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My garmin nuvi 660 stopped receiving satellite signal. Reset has no effect. Everything else seem to work.

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Power your unit on outside, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. If your unit is working properly, then it should pick up the satellites. If so, then you can put the unit back in your vehicle and make sure it is positioned to maintain a satellite lock. If you cannot acquire satellites outside, then the unit is defective.

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SOURCE: Dont Aquire Satellites

Ditto.. even after updating FW...

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin NUVI 660 - can not locate satellite

These are the instructions I got from Garmin as how to do the Master reset:

Here are the steps to backing up the favorites on your unit and then performing the master reset. First, you’ll want to plug your unit into your computer via USB cable. Once it’s plugged in, you’ll want to go to My Computer in your start menu or from your desktop and double-click on the Nuvi. At this point, you should see a few folders, but you’ll want to double-click on the Garmin folder. Here, you’ll want to look for the “GPX” folder and you’ll double-click on that. In this folder, you’ll want to drag and drop the file titled “Current.gpx” to your desktop to copy it. Now you are able to do the master reset.

To do that, you’ll want to start with the unit turned off and press and hold on the upper left hand corner of the touch screen. While holding the touch screen, power the unit on and continue to hold. You should get a message that asks if you really want to go into maintenance mode and you’ll want to select “Yes”. At this point, you’ll want to select “clear user data” and then select “Yes” when it asks you if you really want to clear user data. Now, the unit should restart and you’ll want to take it where it has a clear view of the sky and let it sit for up to 30 minutes to acquire satellites. If after 30 minutes it does not acquire satellites, you can go ahead and reply back to me.

Either way, once we have your unit back working again, you can follow the first set of steps again to get to the GPX folder and drag the “Current.gpx” folder from your desktop to that folder on your unit. This will replace your favorites.


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SOURCE: garmin nuvi can't get satellite signal

Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_antenna_repair.htm


- Jim

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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Fist you should travel around with it, and see if in a different area you get satellites.

It could be where you are at, so this does not mean that in another town or state it won't work.

If you try this and still have problems it could be the unit and you should contact the MFG and send it in for repair.

This is the contact support page I posted below if you need it, its a live link so if you click on it the page will open.



http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/support/supportcontact;jsessionid=0D1782886E6A3CF9512F8AEE898B8248

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Receiver Garmin nuvi not acquire satellites i lost satellites signal


Common problem. Please see this link:


http://www.sharc.net/gps_antenna_repair.htm



- Jim

Aug 21, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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My 660 is not receiving a satellite signal. Software has been updated and unit has been completely reset. Garmin has offered to replace with lower end unit. Any hope for the 660?


Hello,

If you have preformed all the above then the GPS receiver in your unit is probably dead and you should take the replacement from garmin as the 660 is an older unit and probably out of warranty.

Feb 14, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 660 reads as acquiring satellite and stays stuck in this screen. Reset default settings, moved around outside to get the signal.


satellite receivers seem to be doing this on cloudy days also bad line of sight to the sky. say the unit is being blocked from seeing out the window properly or is in to far from the windshield it will not have a direct line of sight with the sky. thus no signal acquisition.

these units rely on signal triangulation to track your Xiamath location it takes 4 satellites to give your exact or near exact coordinates consider that your line of sight is not the problem then is say theirs a issue with eh unit and it may be defective. but try holding it outside the car a second like out the window and see if it picks Anny satellite up. if so then line of sight is probably the issue here. good luck and thanks for using fixya service.

Sep 20, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Poor satellite signal on my garmin 660?


you should update the unit software to the last ver

Jul 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal


Try performing a reset of the unit. Hold down the bottom right of the touchscreen and turn the unit on. It will ask you whether you want to reset allk data. Choose yes and try again. This should solve your problem. Hope this helps.

Feb 20, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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660, hangs up totally after ca. 40mins use


Hi Martin,

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.

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Feb 13, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Dont Aquire Satellites


Ditto.. even after updating FW...

Jun 14, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi takes a long time to Acquire satellite


No. 98% of the time it took 45-56 seonds for your NUVI 660. Thats the compagny set up time acquisition and it did very well.

Be sur you had your flip antenna parallel to earth surface.
660 has THE BEST SIRF Chipset for acquiring satellite.

I had 2 NUVI 660 since 2 years. It work much better than those new 7xx series who it really took 2-3 minutes to acquire satellite.

Be sure you update your version to the last one.

----> https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00540-00&cID=134&pID=400


Best regards

Jan 12, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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