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Missing the letter S

The letter S is now missing on my letters screen on my Garmin Nuvi 250. How can I get it back on the screen.

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  • mwm21 Feb 19, 2008

    I have had the same problem. I am missing the letter L and the letter T and I have 2 letter H's. I feel like I am playing Wheel of Fortune. How can I reset or fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    Mine is missing the k and s and two I s appear on my screen; is this a common problem with these cheaper versions?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    I was missing the letter E. I reset the unit and it is now missing the letters R and G (which is actually slightly better than missing an E).

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I called Garmin customer service and they told me to plug the unit into my computer and it would reset itself and all the letters would be restored. I did this and it worked! I realize the usb cable does not come with the Garmin nuvi 250, however you may have a cable that came with a cell phone or a digital camera. My camera cable worked great.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Have you tried resetting the unit?

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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I had the same problem. Almost 5-10 letter were missing. It got worse progressively. I finally installed the software update affter downloading from Garmin website. That solved the problem!

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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