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Need to know how to get to point a and b which is heavily wooded anp 1200hd feet apart just want to make sure im programing it right

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Not sure if this helps but you can download the manual from the Magellan site

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No voice


Go to Garmin's Web Updater webpage and download and install the program. Follow the directions to update the firmware and voices. TTS types are "Text To Speech" and will read and speak street names, like "Turn right to Elm Street, etc. Those that lack TTS are standard voices - they will only say "Turn right in 100 feet" in the same place on the road.

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Hi this is a problem alot of people have read my next post as theirs a problem with site letting me write more than few lines

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We just purchased this new nuvi, upon turning the model on, it has aquired a satellite in the US. How do you change it from Washington State to BC, Canada. We started the power, then HOME, then changed...


I own a Garmin also so Im pretty familiar with them but I have never traveled out of the United States with one. Im sure you know the principal of a GPS is to locate the satellites that circle the earth. You need a minimum of 3 for the GPS to function correctly. But usually its locked on to more of them. I think you issue maybe more with the maps in your unit then satellites. Here is my suggestion because I dont know what maps your unit covers for you. You need a tech to tell you how much coverage your current maps in your unit will cover and how far in Canada they will go but I think your going to need a new set of maps. Go here www.garmin.com either click the link or copy and paste it in to your web browser. When you get on Garmins site then look at the top of the page to the right it will say My Garmin click on that and set up a account with a user name and password. At that point you can check the maps and the coverage of them or you can contact Garmins Technical support by phone or by email to tell you the coverage you have in your unit now.

I hope this helps you out and if it does please leave me a YES for helping you with this question. Thank you.

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Nuvi 660 freezes at loading maps. I have tried all the solutions provided to no avail including the reboot, reset, etc any other ideas?


I have one, it may be the processor inside of your unit. Have you contacted garmin yet about sending it in for repairs? Im sure by now you know their website is www.garmin.com also up on the right hand corner of the page is the tab My garmin click that and ask about sending it in to them. All there parts are proprietary so they control them. Its all you can really do at this point.

I hope this helps you out if it does leave me some feedback.

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Garmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. i charge it at usb, but as soon as i unplug it, it cuts off.


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Can not open it to change battery tomtom 1 3rd edition help pleast john


I take no responsibility if you damage your tt in this procedure.
To open the tt one third edition and change the battery you will need a # 8 and a # 6 torx bit. Remove the 4 # 8 torx screws on the back of your tt. After removing the screws carefully insert a guitar pic between the two halves starting at the top and continue around to the sides. Be careful so you don't damage the case. After you have gotten the three sides loose (top, right side, and left side gently pull the two halves apart from the top (be very careful at this point so you don't dislodge the USB port). Do NOT take it completely apart at this point because you have to remove the battery and speaker connections (they just pull out with a little wiggling motion). After you have taken the case apart and disconnected the battery and speaker cables you will need a # 6 torx to remove the board (don't skip this step because the battery is held in with two sided tape and you have to pry the battery out). Now that the board has been removed take a small screwdriver and pry up on the battery. Now all you have to do is reassemble your tt in the reverse order. Just remember the smaller screws are for the board

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Nuvi 260w no drivers and distance is off by 200 feet.


200 feet is not out of the ordinary for "Some" locations.
You do need to update it though using Garmins WEBUPDATER. Get it free here:
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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
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Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


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GPS Cannot locate satellites.


I had a similar problem. My neighborhood is in a heavily wooded area. I bought an external antenna, connected it and now locate sattelites with no problems

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How to take Garmin GPS apart?


The front bezel, the silver grey plastic piece with the Garmin name on it will lift off.  Use a fingernail or a very thin tool to pry and lift it up.  Behind that are 4 phillips head screws.  Remove those and it comes right apart.  Look at the board on the top before taking it all apart to see exactly how it goes back in, it's a tight fight and has to fit just right.

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