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Garmin GPS 75

I purchased a Garmin GPS 75 on Ebay to replace one I had since they were new ... it is a back up aboard my trawler. Unfortunately the "new" one locks up in searching for satellites mode - it searches, but never finds any. Is there someone out there who repairs these units? Garmin won't have anything to do with it.

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Install batteries in the unit, turn it on and set it outside for several hours with a clear view torward the sky. It probably had not been used for and extended period of time and needs to re-sync.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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I want to download the latest upgrades for australia without paying mio their $79.00 . for that price i might as well buy a new gps


Unfortunately, the best and easiest way to update your maps would be to purchase the upgrade through mio. If you are looking for an illegal/pirated version of the update, you will have to do some heavy searching to find one. I quickly searched some potential sites for the australia maps, but I could not find what you are looking for. Unfortunately, mio is not the most popular GPS brand and free mio map updates are much more difficult to find than Garmin or TomTom map updates. My recommendation would be to pay for the legitimate software, or buy a Garmin or other GPS if you can find a good deal. Here is a new Garmin GPS you can get for 69.99 with free shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-n%FCvi-2200-3.5-Inch-Portable-GPS-Navigator----Brand-New%2C-Free-Shipping%21/110814035515?_trksid=p1468660.m2000037
Good luck!

Feb 07, 2012 | Mitac Mio 136 GPS Receiver

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Ebay Buyers Beware When Purchasing Garmin GPS Products


For those of you considering purchasing a new/refurbished Garmin GPS product through eBay;

Here is some info taken directly from Garmin's website (FAQ section - search under ebay) See my comments at the end.

Question #1. Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?

Answer:
Products that are purchased from online auctions such as EBAY are not covered by warranty. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

Question #2. Does Garmin have any authorized dealers on eBay or any other online auction site?

Answer:
Garmin does not have any authorized dealers that sell new products directly on online auction sites. Any purchases made through online auction sites are on a "buyer beware" basis. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

There is always the possibility that products purchased through eBay or other online auction sites could be stolen merchandise. You assume this risk when you buy through these auction sites. If you buy a Garmin product through an online auction site and later send it to Garmin for service, if the product is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

Question #3. I purchased a unit through an online auction and Garmin has just informed me that the unit is stolen. What can I do?

Answer:
If a unit is purchased through an online auction, such as eBay, and that unit is found in our stolen-units database, Garmin is not obligated to release any registration or unlock code information. Also, please be aware that Garmin can request that the stolen unit be returned to Garmin without compensation and report this information to law enforcement authorities.

If the product has already been returned to Garmin for service and is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

** My Comments **

I purchased my Nuvi 350 on eBay through a so-called Garmin "Authorized Dealer". Three days later when my unit broke, I found out that Garmin would not honor the warranty and they told me that my refurbished unit was already registered to someone else. Garmin also told me that they had never heard of the "eBay dealer" that I had purchased the unit from (ebestdeals4u). This is how I got into fixing the Nuvi's on my own.

Now, I'm not saying that the sellers on eBay are going to rip you off. In my case, my Nuvi worked fine except that the power switch broke 3 days later.

As for stolen units: I'd be cautious of anyone selling a unit with just the GPS and no accessories or just the GPS and car adapter alone. Be more suspicious if they claim the unit is locked with a PIN and that they have forgotten it. If a seller has the original box and all of the accessories, it's less likely that it was stolen from a vehicle. However, ask them if the deal includes the yellow Garmin registration card. You'll need that to register your unit with Garmin and obtain future updates. It has specific information unique to each Nuvi. No two cards are alike.

However, just because you have the card, doesn't mean your unit hasn't already been registered to someone else. If thats the case, you're out of luck, unless the seller can give your the ID & password that it was registered with through Garmin.

You can be assured that if you purchaseed your unit through a well-known retail chain, your Nuvi WILL have a warranty recognized by Garmin. No, I don't work for a major retail chain. I am an Engineer in the Electronics field (not Garmin or any other GPS manufacturer).

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at ks3r at sharc dot net.

Good luck & safe travels,
- Jim (SHARCNET)

on Sep 03, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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Touchscreen locked @ enter pin. Unit won't shut off unless power


The security pin ID was designed to discourage theft of Garmin GPS products. You can change the security PIN by taking your GPS to the location where you set the PIN and or send it back to Garmin with proof of purchase. I would see if you can update your unit through Garmin web site to see if it helps with the power issue, if not, it probably is the hardware switch and will require you to send it back to Garmin. If you purchased your unit from Costco, simply return it for a new one. Membership privileges. If you purchased it from your local retailer such as Auto Nav 2000 Plus, Inc. I'm sure they can assist you with getting your issue resolve with Garmin. If you purchased it eBay or an auction site, you maybe out of luck. Good Luck

Apr 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I purchased a Garmin Nuvi 260 on ebay and it is locked. How do I unlock it. It does nothing but ask for the pin?


I would do one of two things: ask the seller for the PIN or return it and get your money back. You cannot get past the PIN number without entering the correct PIN, taking the unit back to the location at which the PIN was entered or returning the unit to Garmin. However, Garmin requires proof of purchase in order to send the unit back to you.

Feb 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Bought a garmin 760 gps on e-bay seller was a pawn shop and unit requires a pin numer to use unit. How do I clear old pin number and install a new one?


Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Apr 24, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver

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No unlock code for Garmin Nuvi 660


Sorry but that is a security feature. There is a chance you've purchased a stolen unit from ebay. Unfortunately, only Garmin can unlock it and they will require a receipt from a Garmin dealer.

Jan 10, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Unlock code for my garmin nuvi 350


Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Jan 02, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin c550 unlock pin#


Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."

So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.

Nov 08, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c550 GPS Receiver

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Screen broke


Here are your options:

1. Contact Garmin to repair your unit.
2. Purchase a As-Is Nuvi 3xx on eBay with a working screen and repair yours.
3. Purchase a replacement screen on eBay and repair yours.
4. Purchase a new GPS.

- Jim

Sep 02, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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