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Cannot select another state on Garmin 660.

I live in Virginia, but very close to Washington DC and Maryland.
After I used my Garmin in Virginia for a while, I cannot change state anymore.
When select 'Where to go' and 'Address' it says:

'In which county is the address?' and state is automatically displayed as Virginia.
How can I go to the 'Select State' menu.
thanks a lot,

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  • sa16sha Dec 03, 2007

    Thanks a lot, guys.

    Actually, I found a solution:

    I had to restore all setting to 'Factory Defaults' and now it allows me to select state.

    Thanks a lot to everybody.

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem with my 660. It began displaying Georgia (my location) every time I tried to enter an address, no option to change the state, and prompted me to enter the county. A message reads "in what county is the address?"

    I have no idea how or why this happened. There is no option in the online manual to change to a "state/county" format.

    I tried restoring default settings for all and then for individual pages (several times) to no avail. I tried resetting the unit a couple of times and still no good. Finally tried to restore factory defaults again and it worked, I think. I'm not even sure that's what did it but it's back to normal.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    See above.



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1. From the Where To? View Map, Travel Kit page press WHERE TO

2. Press ADDRESS

3. Press SPELL STATE (should be the 2nd blue box on the page & may read SPELL COUNTY)

4. Press the letter K and Kansas + Kentucky will come up; Press the letter T and Tennessee + Texas will come up, etcetera

5. If the information does not automatically appear, hit DONE and the information will appear. For example on my nuvi 660 if I hit the letter “A” nothing happens until I hit DONE.

6. After pressing the single letter for the sate/province in which you are interested, the unit will prompt you to spell the CITY name.

You will then enter the information as it applies.

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Maybe theses sites could help ya out/Let me know if it works ok hope it does and you can get it back up and going .

Have a great nite.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

  • sheila skaggs Dec 03, 2007

    Go to main menu, Find

    This should help ya out below:

    A) The ON ROAD mode of operation.
    The process starts with the pressing of the FIND key on the front of the G-V. Alternatively, you can select FIND on the main menu. Then you will see this screen:
    Select ADDRESSES+ENTER gives: Then Enter an ADDRESS gives:
    Click HERE for MORE Routing Screens
    Note: In addition to Addresses, you can request routes to POI, Intersections, Waypoints, Cities, Expressway Exits and Recently found places.

    Routing Notes:
    1) The turn screens "pop up" as a turn is approached and return to the normal map screen as you pass the turn.
    2) The user can select either NORTH UP or TRACK UP for the main map, but the pop-up screens are always TRACK UP.
    3) If you fail to follow the directions, the GPS will automatically recalculate a new route as soon as it realizes you are "off route".
    4) If you stop at (say) a restaurant, when you return and restart the GPS, it will automatically recalculate and take you on the rest of your route.
    5) "Road Routing" is the default. If you want to use the G-V on a hiking adventure, you must select the OFF ROAD option in MAP SETUP (go to MAP page and press MENU, on MAP tab, turn LOCK ON ROAD to OFF) or the G-V will try and route you from waypoint to waypoint using nearby roads. ALSO: You must select OFF ROAD in ROUTE PREFERENCES in the ROUTING SETUP tab in the MAP SETUP menu.
    6) Faster Time seems to always give me better automatically generated routes than the Shorter Distance option.

    B) The OFF ROAD mode of operation
    As noted in item #5 immediately above, you must select the OFF ROAD mode of operation. This mode is used for hiking activities. In this mode, the routes do NOT lock to roads and the compass page is changed in format to the same as used in the G-III PLUS and other general purpose Garmin GPS units.

    Route from road to 001: The Turn-by-Turn Text Guidance Screen changes to the Pointer screen:
    ............. ...
    Moving the cursor will display Lon/Lat of the pointer, Quit returns to normal mode.

    Garmin supplied this solution: Put the unit in simulator mode and then on that same satellite page press the menu button again and scroll down to new location and press enter. Then choose the option of use map and press enter on it. The next thing you will do is to move the pointer on the screen with your rocker pad to where you want the unit to think is your current location or starting point. Then press the find button on your unit and enter the destination you wish to route to. The unit will create a route from that starting point to the destination you set it to. Page over to the Turn-by-turn page, press MENU, and then Save Route. One can then use Automatic Route Recalculation ON or OFF to get the desired routing instructions.

    TRACKLOGS: The tracklog capacity is 3,000 trackpoints with 10 saved tracks of 250 trackpoints. The Auto tracklog resolution can be set to Highest, High, Medium, Low, or Lowest. In the Highest setting, the tracklogs are as detailed as any Garmin GPS. With WAAS, this unit is well suited for placing or recovery of Geocached objects. It has no trouble, with a few minutes averaging in the clear, to establish a reference point within 3 meters.

    G-V Screen eMap Screen G-III+ Screen

    Note: Above pictures are NOT to scale but show the different screen resolutions of the three models. The pixel count of the G-V screen is 160x256 and the eMap is 120x160 and that is reflected in the above pictures. The actual size of the G-V screen is approximately 1.5"x 2.2" which is same as the G-III+ shown on the right with its 100x160 pixel display.

    In order to delete ALL waypoints at once, press: Menu, Menu, Find, Waypoints, By Name, Page, Menu, Delete All.

    One of the first thing you'll notice when looking at the maps is the higher resolution screen of the G-V compared with the G-III+ and others. The CS and MetroGuide USA maps are substantial improvements over earlier maps, but you will still find errors and omissions in some areas. Overall we rate the CS maps excellent (in the 120 metropolitan areas they cover) and MG USA we rate as "very good". We found that the CS map/data system regularly generates better routes (more like what you would do) than the MG USA. However, in cases where you do not want to "blindly follow the directions", you can deviate on your own selected path and the G-V will automatically recalculate the route. In our experiences, both systems would get you to your destination. A very few times, we did notice MG USA takes some strange detours, but these were rare.
    The GPS-V Receiver
    The new GPS-V is very similar to a G-III+ receiver with some important new features and a few G-III+ features are gone. (Click HERE for product review of the G-III+) . All G-III+ accessories work with the GPS-V. The G-V has been enhanced with additional memory (total=19megabytes), WAAS operability, a higher definition screen, perpetual calendar, fish/hunt predictor (useful?). It also includes a "breakout" type game for when you get bored with GPS and includes a gas mileage calculator feature. The G-V has an alarm BEEPER used for alarms, messages and turn warnings. All of the added memory in the G-V is internal as opposed to a removable cartridge. The G-V receiver comes with a DATA (only) cable for loading maps and updated firmware.
    There are a number of new menus in the G-V to support the address to address features but those familiar with the G-III+ unit will be right at home with the operation of the G-V. With the G-V you can do the usual G-III+ route/waypoint/track management, (including TrackBack and MARK) plus, the automatic address-to-address routing capability can operate to design routes INSIDE the G-V itself.



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