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Loss of signal after about 10 minn of time

Hello, started having a problem with my 660, it seems as though somethings is going wrong internally on my unit, it looses sat signal and asks to verify position and will not regain signal unless you unplug the unit and leave it off for about 30min. After the 30 min, I can restart the unit, and it finds it's correct location and is fine for another maybe 10 min then again looses signal. and I have to go through the same thing once again.

any ideas? I love the unit, but this is getting old.

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  • jrjohnson27 Jan 30, 2008

    Thanks for trying, but this seems to happen after a certain time period. The locations I am in are receiving a good signal and then it is dropped. You could be standing still and it still happens, complete loss of signal imput.



    any other solutions, or is this normal after 12 months?



    thanks

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If it happens around the same suburb the sattelite can't get to that area.

Or it is programmed for another location meaning : it wont display most of the places near you.

Or if its old it wasn't programmed with all the streets as new streets do get built alot.

Also this GPS is a pretty bad one as I am already dealing with 5 others They are all 660s and are the only GPS with problems.

Hope this helps - Josh

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