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Unit shuts down after about one minute.

I have a Garmin 660 that shuts down after a minute or so. The battery indicator was indicating no charge so I charged via my auto. It accepted 1/4 of a full charge and then stopped charging. I can turn the unit on but it automatically shuts down after about a minute.

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When you leave a Nuvi on a charger for several hours and don't see full green bars, this is an indication that the battery is defective. Most Nuvi batteries last about 2 years. Most of the batteries have a date code of 2007. I would have the battery replaced as soon as possible as it can bloat and crack the case open. More info can be found here:

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

- Jim

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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.

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