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I´m having a problem with my 8 months old Garmin Ni=uvo 200w. It was working normally and suddenly I´m not able to reach the keyboard. If I try to find a new location by typing the address, I´m able to go to main menu choose address, choose the State and after I choose type the city nay the device goes off. I´m also not able to retrive the favorites that was stored. Looks like I´ve lost all the stored information. Someone can help? Thank you in advance. Paulo Iijima Scarsdale NY 914 355 8996

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SOURCE: Unable to enter address as keyboard types a letter other than the one selected

press and hold the power button for approx 30 seconds. a calibration screen will appear. perform touch calibration to correct.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi cannot find a new location

Check to make sure your maps are checked off. Go to settings, Map1.gif, then press Map Info at the bottom of the screen. Make sure City Navigator North America NT v8 has a check mark on it.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

SOURCE: garmin nuvi 250w freeze up

EXact same model and exactly the same problem for me.

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SOURCE: no data available mess

Did you try to perform a map upgrade to 2008? Turn on the Garmin and from the main menu touch the wrench, then press Map, then look for Map info.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: I lost all data in my Garmin


Please check out this link to resolve your probem:

- Jim

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 200w can't update all 49 lower states

OK, I just finally am getting through all of this myself.

First, the bad news. You cannot load all of the lower 49 states onto your Garmin 200W as-is. The map file is over 1GB and the 200W only has 991MBs of memory.

So, go out and get yourself a SD card. I got a 2GB card at OfficeDepot for $8. It was at the counter, not back with the other cards they carry (Note: The speed showed as 60x. The slightly more expensive ones, $12-$15, may be faster, like 150x.)

You'll also need to get yourself MapInstall, available from the Garmin site. BUT, don't try to use this right away, a mistake I made. If you do, you basically get a message that MapInstall can't be installed because it's not already installed. Seriously.

BUT, MapInstall GETS installed, or whatever, when you load your 2010 maps (or partial maps), so after you do your partial install, THEN you can install the MapInstall program. (May not be necessary, but remember, I did this out of order. Look for a "Garmin" folder under your Programs, or All Programs, and see if it's already there after you install your 2010 maps.)

Next, run MapInstall. The next mistake I made was that at the window where it finds your device, I clicked on the NEXT button. DON'T. Notice that your device is shown in a drop-down box. Click on that, and you can select your SD card for the destination.

THEN click NEXT. On my system, it appears as if it shows you what IS already on the 200W, and lets you select whatever you want to add. I put everything else available on the SD card.

I just this minute finished loading "the rest" and checked it out. Works flawlessly. I easily found a seafood restaraunt in Anchorage (Alaska was not loaded in the intitial install.)

Just remember that you have to keep the SD card in the Garmin at all times to use those maps. That really shouldn't be a problem though.

Hope this helps eveyone.

Huntsville, AL

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