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  • Something else to consider is the life of these units. Especially those that rely heavily on a touch screen ala PDA's and Nuvi's. My 765 lasted less than 4 months before losing its ability to stay responding to taps even after calibration. Thankf…
  • Oh o.k. I don't have a 7x5, I have a 2x5, maybe that's why I've had no problems with my 2009.1.
  • What you're probably seeing is the boundary for your activated MSN region. Seems the system only shows the radar data for the MSN region you are currently in and receiving data from and not the entire US...at least that's what I've been seeing. O.k.…
  • My new 205W has a standard SD slot. If most newer Garmins have a micro SD slot why does the 205W still have a standard SD slot? It's still showing mine as having a standard SD slot on Garmins website. Is there an advantage to the micro? I'm confused.
  • I would wait. Unless you are like me and have to have the latest of everything. (I updated to 2009.1 because I got it free under the NuMaps guarantee). Map updates don't add any features, but can add bugs (like reported here). What are the bugs? I…
  • On my MSN doppler radar the far left of the screen is shaded straight down like it is designed for a normal sized screen and not a widescreen GPS. Is this normal? It still shows a full widescreen sized radar underneath the darker shading though.
  • Garmin's tinkertoy City Navigator maps don't benefit a whole lot from the additional pixels, and in another thread Tim made a good point about the map simplicity being a plus since it focuses your attention on what's important. I won't try to disput…
  • That fixed it. Thanks.
  • I had the same problem until I had a reactivation signal sent from the MSN direct site. Gas prices and news updated, but none of the new stuff. Just found where someone else had to do this as well. I'll just try it. Thanks.
  • Where is the reset button at on a GDB 55? Does it even really have one? I've read the instructions and it doesn't mention a reset anywhere. I know somewhere else here someone with a different kind of receiver said that theirs was a tiny little hole …
  • I initially bought a 3.5 inch Nuvi 200. After seeing a widescreen though I knew I had to have one. I sold my 2 week old 200 and bought a 205W. I've enjoyed the widescreen much more. It's really just an opinion though.
  • Pasted straight From Garmins website Question: When does the ability to order a free update expire? Answer: If you are eligible for a free map update, you will be given a designated number of days in which to order your free map update.1 If y…
  • I downloaded the 2009.11 update this morning under the 60 day guarantee. If they now come out with a 2009.12 soon to address the supposed bugs with mine will I be able to download it free also or is this just a one time offer? I've only had my GPS f…
  • Actually now that I checked the map version on my actual GPS it says I now have version 2009.11 installed. Strange as the webupdater this morning said that version 2009.10 was available and that I needed it. Garmins website is also showing me as now…
  • Garmin now releases map updates each quarter. If your device was purchased within the past 30 days and a new update became available you get it for free. Otherwise there is a charge for map updates. Yikes! That could get expensive then. How often do…
  • I'm going to be buying my first gps soon and have a question: Can a Nuvi 205 be upgraded to a Nuvi 255 via firmware update? Unless you plan on going to alaska or canada or really care about TTS it doesn't really matter.
  • On a related note I have something called "ecoroute" now showing up on my GPS for some reason. What is this? It's asking me to put in fuel cost etc. What am I supposed to put? Cost per fill-up? Thanx.
  • I've got a MSN GDB 55 receiver hooked up to a Garmin 205W. Mine doesn't get flight status or weather radar. Is it supposed to?
  • Maybe I'm missing something here but why would you clean a screen that you're going to be touching all the time anyway? I haven't cleaned my screen once since I bought my GPS a few weeks ago. Now my PSP is a different story.
  • How do you go into diagnostic mode? I've also wondered about leaving mine in the car overnight in cold/hot temperatures. I never leave mine on all night though. Wouldn't this drain the car battery some?
  • In terms of upgrading-- that is up to you. Some people might get several years out of a device without updating the maps or hardware, others might update every year. Does there come a time though where you have to upgrade and can no longer just simp…
  • While they do have too many different models-- they are not all software differences, there are hardware differences in screen size, Bluetooth hardware, FM transmitters, additional memory, etc. But I had to buy the FM transmitter (MSN Direct) sepera…