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No sound from my nuvi 660

Device seems to function but no sound - no voice, no MP3 player, no touch screen tones - nothing. Checked volume, mute, pressed the reset button. Held down the on off button until pre boot mode. The device has not been used for a few months but was stored in a safe drawer

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  • nihoa Feb 16, 2009

    nuvi 750 same problem no sound at all. i went to garmin site and tried all updates and still no use. found out there is a year warranty but i bought on feb 12 2008 and stopped working on feb 13 2009. funny? i also kept getting a message about 2 weeks before about the maps being out dated and needed to buy and update. i am going to call tech first thing on monday to see if any solutions.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    no sound

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    same problem as described above except i have the nuvi 350 model

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Let me first start by saying that for the $$ I paid for this thing I think it is really screwed up that so many people are having the exact same problem and I truly hope Garmin fixes the glitch. Now - on to the fix..... Before getting started, you should test my theory to see if the reason you no longer have sound was the same reason as I had. Turn the unit on and ensure all the setting indicate that FM transmitter is OFF and volume is not muted. Go to the volume adjustment screen and while adjusting the volume up and down you should apply pressure to the back left side of the unit with your fingers. I found the sweet spot to be about 1/4 distance down from the top and 1/4 distance from the left of the unit. Now, while pushing in at this location on the back of the unit with your left hand pointer and middle fingers, click the volume buttons up and down with your thumbs and if you hear sound... then it's time for the SIMPLE repair!!!

There are 2 small torx screws located on the back of the device down at the bottom. I didn't have a torx bit this small but I did have an allen key that worked. take out the 2 screws and open the back plate, don't be scared. Once open you will see 2 sets of wires connecting the back plate to the main board, one is the power cable coming from the battery which is affixed to the inside of the back cover, and also the speaker wire. I had plenty of room to perform my fix without any need to disconnect these wires, just be sure to pop it open gently as to not damage the wires but trust me - you will have plenty of room to work with. On the mainboard side of the device you will see a square chip-looking thing mounted onto a metal plate which protects the mainboard. All I did was put a glob of hot glue onto this chip. The glob should sit about 1/4 of an inch high. Let the glue dry. Place the back cover back in place and screw it back together. Done. If you don't have a hot glue gun then by all means feel free to use anything that is roughly 1/4 inch in width such as a folded up piece of paper or perhaps or whatever else you want to use. If your's was like mine then you are set to go and this problem should not rear it's VERY ugly head again.

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Go to tools...then select settings...then language...make sure voice is set to American English. Hope this helps!

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If you go to www.garmin.com you can download the manual for that gps as well as any updates... it is likely that the sound is shut off in the menu

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