Question about Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver
Can some one tell me how to open up my nuvi 660. thanks
The ribbon cables are clameped in place. The look like they would slide out from the connector if you pulled then hard enough,... you do NOT want to do that. The black portion of the connector is actually a hinged clamp. With the unit lying on a table, face up as it you were using it; lift the top screen half away for the bottom half and tilt it toward yourself. You should see the ribbon cable and the red & blk wires. For the wide center connector and the one on the right, the black piece hinges up an away from you (towards the top). Try the one on the right first. When you flip it up, the ribbon will pretty much fall out. Pry the wide center one on the ends, NOT in the center. The narrow one on the left tilts donw towrds you. For the antenna, the hinged peice is brown, and it flips up towards the right. This one does not just fall out. It needs some gentle wiggeling. Also, I was able to use a T6 torx, T5 seemed a little loose,... yo don't want to strip any screws or you'll be screwed. SpaceVector
Posted on May 17, 2009
How can I get the anntenas ribbon for my nuvi 310, my ribbon is broken
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Hello Steve, Flip up your antenna, at the very top you will see two screws, (These are T-5 Torx) remove them. Next be very careful when you open the top cover! The ribbon cable for the antenna comes through the bottom corner (I think it is on the right looking at the unit.) Next focus on the left bottom corner, there is a black barrel that holds the antenna to the unit and also provides the clicking steps you get when positioning the antenna. There should be a slit for a screw driver inboard about 3MM Put your screw driver there and pull to the right. Now you can lift the antenna box free. (NOT THE ENTIRE UNIT, THE RIBBON CABLE IS STILL ATTACHED.) Now at the top of the unit you will see two more T-5's under the antenna pivot area. You should be able to pry the unit open once these are removed. Still you must be careful the touch panel, speaker cable, power cable and one more cable is still attached. That one more cable you will see right away, it is red and black and you can remove it and fold the two halves over with the others still attached. After removing the final three which are all ribbon cables. Also don't forget the antenna calbe which once removed can be pulled through the half of the unit it is attached to. After seperating the halves you have the touch screen removed. You have two more phillips screws which removes the "motherboard so to speak." Hope this helps you peace. KP
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
Please be carefull if you want to remove white protective foil from the motherboard - you might detach small round piece marked 4R7. Happened to me and needed soldering.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
This helped me open my Nuvi 310. Cheers.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
Duh, i see the screws, they are on the top of the antenna. i was looking under the antenna bill z
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
Try this first:
if that doesn't work, there is a magnet in the antenna and magnetic switch in the base that needs to be looked at inside.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Hi Vicki, unless your nuvi was first activated and acquired satellite lock in the last 60 days (unlikely as yours was discontinued a long while ago) then you cannot get free map updates, sorry.
For models activated within the last 60 days Garmin offer a free update to the latest maps if the maps already on the product when it was purchased are an older version. After that, all updats must be paid for.
You simply won't find free map updates legally. Accurate maps cost a fortune to produce and update so nobody gives them away, even the few illegal downloads tend not to work and if they do work are likely to be out of date anyway.
The way that Garmin price their map updates, it's often better to simply buy a new Garmin with the maps pre-installed, although I appreciate that's not the answer you hoped for. If you do buy Garmin updates then you can either go for a one-off update, or for additional cost can buy a lifetime update, but it's limited to the lifetime of the device which is only designed to last three years anyway so may be poor value if you buy the lifetime update and your machine then dies of wear or old age.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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