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Garmin nuvi 300 asking for pin number

I bought a Garmin 300 and my small children got hold of it and it is now asking me to enter a pin number to access my satnav, is there a solution to this?

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You only have (2) solutions:

1. Take the unit to where the secure location where the PIN was set and it will not ask your for the PIN. Then you can delete it or change it.

2. The PIN is located in non-volatile memory and can not be reset except by the factory.


Attention FIxya: Any other solution promotes hacking. The above options are from the user manual.

- Jim

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