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Nuvi 250w alphabet problem: no "E" nor "R"!!

Maybe because I left it in my car in freezing cold weather (15 F), my nuvi 250 w lost "E" and "R" from typing screen. "E" is replaced by "D" so there's 2 "D"s and "R" is now "P" so 2 "P"s....how can I fix this problem??

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  • dude 1A Apr 16, 2008

    My problem is two H's and 2 X's.


    Please help as soon as possible. I use it often and it is usless now!

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    yep i have two Es and two Hs, How do you fix this?

  • Scoutdadog Jun 05, 2008

    Various letters are missing, but in their places are duplicates of other letters. Somewhere I found a "solution"--connect the unit via USB cable to a computer. Wait for the unit to be recognized as a "removable disk drive". Disconnect, and...Magic! It's fixed.
    This has worked twice for me (and the weird behavior went away on its own a couple of times). But I don't usually keep a laptop in the car just to do brain surgery on a flaky GPS device. COME ON, Garmin!

  • lemmon2626 Jul 10, 2008

    same as described....lost letters and doubled others

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. I sent one unit back to the store and now its happening on my second garmin nuvi 250W. Holding the reset button and then connecting back to a power source does nothing.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    ALPHABET SCRAMBLED

  • scsuzy Sep 26, 2008

    I also have the scrambled screen but how do you plug it in to the computer?? I don't have a cord with USB on both ends?



    Thanks for any help!



    Sue

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    how do you connect to computer ... do you have to purchase a usb cable that matches the output of the garmin?

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I had exactly the same problem. 2 P's and no R. I tried the USB connection to a computer mentioned above and it worked. Thank you so much.

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I checked the garmin website to see if there is an update. Didn't see one. But I'd try the web updater just to make sure. BTW there is a little reset button on the bottom you could try if it goes flaky again

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