Question about Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Won't turn on or off

I can get it on by pluging it in then unplug, then hit stay on. To turn it off have to do the same procedure. In other words it works fine but the main power switch does nothing.. it is one year old and just starting doing this.
Thanks

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • weatherbydoo Jun 10, 2008

    i also have the same problem, unit will not turn off, unless connected to car charger.... i have had the unti about 3 months and it just started doing this. I have the garmin Nuvi 650

  • bcavan Jun 12, 2008

    My Nuvi 360 on/off button does not work. One year old.Another 360 I had the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Garmin 650

×

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

This is a common problem with the Nuvi series. The on/off switch is a surface mount switch that is mounted vertically off of the main PC board.

The problem is, that there is no support behind the switch, so when you press down the button, the solder leads of the switch are stressed and eventually break off the main PC board. This is a design flaw and could have been easily prevented by wedging a small piece of plastic between the rear of the switch and the SD card housing to give the switch support. Also, the solder pads for the mechanical connections of the switch could have been made bigger, allowing for more surface area and more solder application.

I have repaired many of these before and I'll be posting a step-by-step procedure on how to fix this and prevent it from happening again.

I must point out however, that in order to make this repair, you will need to have skills in dissassembly and soldering.

- Jim



Posted on Jun 19, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA Jun 20, 2008

    Also, please only attempt this procedure if your unit is out of warranty.



    - Jim

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA Jun 20, 2008

    Please contact me if you would like for me to repair this problem on your unit.



    - Jim

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA Aug 09, 2008

    Note to all Garmin Nuvi Users with a Defective On/Off Switch:

    1. In order to repair this problem, you need to have surface mount desoldering/soldering skills as well as the appropriate soldering tools and case dissassembly tools. Without these things, you take the risk of further damaging your Nuvi, possibly making it impossible to repair.

    2. Resoldering the switch is not going to resolve the issue long-term. In some cases, the switch can not be resoldered and additional rework must be performed.

    3. In order to fix this problem once and for all, the switch needs to be mechanically secured better to the main PCB using pre-tinned buswire. In addition, a custom-fit piece of plastic needs to be glued behind the switch to give it additional support.

    FAILURE TO DO THE ABOVE WILL RESULT IN THE ON/OFF SWITCH BREAKING AGAIN.... GUARANTEED!

    For a reasonable price, I will repair youf Nuvi on/off switch and put in the modications so it doesn't happen again. Repair takes 1 day, units are sent back the next day. Please contact me at KS3R at sharc dot net if interested. I have references.

    - Jim

×

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

TomTom One xxl not responding to touch correctly. shows a q when I press r, keep hitting a button with nothing happening, etc.


turn on OK but stay on the screen that says don't unplug fro0m computer and what. dos not go farther on

Dec 15, 2011 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My garmin froze it will not turn off and it shows a computer pluged to the gps


Hello viperladybyp,

Maybe this will help you some. I have found you the complete manual which covers most of the models of the Garmin Nuvi. It is the full manual from start to finish with complete operating procedures as well as schematics, operation instructions complete with pictures, and trouble shooting section and even other contact numbers to deal direct with Garmin, if your model is not covered in this manual.


Here is the link for you:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_1100_1200_1300_1400_OM.pdf

Also if you can, please rate my solution if you can and some kind words would be appreciated. I also took the liberty to put my link at the bottom of this page that directs you to my personal page for all my areas of expertize, such as Automotive, Appliance, Electronics. Feel free to check it out anytime and save my link for future problem. Thanks So, Much Mike.

http://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean

Jul 31, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

1 Answer

I hit the wrong button from the start I'm in a wrong country.


You are going to have to back to the beginning and do the new user procedure again, if that won't work or the system refuses to allow you then you will have to find the procedure to reset the device back to factory defaults and then begin the procedure agai.

Note this is from memory this procedure, and at my age sometimes the memory gets a little confused.

Hope this helps

Jun 26, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Pluged in the car, after 5-6 minute the unit turned off and it was not possible to turn it on again


Hello jose,

Maybe this will help you some. I have found you the complete manual which covers most of the models of the Garmin Nuvi. It is the full manual from start to finish with complete operating procedures as well as schematics, operation instructions complete with pictures, and trouble shooting section and even other contact numbers to deal direct with Garmin, if your model is not covered in this manual.


Here is the link for you:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_1100_1200_1300_1400_OM.pdf

Also if you can, please rate my solution if you can and some kind words would be appreciated. I also took the liberty to put my link at the bottom of this page that directs you to my personal page for all my areas of expertize, such as Automotive, Appliance, Electronics. Feel free to check it out anytime and save my link for future problem. Thanks So, Much Mike.

http://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean

May 29, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Has never charged, even after extended time periods - both with car charger and usb. Any tricks I'm missing. I've tried "ejecting" it but it just goes back to showing computer connection....


Sounds like the internal battery won't hold a charge and needs to be replaced. If you're "handy" you could do this yourself, but it's not for the faint of heart, and replacement batteries are available on the Internet. Here's a video that shows the procedure for disassembling and reassembling it to install the replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwAbKYOgiZg

May 11, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Brand new unit.Garmin c330, Will not stay on.


Since I didn't hear from anyone, I contacted the co. I purchased from. I was advised to send it back.

May 12, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Tomtom xl wont turn on an overheat


It is a design flaw. I had the exact thing happen and TomTom advised "not to let it get warm" inside the car. I'm sorry, this is supposed to be affixed to the windshield and it gets hot. When the sun hits, it stops charging. Hold it in front of the AC vent for a few minutes, it cools down and it charges again. But it shuts off in the heat because it will not charge!

Apr 26, 2009 | Tomtom ONE XLS Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Tomtom won't turn on or off. So I can different screens


does the socket in your car stay powered on even when the car is turned off most likely not and you just need to charge your device will itcome on when it is in the cradle for the computer

Dec 27, 2008 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

1 Answer

No power to garmin c330


Does the unit turns on while pluged into the computer? If the answer is yes, then you will need to replace the battery. The battery is not taking a charge.

Jun 03, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

No Voice Response on My Magellan GPS System


register your unit on the magellan website,then it will be marked underneath on the site blue hit it and make sure your unit is pluged in the power cord end and the usb to the computer and unit.then and hit continue or next to go thru the process and when it is completely done and when it tells you to to unplug it do it leave the unit on and alone it will reset a few times then go to normal screen,then you are done.i did the same to mine mastreo 4000.as soon it came the firmware update.

Feb 07, 2008 | Magellan Maestro 4040 GPS Receiver

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

Related Topics:

55 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

63456 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...