Question about Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Stuck with pre boot mode on screen

Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • premhomes Aug 04, 2008

    garmin 650 shut down and when I tried to restart it displays pre boot mode and nothing else. Please advise

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!

  • szgagnon Aug 22, 2008

    I am stuck with pre-boot mode

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Garmin Master
  • 2,124 Answers

"Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!"

This indicates that the on/off switch is shorted out. You can duplicate this problem by taking a working Nuvi and keep holding down the on/off button when turning it on. It will stay in this mode until you let off on the power on/off button.

- Jim

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix when I touch a key to put in information and it prints a different number or letter than the one touched


Here is a way to recalibrate the touchscreen without having to go through the menus:

If your Nuvi has the problem that when you press one key but another key is highlighted, then either your touchscreen is defective or it is miscalibrated.

For example, pressing the letter "A" on the QWERTY keypad, actually highlights the letter "S" or "Q" or "Z". On the non-QWERTY keypad, this may show up as "B".

Method #1: If you can get to the main menu, press the "wrench/tools" icon and then the "Display" icon. Now press the calibrate screen button and go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Method # 2: Follow this procedure if you can't get to the main menu or any menu thereafter.

First, turn the unit OFF.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: Hold down the on/off power button and don't let go of it.

On the screen it will say "Pre-boot mode"..... keep holding the button down..... after some time you will eventually come to a screen with dots. If the screen says "Loading" and does not go to to the calibration screen with the dots, you will need to connect the Nuvi to a PC with a USB cable and rename the file "GUPDATE.GCD" within the Garmin directory to "GUPDATE.OLD". Once the file has been renamed, repeat the above procedure.

Once you reach the calibration screen, now you can let off of the on/off power button. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 2xx/2xxW Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then slide the on/off power switch to the left and hold until you see the calibration screen. Note: Some 2xxW models require the procedure below for the 7xx.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Touch the screen anywhere and keep your finger there while moving the on/off switch to left (don't wait for Garmin logo to come up) and then quickly moving the switch the right (lock position). After a short while, you will reach the calibration screen. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 8xx Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Remove the battery from the Nuvi for at least 10 seconds. Press and hold your finger on screen, while putting the battery back in. The Nuvi will boot-up and you should see the text "Pre-boot Mode" appear on the screen. Continue pressing on the screen until pre-boot goes away and the progress bar appears. Now remove your finger. After a short while, you will reach the calibration screen. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 11xx, 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 16xx, 24xx, 25xx Series: Turn off the Nuvi. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then push down on the power button to turn the unit on. Release the power button when the Garmin logo appears. Continue to press on the upper left-hand corner of the screen until you see the calibration screen.

Once completed the Nuvi will display Calibration Complete

This will recalibrate your touchscreen to the LCD display.

If this doesn't resolves your problem. then your touchscreen may be defective.

Oct 10, 2015 | Garmin Nuvi 1350LMT

1 Answer

Hello.. i have a 376 C and when i start it it sais System Sofware missing.. and it dosent do anyting else


Hello
the "System Software Missing" problem could be solved by perform the following steps:-
1. Power off the unit.
2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).
3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the above problem.
If all else fails, you could always contact Garmin for help.
Good luck

Feb 15, 2011 | Garmin GPSMAP 376C GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Nuvi touchscreen dead


settings.

1. Turn the device OFF.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the top right corner of the touchscreen.
3. Apply pressure in the top right corner of the screen.
4. While pressing down on the screen, power ON the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays

to confirm if you really want to delete all user data?
5. Touch Yes.
6. The unit will now restart.
7. Follow the onscreen prompts to set up the nuvi.

Jul 31, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

No voice directions


In case it is a software problem try this and see if it will fix it....Try this and see if it fixes your problem...follow these steps.
1. Power off the unit.
2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).
3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to try recover from the problem.

Jan 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

No signal - stuck in Kansas


Try this and see if it fixes it for you...first disable bluetooth on your unit.

1. Power off the unit.

2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from problem.

Jan 02, 2009 | GPS

2 Answers

System software missing


Just had this problem over the weekend. I emailed Garmin and received a zipped file to reinstall original software with step by step instructions. It took about 6 minutes to do and works perfect again. Go to the Garmin website and email "software system missing" issue to support email address. Have your serial # handy. I received a reply in 1 business day. Hope this helps!

Nov 30, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Garmin NUVI 660 - can not locate satellite


Please read this solution, which might help you. On the 660, you press and hold the upper-left hand corner of the screen while turning on.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1155473-garmin_nuvi_660_not_locate_sattelites

- Jim

Nov 06, 2008 | Garmin Quest 2 GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Garmin nuvi 660 personal travel asistant


Are you running this unit while it is charging? Does the Nuvi 660 have a sufficient charge?

Try to do a hard reset on the unit.

Dec 13, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Won't acquire satellite


There is currently an Update (Vers 5.10) available at Garmin.com Check only the Nuvi 350 click on it and the Nuvi 350 will appear. In the Upper Right Corner you will see a Category of Updates. Click on it and you will be advised that you need to Download UpDater. Do so, uncompress it, then attach your Nuvi to your computer and run Update. It's simple, just follow the instructions on the screen. However, it sometimes take a couple of tries before the Nuvi actually accepts and shows that it has been updated to Vers 5.10 I guess I was lucky. Mine accepted the new update with the 2nd install but it sometimes takes 4 or more. If you are uncomfortable with the foregoing or it doesn't work for you contact Technical support at Garmin. They are really helpful and you can e-mail them at techsupp@garmin.com

Dec 07, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

2,417 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2124 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63577 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...