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Nuvi 660 freezes at loading maps. I have tried all the solutions provided to no avail including the reboot, reset, etc any other ideas?

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I have one, it may be the processor inside of your unit. Have you contacted garmin yet about sending it in for repairs? Im sure by now you know their website is www.garmin.com also up on the right hand corner of the page is the tab My garmin click that and ask about sending it in to them. All there parts are proprietary so they control them. Its all you can really do at this point.

I hope this helps you out if it does leave me some feedback.

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