Garmin Nuvi 1200 Hard Reset
Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi
1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300,
Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490
your Garmin Nuvi 1200 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or
This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset
of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites'
in case the hard reset
erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start
properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.
A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has
been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally
recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by
any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with
your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard
reset of the unit. Backup and Restoration Procedure
for Favorites:The Hard Reset procedure has been
known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
Hard Reset:*Note that this will clear all user
selected settings on the unit
- From the Nuvi drive, copy
'/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
- After the hard reset, copy your backed up
'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/'
folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
- On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be
read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the
Nuvi where they are actually stored.
- Power the unit off.
- Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
- Install the battery.
- Press and hold (and continue to hold) the
bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
- Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you
want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
- Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets
all your location settings and user preferences.
possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open
for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac
You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin
Nuvi 1200 series GPS unit.
I hope that helps.
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