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My brand new nuvi 200w is locked up - i can't shut it down or do anything with it

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  • fac3 May 15, 2009

    the info you gave me means absolutely nothing.
    My Nuvi is on and I can't shut it off. In 12 hours I leave for vacation which is why I bought it.

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There should be a very, very, very tiny pinhole reset button on the device. Or remove the battery after VERY carefully opening the device. You may need a torqx set of tools.

But a reset on the pin hole with a paper clip should work..
look at the bottom of the unit , there will be a small hole on the left side. push this recet button while unit is on. this should help .
------------------------ The power switch is located on the top-right of the nuvi 200W. Sliding the power key to the left turns the unit on or off; sliding the power switch to the right locks the screen.
------------------------- The reset button is tucked away in the bottom-right corner (just to the right of the white barcode sticker).
---------------------- for master reset , just press on the upper right side of screen and then power on the unit while continuing to press on the upper right of the screen. It will prompt you to clear all user data...click on 'Yes' if you cannot turn it off just remove the battery first it will turn off.then before turning on follow the above . ------------------ click this link directly to get the live video help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUFl_qFVluQ

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Hi there,

It sounds like a corrupted firmware update. Please go to this site:

http://gpsinformation.org/perry/nuvi/

I believe the latest firmware version for a 660 is v4.7. You can try reflashing the firmware with v4.7 or trying an earlier version. Let me know if this resolves your issue.

Also, the Nuvi can lag if you have large picture files on an inserted SD card.

Good Luck

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