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I have a garmin nuvi 660 it says "the screen is currently locked. press the power key to unlock." I have done this several times and even loaded up the latest software. I still get this message. When i hit the power button, it gives me the screen with Wher tom View map, travel kit. I hit view map and it takes me to a btightness screen Then I hit vack and i get the locked screen message.

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The on / off switch on top has 3 positions, it locks all the way right, when the unit is on make sure you have it in the middle.

There are icons near power button that indicate right side lock.

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