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    • scurr
    • By scurr 19th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    Sat nav doesn't recognise postcodes, can you help?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
    Sat nav doesn't recognise postcodes, can you help? 19th Mar 17 at 7:57 PM
    Hi, I'm new to satnavs, having always used my phone up til now. I expected to be able to just put in a postcode but it doesn't recognise them. Any idea why?
    It's a Garmin Drive 50 LM
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    • rich13348
    • By rich13348 19th Mar 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:38 PM
    Hi, I'm new to satnavs, having always used my phone up til now. I expected to be able to just put in a postcode but it doesn't recognise them. Any idea why?
    It's a Garmin Drive 50 LM
    Originally posted by scurr
    Is the sat nav brand new. Is the postcode you are using new. You may need the software updating to get any new ones. Is the postcode of a remote area?
    • Teapot55
    • By Teapot55 19th Mar 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:46 PM
    They can be pernickety if you don't put the 'space' in eg W1 1AA not W11AA.

    would've . . . could've . . . should've . . .


    A.A.A.S. (Associate of the Acronym Abolition Society)

    There's definitely no 'a' in 'definitely'.
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 20th Mar 17, 6:46 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 6:46 AM
    Use Google Maps
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 20th Mar 17, 8:08 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:08 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:08 AM
    WE had this problem with the same model. Do not put the post code in the box on the top of the screen, instead tap the "where to" box and then put the post code in the post code box, leave the other boxes empty and press go. This works every time for us.
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