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Garmin Releases Software Update To Fix Glitches

Garmin has issued a Product Return Notice to dealers and distributors of its nuvi 7×5, nuvi 8xx Series Product, zumo 660, GPSMAP 620, and GPSMAP 640 units, which may exhibit any of the following symptoms: no longer able to acquire satellites; displaying the message “Updating GPS firmware” or “GPS Update Complete”; displaying the message “GPS Update Complete” repeatedly after a short period of time; no longer powers on.

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For those of you who currently own one of these affected units, Garmin has released a free, mandatory software update that the company currently has available on its website ( to correct these problems. Abt is returning its current stock of these models to Garmin, and we will only carry Garmin units that do not have any software problems. If you have any questions or concerns about any Garmin GPS unit you’ve purchased at Abt, you can visit our store or call us at 1-888-228-5800.     —by Graham W.

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