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Dont Aquire Satellites

Nuvi 660 stopped acquiring satellite signals

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  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    Based in UK - My 660 stopped recieving the signals half way home tonight. Updates or reset does not resolve. Just renewed speed cam subs so realy **&%%^ off !!!

  • garethmc22 Jul 03, 2008

    also having the same problem with my 660... anybody got this sorted yet?

  • iddon Aug 14, 2008

    Help!! My garmin Nuvi 660 will not acquire any satellites?
    Any ideas for up dates?


  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    my sat nav keeps aquiring satalite

  • goadhc Sep 26, 2008

    I have this problem as well. It's stop to aquire satellites suddently.

    anybody know how to fix this problem?

  • kdasi Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Garmin nuvi660 not even a year old has stopped acquiring satellites. Anybody knows how to resolve this problem please email to kaminidevdasi@yahoo.com

  • Ellen Ransom
    Ellen Ransom Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem, with two different 660s. they claim a new antenna will help but will it? how can I replace the antenna?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    ditto unreliable piece of junk. do not buy one

  • calberti Mar 17, 2010

    My garmin nuvi 680 has been acquiring satellites now for a few days. this never happened before. I just loaded newest firmware thinking that may fix it. I've read on numerous garmin boards that chaning the flip antenna will fix it. It its fixable please provide a solution, and if I need an antenna, please tell me where I can purchase and how to change it.. thanks...cja

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Ditto.. even after updating FW...

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The Same thing happened to me but if i watch close it tries to update gps software just before and i think that the update failed how can i get the update right. I have done the web updater with no luck.

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