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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

  • 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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My garmin nuvi 660 stopped receiving satellite signal. Reset has no effect. Everything else seem to work.

Power your unit on outside, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. If your unit is working properly, then it should pick up the satellites. If so, then you can put the unit back in your vehicle and make sure it is positioned to maintain a satellite lock. If you cannot acquire satellites outside, then the unit is defective.

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Hi I had this problem and its an antenna fault, give garmin a call and see if yours is still under warranty, if it is they will tell you to take it back to the retailor who will call garmin for a RA Number and they will replace it there and then. If your warranty has run out then call garmin to ask about repairs
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okay so its a miracle. the nuvi is working again. the same week it stopped working (my previous post) i decided to make to trip to NY (i live in MA). halfway through CT almost getting to NY my nuvi kicked in again and started working perfectly again.

the problem did begin after i did the firmware updates and even after doing the hard reset nothing happened.
but i guess going for a long trip fixes it. well it fixed it for me. back in MA and no issues so far. i dont know how that makes sense but it worked.

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