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Title
:  Garmin Nuvi 660
Year
:  2005
Average Cost
:  $729.99
Dimensions
:  4.90 X 0.90 X 2.90
Rating
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Desription .........  The Nuvi 660 is a WASS-enabled GPS handheld that is so powerful and easy to use, you’ll wonder how you got along without it. Using WASS technology, the Nuvi 660 provides the most accurate GPS reception possible, by virtue of its 12 parallel channel SiRF receiver. Clear voice and visual guidance apprises you of upcoming turns and points of interest, while preloaded maps of the entire U.S. and Canada and 500 Waypoints get you there ahead of schedule, thanks to the 660’s instant and continuous road and traffic information. The Garmin Nuvi 660’s fingertip touch screen display is easy to use, with user-friendly menus and 2D and 3D views that are simple to understand, yet loaded with visual data like custom points of interest (POIs.) The Nuvi 660s built-in travel kit includes an MP3 player, audio book reader, world clock, picture viewer, and more, while the Nuvi 660 GPS Navigator and Travel Assistant’s optional Travel Guide and Language Software keep you on top of things wherever you travel.

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 Characteristics:
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Acquisition Time
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Waypoints
:  500 with name and graphic symbol
Inputs
:  12/24 Vdc
Display
:  TFT 4.3" color
Touch Screen
:  Yes
Battery Life
:  3 to 7 hrs.
Battery Type
:  Rechargeable lithium-ion
Antenna
:  Flip-up patch
Update Rate
:  
Voice
:  Yes
Software
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By: CrazyHorse On: 3/8/2017 8:46:31 AM  Reply
Looking for Free Maps for Garmin GPS : I am looking for free maps for my Gramin GPS device. Please let me know even if your Maps for Garmin are outdated. I will provide you with me email once I hear from you.

By: TonyS On: 6/26/2016 6:00:57 PM  Reply
Download GPS Maps : I am looking for a resource where I can download maps for different countries on my Garmin GPS Portable. I have GPS Maps for USA and Canada and if you want one, I can send you a link for this downloads. I am looking for other GPS Maps. Maybe someone knows where to download them.

By: SHARCNET On: 3/31/2016 3:22:27 PM  Reply
Garmin Nuvi Switch Problems : For those of you that own a Nuvi 350/360/660 with an on/off power switch problem....don't worry you're not alone - The same thing happened to me.

Here's why it happens:

The on/off switch is a surface mount switch that is mounted vertically off of the main PC board.

The problem is, that there is no support behind the switch, so when you press down on the button, the very small solder leads of the switch are stressed and eventually the switch breaks off from the main PC board. This is a design flaw and it could have been easily prevented by gluing a small piece of custom-fit plastic between the rear of the switch and the SD card housing to give the switch support. Also, the solder pads for the mechanical connections of the switch could have been made bigger, allowing for more surface area and more solder application.

Another possibility of failure because of poor support, is that the switch body may have bent down and away from the case's on/off flap that pushes the switch. There is a plastic stop pin in the case that prevents the flap from going down too far. So, if the switch has been bent down as much as 1/16", the flap will never reach the button on the switch.

Can it be fixed? Yes...... but it's not just a simple matter of just resoldering the switch. Without fixing the original support issue, the problem will certainly happen again. In some cases, the printed circuit board tracks may have lifted up off the board and need to be bypassed with wires.

The proper way to fix this problem is to improve the mechanical mounting of the switch by securing its metal body to the motherboard groundplane with pre-tinned buswire. The mechanical leads of the switch are not enough to secure the switch to the board. A custom-fit plastic block needs to be glued between the rear body of the switch and the SD card housing. Bottom line, if the switch can't move, the leads won't be stressed causing them to break.

It's very unlikely that the switch itself is bad. The life cycle of this switch is 250,000 cycles. For example, if you pressed it 20 times per day for an entire year, that would add up to 7,300 presses per year. Divide 250,000 cycles by 7,300 and it would take 34.25 years before the switch would fail. No doubt the switch will outlive the Nuvi itself.

Taking the Nuvi apart itself requires the right tools. The internal flex cables for the antenna, touch screen and LCD screen are delicate and can be torn easily if you're not careful. The antenna flex cable runs through the swivel antena shaft and is very delicate.

You will need a surface mount desoldering/soldering station with illuminated magnifier. A standard soldering iron is far too big to solder the leads and will overheat the solder pads, lifting them off the board. All work should also be performed with proper grounding to eliminate static charge issues.

To determine if your Nuvi's switch is broken with no other issues, please confirm the following:

1. Pressing the on/off switch has no effect and the switch feels mushy
when pressed - no soft click.

2. The unit powers up and operates normally when using the car adapter
or USB adapter and can be turned off by pressing the reset button.

If the above conditions appear to be the symptoms of your Nuvi 350,
then most likely, the on/off switch has broken off from the main
printed circuit board.

Please contact me at KS3R at sharc dot net if you would like further information about this problem and how to get it quickly repaired.

Best wishes,
- Jim
Pittsburgh, PA

By: Damian22 On: 4/15/2013 11:04:45 AM  Reply
Garmin Nuvi 660 map updates : Hi, looking for nuvi 660 map updates for Ireland and europe. Anybody able to help me out?

damianmulkearns@dublin.ie

Thanks,
Damian

By: dbron On: 2/25/2013 1:06:43 PM  Reply
Europe Map update for Nuvi 200 : My son was recently deployed to Germany and he took his Nuvi 200 with him. He needs the Europe map update. Where is the least expensive place to get it for him?

Thanks!

By: jeevan On: 6/11/2011 7:25:43 PM  Reply
Garmin Nuvi660 maps for north america : Hi there,
looking for map update for north america for my nuvi 660. Please email to me jeevan4585@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Jeevan.

By: sushihs On: 5/31/2011 1:56:21 AM  Reply
Nuvi 660 France (Europe) map : I'm traveling to Paris and looking to update my Nuvi with France map. Hope someone can help.

By: zamzam07 On: 4/28/2008 2:24:46 AM  Reply
Maps for Argentina : I am about to leave to travel Argentina in next week and i have been looking for Argentina maps for my Nuvi 660, could someone help me to get these maps? thanks

By: durolex On: 3/22/2008 12:33:32 AM  Reply
Help with my Garmin Nuvi 660 : I have recently bought garmin Nuvi 660. It is an excellent navigating device. I just wanted to know if I could have the instruction for turns repeated. It will be very useful for me while driving if I miss the instruction to turn.

By: roingin On: 3/12/2008 12:56:38 AM  Reply
Traffic updates : I have Nuvi 660 and its performance is really satisfactory, and its working fine, but still i have a small problem with traffic updates, the traffic updates are not accurate. I just wanted to know if there are any service in the market where i would find a solution for this.

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