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Hello pretty please, if you could help rescue one problem. I have a navigation nuvi 660 Yesterday I got through the web updater updates loaded. Then I start navigation, and now I can not find more satellites. I noticed that during boot the screen displays the ongoing GPS modernization, below is a line that is not filled and remains at 0% and goes. I also noticed that if I connect the device again with the web updater, we always offer updated GPS Chipset Type G. Still ticking this update to download, own transfer (initialization) in the normal way to 100%, we then show that the update was successful and to click Finish to exit. Please if you could help me to solve this problem and can fix the heart of the peaceful journey of the leave. Greetings Thomas Merc

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This is referred to as the "Zombie Mode". It happens because the main board in the GPS can not communicate with the flip GPS receiver board to poll for its firmware version, so its trying to reflash it but it can't.

You can read more abut this problem here:

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

- Jim

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Please use Web updater from Garmin and download the latest update who correct your little problem.

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---> http://www.garmin.com/software/nuvi610_420.exe

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