Question about Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Keyboard does not work right. push a letter and will light up a differant letter or number and will print the one that lights up. tryed the reboot and the press the dots but didnt help. thanks

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 466 Answers

Assuming the screen digitizer isn't damaged (it happens), and the nuvi originally worked correctly, you might be looking at a mechanical problem. Carefully check the border (where the screen goes under the Nuvi plastic shell) and ensure there's no dust or grit pressing against the screen surface. Such pressure may send the digitizer out of alignment and even foil the digitizer calibration procedure.

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

Testimonial: "i appreciate your help and im convinced your right! everything seems to work fine except the keyboard i have to recalibrate every startup. thanks "

  • 4 more comments 
  • sothernstar Aug 31, 2010

    my son left it in the car, heat maybe.
    screen was not responsive to touch so i recalibrated searched for satelite and could not find.
    so i disconnected battery lead for about fifteen minutes and slid the start button to start to drain any voltage if any, from the board. reconnected the battery. i took the front panel out of the plastic holder and looked clean and didnt look warped.
    put it back together and recalibrated it on start up.
    it fixed everything.all processes work fine except keyboard.
    this seems to be random,not in sequence.
    push one key and one or two differant keys light up in amber. if i push the key twice
    the second # or letter will print
    thanks for your help.

  • sothernstar Aug 31, 2010

    my son left it in the car, heat maybe.
    screen was not responsive to touch so i recalibrated searched for satelite and could not find.
    so i disconnected battery lead for about fifteen minutes and slid the start button to start to drain any voltage if any, from the board. reconnected the battery. i took the front panel out of the plastic holder and looked clean and didnt look warped.
    put it back together and recalibrated it on start up.
    it fixed everything.all processes work fine except keyboard.
    this seems to be random,not in sequence.
    push one key and one or two differant keys light up in amber. if i push the key twice
    the second # or letter will print
    thanks for your help.

  • sothernstar Aug 31, 2010

    my son left it in the car, heat maybe.
    screen was not responsive to touch so i recalibrated searched for satelite and could not find.
    so i disconnected battery lead for about fifteen minutes and slid the start button to start to drain any voltage if any, from the board. reconnected the battery. i took the front panel out of the plastic holder and looked clean and didnt look warped.
    put it back together and recalibrated it on start up.
    it fixed everything.all processes work fine except keyboard.
    this seems to be random,not in sequence.
    push one key and one or two differant keys light up in amber. if i push the key twice
    the second # or letter will print
    thanks for your help.

  • sothernstar Aug 31, 2010

    my son left it in the car, heat maybe.
    screen was not responsive to touch so i recalibrated searched for satelite and could not find.
    so i disconnected battery lead for about fifteen minutes and slid the start button to start to drain any voltage if any, from the board. reconnected the battery. i took the front panel out of the plastic holder and looked clean and didnt look warped.
    put it back together and recalibrated it on start up.
    it fixed everything.all processes work fine except keyboard.
    this seems to be random,not in sequence.
    push one key and one or two differant keys light up in amber. if i push the key twice
    the second number or letter will print
    thanks for your help.

  • sothernstar Aug 31, 2010

    my son left it in the car, heat maybe.
    screen was not responsive to touch so i recalibrated searched for satelite and could not find.
    so i disconnected battery lead for about fifteen minutes and slid the start button to start to drain any voltage if any, from the board. reconnected the battery. i took the front panel out of the plastic holder and looked clean and didnt look warped.
    put it back together and recalibrated it on start up.
    it fixed everything.all processes work fine except keyboard.
    this seems to be random,not in sequence.
    push one key and one or two differant keys light up in amber. if i push the key twice
    the second number or letter will print
    thanks for your help.

  • lserni
    lserni Sep 01, 2010

    Hm. I am sorry to say, this doesn't look too good as far as the damage is concerned. The Garmin manual (check your specific model) states, "Do not store the nuvi where prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can occur (such as a windshield), as permant damage may result". The operating manual lists the temperature operating range for the device, but that's a room temperature (i.e., in shadow, not in direct sunlight).

