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Try this. Ok, from the main screen, click Tools, then click Settings, then click Maps, then click Info.
Tell me everything you see on that screen.
From the main screen, the tools icon is the wrench.Click on that, then Maps, then Map Info.What is on that page?
Do you get a blank screen? Or literally nothing happens?
It sounds like you have lost your map data. What happens if you click on Restore?
Click on YES.
Ok, then you have definitely lost your map data. Is this a Nuvi 660 or a Zumo 660 (for motorcycles)?
Ok. Then it does indeed sound like your Nuvi has a problem. It is a 2006 model. When was the last time you updated either the firmware or the maps?
Ok, why don't you try another map update and see what happens.I have a feeling it is nothing major. A single file has become corrupted which prevents the Nuvi from loading maps files.Do an update and that file should be replaced.Let me know what happens.Steve
When you boot up the Nuvi, do you see any message about being unable to unlock maps?
Ok, I meant when you boot up the Nuvi. On the screen of the Nuvi, anything about unlocking maps?
No. Unplug the Nuvi - and, just like you would do normally, boot up the Nuvi and look for messages on the screen.
Ok, and no messages popped up prior to that main screen? I'll assume not.What program are you using to update maps? Webupdater? Garmin MapUpdate or something else?
Ok, hold on please. I need to grab a copy and run it.
Ok, try running Garmin Express instead. You can donwload it here: http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html
Ok. But now it tells you that the maps are up to date?
I wish you had told me that you were reloading maps. You were on the right track there.Go ahead and reload the maps and let me know if that is successful.If the unit still doesn't work, it may have developed a fault.PLease let me know.Thanks.
I'm in Maryland. I'll be here until 11PM EST.
Sounds good.Let me know how your update turns out.
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Thanks very much and happy navigating.
Hi again, I just wanted to follow up and make sure you need no further information.Please let me know so that we can close out our dialog.Regards