you won't get much with a postal code since it covers so many addresses. Now, if you meant Post Office Box number, they won't show because they are housed in a single building and the gps will only find STREET addresses.