Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

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Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by benp1992 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:18 pm

Evening all,

My Garmin zumo 660 is now no longer starting on the buton. It will load and then not even get to the home screen and shut down again. I have to repeat this process around 5 times before it will actually get to the home screen. Anyone else had this issue? Can it be resolved or is it time to throw it?

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by PaulinBont » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:37 pm

If it is time to change it , (assuming a reboot won't work) you'll find that your 660 is no longer supported by Garmin so they won't repair it for you, so how about taking advantage of Garmin's ' Trade in- Trade Up' deal?

I did when my 660 stopped working, the price was far cheaper than even the internet sheds could come up with, and it was much , much cheaper than Currys and the usual suspects were quoting.

Seeing as mine was u/s and probably went straight in the bin, I don't know how they offer such a good deal on a new 695

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by Spike941 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:11 pm

PaulinBont wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:37 pm
If it is time to change it , (assuming a reboot won't work) you'll find that your 660 is no longer supported by Garmin so they won't repair it for you, so how about taking advantage of Garmin's ' Trade in- Trade Up' deal?

I did when my 660 stopped working, the price was far cheaper than even the internet sheds could come up with, and it was much , much cheaper than Currys and the usual suspects were quoting.

Seeing as mine was u/s and probably went straight in the bin, I don't know how they offer such a good deal on a new 695
Does the 695 use the same connectors and cradle as the 660?

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by Andi_Archer » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:58 pm

Did you try sourcing another battery this can also affect it even when its in the cradle?

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by PaulinBont » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:34 am

Spike941 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:11 pm
PaulinBont wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:37 pm
If it is time to change it , (assuming a reboot won't work) you'll find that your 660 is no longer supported by Garmin so they won't repair it for you, so how about taking advantage of Garmin's ' Trade in- Trade Up' deal?

I did when my 660 stopped working, the price was far cheaper than even the internet sheds could come up with, and it was much , much cheaper than Currys and the usual suspects were quoting.

Seeing as mine was u/s and probably went straight in the bin, I don't know how they offer such a good deal on a new 695
Does the 695 use the same connectors and cradle as the 660?

Unfortunately no :(

I bought a new TT lockable mount and powered cradle for it

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by benp1992 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:52 pm

Nope havent tried the new battery yet may do soon though if nothing else works.

Now its not even wanting to connect to the computer. :x

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by benp1992 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Ok further on from earlier. I have spoken with garmin and they belive the unit can not be fixed. They did offer a exchange for another 660 then realised that they didnt make it any more so offed the buy up proccess. I think for now i will have to stick it out with this one until it completly packs up. Luckily im not planning on going out of the uk until next year

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by Old Git Ray » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:13 pm

What offer did they make ?

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Re: Garmin Zumo 660 Failing Me

Post by benp1992 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:18 pm

I have to buy a new unit from them at full RRP. Then they would send me a return bag for old unit and on confirmation that it's knackered they would give me a 25% refund from the new unit

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