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Won't pick up satellites

Our Garmin quit picking up sattelite reception. Reset won't reset.

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  • slsbryjr Jul 10, 2008

    Garmin quit picking up a signal......can't locate satelites.



    I have reset it but still doesn't work.

  • rvalentine Jul 10, 2008

    I have the same problem as well happening on the same date!!!

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    Won't pick up satellites and constant static sound.

    We've reset and tried several times to turn it off and on.

  • pnaski Jul 11, 2008

    My 660 satelitte connection also stopped working on July 9th too?? anyone have any clue what happened and how to fix it?

  • leapsystem Jul 11, 2008

    wont pick up satalite

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    Mine started having issues on 9-Jul-2008. Died today. "Acquiring Satellites" -- but never connects. No longer will turn on without being plugged into cig lighter or computer. I tried loading patch, but this did not correct.

  • Virtus Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same issue too, and on the same date!? I updated the software and also performed a "Master Reset" still no luck.

  • patrick99nl Jul 13, 2008

    Same issue here, seems my GPS SW crashed as the version is 0.00 !!

    Anyone knows where I can download GPS SW for the 660?

  • haselmere Jul 13, 2008

    Same problem, stopped picking up satellites on afternoon of 08 July and ever since. Just shows, "Acquiring satellites." Re-booted twice, no improvement.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    Same problem

    Started about 3 days ago... It will not pick up satellite.

  • adsingh Jul 14, 2008

    My 680 GPS software shows version 0.0 and in System settings it shows Garmin lock -- Off and when I try to enable it it asks to open antenna but does nothing even on opening it. Any suggestions how to get GPS working

  • matadarobert Jul 16, 2008

    no satilight should i take it back

  • fixxser Jul 19, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. It just dropped signal about 3 or 4 days ago and has never returned.

  • jleboeuf99 Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my nuvi 660, what the heck is going on, I did a reset, thank goodness I wasn't where I really needed it. I also have a tomtom and it works just fine, wonder if its a garmin issue? Has anyone called garmin?

  • grunt03 Jul 24, 2008

    same problem here. tried the reset etc. doesn't work. no indication it is getting any signal from the satellites

    bill


  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    My son was returning to the U.S. today from a trip to Montreal and after they passed through the border he noticed that the unit can no longer pick up any satellites. I have reset wit the switch in the back of the unit and a "Master reset by holding the lower right hand corner of the touchscreen while powering it up and nothing works still not reception. I asks me if I am indoors when I say No it asks me if I am in Kansas. Help

  • fran554 Jul 28, 2008

    My son was returning to the U.S. today from a trip to Montreal and
    after they passed through the border he noticed that the unit can no
    longer pick up any satellites. I have reset wit the switch in the back
    of the unit and a "Master reset by holding the lower right hand corner
    of the touchscreen while powering it up and nothing works still not
    reception. I asks me if I am indoors when I say No it asks me if I am
    in Kansas. Help

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    The garmin that I have is not picking up some street locsions like whin I put in a wash DC locsions it do not pick up

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It fixed my garmin Nuvi 660:
With the unit off press firmly on the upper left hand corner of the screen with the tip of your finger.

2. Press the power button. When you see the screen light up let go of the power button but continue to press on the upper left hand corner of the screen until you receive the message "Do You Really Want to Start Up In Maintenance Mode?"

3. Say Yes and then select the third Option "Clear All User Data" and then say Yes.
4. The unit will then start up and ask you to set some preferences.

5. Once the unit is on the Main Menu please sit it in a safe place outside with a clear view of the sky for about 10 minutes and let it lock on to the satellites.

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My Garmin 660 won't pick up satellites. Got any suggestions?

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Having read a previous solution, I can confirm that buying a cheap (about £6 via Amazon) external GPS antenna with MCX connection worked beautifully. The unit is now fully operational again.

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