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GARMIN NUVI 660. SHUTS ITSELF OFF.... IT IS PROB AN INTERNAL BATTERY PROB. hOW DO i GET THIS FIXED???

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Please see this link:

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


- Jim

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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Yes, you have found the problem. The mini-USB jack is broken, preventing the battery from being charged. However, you can charge the battery by using the 660's snap in cradle and bypass the USB port. If you want the jack replaced, please see this link:

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You will want to fix the jack because you will not be able to update the firmware or map until the jack is fixed.

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I fixed it by running the battery completely down.

Leave it on until it shuts down, then turn it back on till it shuts down again.
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http://www.sharc.net/gps_battery_repair.htm

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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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