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Garmin Nuvi 660 shutting off

I have a Nuvi 660 that is shutting off after about 40 mins of usage, even after a full charge.  It appears that the battery is not keeping a charge for very long.  Unfortunately, I am out of town and do not have the Garmin charger for my 660.  Can a Motorola phone charger with the USB connection be used effectively to recharge my 660?  When I plug the cell phone charger into the 660, the screen shows that appears resembles a Nuvi with a cord connected to a large box (computer?)
If there is a problem with my battery, I guess I can go to the repair service directory and find a facility that can replace the battery, or is that something that I can do without sending the unit in?

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It sounds like your battery is defective. They can be replaced. The Motorola phone cable is not wired exactly like the Garmin, and your Nuvi thinks it's connected to a PC. Radio Shack carries a charger for the Nuvi. I have one myself.

Let me know if you need additional help with your battery problem.

- Jim

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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