    Usually, storage temperature upper limit is 60-70 degrees Celsius, which is more than you'll get almost anywhere in the world. It is possible that the device's touch screen was unnaturally sensitive to heat (i.e., the manual said for example 60 Celsius, but some defect made it fail at 45 - and you WILL get 45 Celsius in a car under the sun). Such cases are usually replaced under warranty, even if the shop owner may hem and haw and complain. I'd say it's definitely worth a try.

    On several user forums, Nuvi users report employing their devices without permanent harm (except a LCD fading is sometimes noticed, and battery life is definitely shortened). This would lend credit to the hypothesis that, while the sun's heat was responsibile, a weak digitizer was an accessory:
    http://www.poi-factory.com/node/955

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have missing letters and numbers on my Sony Veio laptop keyboard when I type


Keyboard damage? Try a USB keyboard to check it before buying a new one.

Apr 22, 2014 | Sony Computers & Internet

1 Answer

On the computer keyboard by nextech is there suppose to be keyboard lights and if so how are they turned on


Hi
The usual lights for a keyoard are the 3 above the number pad. they will be labelled to correspond with the following keys:
- CAPS Lock
- NUMBER Lock
- SCROLL Lock
When they are pressed once the light will go on, meaning that function key is active. So if the CAPS Lock key was pressed and the light is on, then any letter key (A to Z) you press appear as a capital in documents. Press CAPS Lock again and the light goes out and the letter will type lower case.
The NUMBER LOCK is for the keypad to the right (not the number across the top and above the letters). This function ensures the numbers will appear instead of their alternate function, such cursor and Page UP/down, Home, and End.
SCROLL Lock is not used much, but it can be used in Excel to hold the current selection. For example, you want scroll about the sheet using the cursor keys, but want to keep the current cell selected. So with SROLL lock active, when you use the cursor key's, the sheet will move in the direction you want while leaving the selected cell selected. Try it and you'll see what I mean.
I hope this helps.

Mar 01, 2011 | Lenovo Keyboard

1 Answer

I have an hpdv62010sa laptop. The keyboard letters have faded badly which, coupled with the very reflective surface of the keys themselves, makes it sometimes impossible to see the letters in certain...


I couldn't find your laptop's model number at hp.com.
Are you sure that's the right model #?

At any rate, if hp.com doesn't have the parts, I would try Ebay.com for the keyboard. Maybe someone has the keyboard available for sale.

I'm not sure about the matt finish vs. the shiny.

Good luck on this repair.

Oct 31, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1501 laptop keyboard is typing odd numbers and symbols instead of some of the lettters. Examples, the letter "l" comes out "3" . Other letters come out as a back slash, etc. A plug in USB...


Is the Num Lock light lit? This light is the one all the way to the left of several on the computer to the left of the power button (it looks like a padlock with a 9 in the center). The integrated number pad is probably active. Press to toggle this feature off. The Num Lk key is to the right of the various function keys but to the left of the keys labeled Insert and Delete.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 16, 2010 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

1 Answer

Keyboard letters wont work but only top row Of numbers


On a notebook computer, there is a FN key that when pressed with the appropriate special function key will disable the normal keyboard and enable the alternate letters (printed in a different color) on your keyboard.
Unfortunately, I can't remember which special function key that is--but the icon on it should give you a clue.

Apr 15, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

2 Answers

Ten key pad keys are turned on. How do i switch them off


Solution#1: Accidentally pressing Sft+Numlock key combination will activate & inactivates ten key pad. (You'll see light enabled in padlock symbol with a number in it [i.e.beside ALL CAPS symbol on your lap monitor]).

Use: "ShiftKey+NumLock" (NumbLock Key: 2nd panel from Top right on keyboard)

Jan 07, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

1 Answer

How to light keyboard


the letters and numbers dont' glow my friend. sorry.

Dec 24, 2008 | Logitech diNovo Edge 9676850403 Keyboard

1 Answer

Hp keyboard


u see on righgt side num lock key.when u press on that and light is off than u cant enter digit from right side.but if u on it u can enter digit from it.

Nov 24, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

1 Answer

A,e,i,o.u,s,0,1 and 5 keys don't work


If you are using windows xp,Try rebooting while holding down the f8 key.Select last known good configuration,and see if that helps.
If not,consider a re-format

Feb 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver Logo

284 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...