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Nuvi 660 Unit says memory is full. Can't seem to reset or correct it.

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Try dowloading the latest firmware. This can sometimes help.

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My Garmin 660 will no longer plot a destination...


Have you loaded a lot of JPGs or MP3s on the internal memory? If so, you have reduced the amount of memory available to the 660's OS. Not sure if the 660 stores calculated routes directly to the internal flash memory, but it is very likely, since it keeps your route when you power it down.

To unload the internal memory, consider buying an SD card - they are cheap right now. As a matter of fact, I just ordered an 8GB SD card for my 660 from Amazon for $13. The 4GB and 2GB cards are available for about $7 and $3 respectively. Drrrrrt cheap!

You can access the internal memory of the 660 on your computer with the USB cable you got with the 660. The two folders to focus on are the JPEG and MP3 folders. Simply copy these folders' contents to the root directory of the SD card, and then go into each folder in the GPS memory and delete the MP3s and JPEGs you added - should work better. The 660 will recognize the files on the card if left in folders named identically to the folders in the internal memory.

If you didn't add any content to the internal memory, that is a different issue altogether, probably something to discuss with Garmin. Could be as simple as upgrading the firmware. Make sure you select the correct version though, or it could be a fancy brick! Go here for the nuvi 660:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00540-00&cID=164&pID=31946

Good luck, and I hope this helped!

Jan 05, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Memory full on nuvi 660


Try downloading the latest version of the firmware. This can sometimes help.

Mar 26, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Way point memory full and will not find route


Way point memory full and will not find route Can you help? What should I do?

Mar 19, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 660 not working


1-Check if you have 500 waypoints, Thats the maximum.

Be sure you delete the recents search via the menu. the recent use when you did a search for a place or adress, just delete.

2- could you confirm both of you if you did not add any other maps into the units ?

3- How many MP3 you have into the GARMIN files ?

Need this to answer your question properly ?

It should not happen if you did not overload the unit 660.

Everything has a maximum who is published by the manufacturer.

Best regards

Dec 26, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Memory full is being displayed when i try to go to a new destination and when i try to delete a favourite the unit turns off.


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memory full was being displayed on screen whilst on destination ,sometimes followed by route waypoint memory full .

I found by turning unit off , then holding finger on top left of screen ,and at the same time turning back on again the unit would go into maintenance mode.
Follow prompts on screen to reset waypoint memory.
Mine works as good as gold now,hope this helps!

Nov 13, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Someone changed my pin on nuvi 660


It can't be reset without entering the correct PIN or driving to the security location. Failing this, the unit must be sent back to Garmin.

Oct 31, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Memory full


Have you tried downloading the latest firmware? Sometimes this can help.

Oct 29, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 660 forget my pin


The only options you have when it comes to a locked unit is to enter the correct PIN, go to the location where the PIN was set, or send the unit back to Garmin. There is no way to unlock a PIN locked unit without the correct PIN or location.

Jul 29, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Says memory full and will not work


Hi dogman33, This is a common problem with the nuvi 660s with older firmware. Garmin's solution is to perform a "hard reset" and to upgrade the device firmware. Upgrading firmware is an easy procedure, just visit Garmin's website (www.garmin.com) and download the software called WebUpdater. Run that and follow its directions. Here is how you can perform a hard reset to clear all your waypoint memory: MAINTENANCE MODE: Step 1. Turn your Nuvi unit off, remove any SD cards from the SD card slot and make sure that the unit is not plugged into any computer. Step 2. Place a fingertip on the upper left hand corner of the touch screen and keep it there while turning the unit on, a prompt should read " Do you really want to start in maintenance mode?" Step 3. Select the yes button. Step 4. Enter your PIN if enabled. Step 5. Main Maintenance Mode screen should have 4 selections: System information View Diagnostics Clear User data Clear Waypoints Step 6. Choose "Clear Waypoints". After some time the unit should reboot. Hope this is helpful! spydee

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