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Keyboard Alphabet changed to double some letters and is missing others

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  • digna868 Jul 15, 2008

    Missing letters and duplicate letters

  • IRIS HERSTATT Sep 10, 2008

    MY O IS MISSING AND IHAVE2 L'S AND 3 H'S. I AM GOING AWAY SOON & NEED A SOLUTION ASAP. THIS IS MY SECOND REQUEST.



    THANK YOU

  • robandfab Jan 11, 2009

    same here. i was missing the c,i and s. i plugged it in to my computer via USB and, sure enough, problem solved! thanks for the good tip.

  • Grant909 Jan 18, 2009

    I have had the same problem with my 250W. I have not yet tried to hookit up to the USB port, but I assume that will work based on what's beenposted here (and for the 200). But my reason for writing is this: I know just enoughabout programming to be very suspicious that this not just a random"bug" but rather a deliberate degradation (planned obsolescence)introduced by the manufacturer to try to induce owners to buy thedatabase updates at something like $60 a pop. It's hard to explainthis weird behavior in any other obvious way. I hope I'm wrong, becausethat kind of cynical manipulation would be highly unethical, and Iwould vow to never buy another Garmin product if it ever turned out tobe true. Just sayin'.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    The same things happened to my Nuvi 200w. I have 2 -A's and 2 - T's. No I or W. I think the warrenty is 1 year and I got it for x-mas last year so the timing of the problem makes me wonder. I am in the process of looking for a way to fix the problem.

  • Breeker Feb 17, 2009

    Mine started out with missing alfabet keys. Now it freezes up when I want to use the keyboard! Can somebody help me?

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I plugged in the Garmin to my computer using a USB port, unplugged it then it works:)

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