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Garmin nuvi 660 frozen

I was trying to charge the nuvi and it froze up. There is a picture of the nuvi with usb cord going into what looks like the hard drive of a computer.
I can't turn it on or off.

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I did connect it to the computer via my USB cord - a Garmin menu came up and after opening a couple of the choices the Garmin was workable again. I don't really know why. But all is good here.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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Can I charge through the compter?


Yes it can be charge using a Garmin mini USB cord and your computer. Charge it over night and you should be good to go for a few hours depending on the quality of your batteyr. The cradle can be replaced if you are sure it's the problem. This is not uncommon for the cradle fail. A USB and/or nuvi 6xx Cradle can be found at GPSNSTUFF.com, hope this helps

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Garmin nuvi 660 froze up.


This is not caused by an update. Please check your unit's serial # to see if it starts with a "12P", "14V" or "143". If so, these units have a specific touchscreen that can fail even without physical damage to the glass or screen. The only way to resolve it is to replace the touchscreen & glass. You will not lose any of your data. The unit is not frozen and you can verify it by quickly pressing the on/off button. If you hear a beep, it's not locked up. You touchscreen has failed and won't accept any input. Please see this link:

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


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Can't connect garmin nuvi 660 to PC USB


Your Nuvi should be Off before connecting....

My Nuvi came with a patch cord that connects from Nuvi to laptop
its a usb cord, same usb cord you find for cameras

Your computer should see that a usb cable is connecting
go to.... www.MyGarmin.com and update maps

Mar 24, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Get frozen old the time my gps garmin 660


if its frozen to the point that it will not turn off, lift the external antenna and push the reset button, then start it up again and see if its ok. if not

make sure its has a good charge,plug it in to the usb port2.gif on your computer for a few hours.

if that fails, try a reset

note: the master reset will erase all your saved data

with the unit off,and unplugged, try pressing and holding your finger on the low right corner of the screen and slide the power switch to the on position until you see the message "confirm if you really want to delete all user data?" hit yes and let it restart. then it will set up the nuvi again, so follow the prompts.

hook up the nuvi to the web updater and get the latest update



you can get the Web Updater HERE

bill

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Nuvi 200 froze in middle of trip reset with button on bottom and now all i get is a screen that says garmin and thats all


Use the USB cord that came with your Garmin. Plug it into the side of the Garmin and the other end into the USB port on your computer. Go to www.garmin.com. Look for downloads of your NUVI 200. Download the latest update and see if that solves the problem.

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Garmin support center----tomtom support center
http://www.gpscentral.ca/contactus.htm

all the gps information for 660 number model
http://gpsinformation.info/nuvi/660/660.html

Nov 17, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 660 shutting off


It sounds like your battery is defective. They can be replaced. The Motorola phone cable is not wired exactly like the Garmin, and your Nuvi thinks it's connected to a PC. Radio Shack carries a charger for the Nuvi. I have one myself.

Let me know if you need additional help with your battery problem.

- Jim

Nov 15, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi won't turn on


folks, the garmins have an on-board battery that needs to be powered up (at least occasionally) via the usb port - like from your computer. just using the dc car power cord does nothing for this battery. i've had this exact same problem on both my 760 and 780 nuvi units. fixed it using the usb charge. seems to run down differently for all the various nuvi models. my regular charge will hold for 7 hours on my old 660, my 760 and 780 work about 5 hours. my 'power up' failed on the 660 after 10 months with no internal battery charge, but the 7xx models only took about 5-6 months to 'fail.' hope this helps. jack b :-) in midland, tx usa

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Plug your 660 with usb into the usb port, computer must not set on sleeping mode (screensaver).

It will take 3-4 hours to be full charge

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