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Bought on ebay from pawn shop unknown pin#

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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.

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You have 2 choices. Return this to the Pawn Shop for your money back, or return the unit to Garmin. If it was stolen, it will be returned to it's rightful owner and you will be out whatever money you paid for it.

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I bought gps at pond shop and it's asking me for pin?? what should i do?


Return the unit to the pawn shop. This is a PIN put in by the original user just in case it gets stolen. If the original user sold this to the pawn shop they would of removed the PIN or provided it to the pawn broker. If it was stolen there is nothing you can do but throw the unit out if the pawn broker will not help.

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Not without the unit being unlocked by having the correct PIN entered, or the unit being taken to the Security Location (the location at which the PIN was initially set). If you purchase it and send it to Garmin to be unlocked (which they can do for a fee), they will require proof of purchase or they will not return the unit to you. You might be better off avoiding that particular GPS.

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Garmin Lock works by using either a 4 digit pin code or by taking the unit back to a preset security location. Although Garmin warn that this should NOT be the user's home address, that's what it normally is. If you know where the last owner lived then you can try going to that location to see if it unlocks, but if you knew that piece of information you could just ask the last owner...

It came from a pawn shop though, so it's very unlikely that you know who the last owner was or where he/she lived.

There is no other way to unlock your unit without sending the unit back to Garmin. There's a charge for the service and you'll be asked to provide evidence that you own the unit; in practice it's going to be cheaper to buy a similar brand new Garmin model. All I can suggest is that you try to get a refund from the pawn shop (unlikely!) or sell it to another unsuspecting person.

Sorry, but Garmin Lock is deliberately difficult to overcome otherwise it wouldn't be much use as an anti-theft deterrent.

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If a customer had locked the unit in a pawn shop, it would unlock in the same pawn shop as this would be the security location. And why would you buy a GPS you could not use? You have three options for unlocking a PIN locked Garmin GPS:

1 - Enter the correct PIN
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered
3 - Send the unit back to Garmin

No one has "figured it out yet" and there is no "fix" because this is a security design and not a flaw in the unit. It is to prevent someone from using a stolen GPS. If there were a workaround, the feature would be useless.

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

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According to the c550 owners manual, the only way to bypass the PIN request is to drive to the security location where the PIN was set. When you are at that location the GPS will NOT ask for a PIN. Since you bought the GPS at a pawn shop, you probably don't know the security location either.

In that case, according to the owners manual, you'll have to send the unit back to Garmin to be unlocked. Go to www.garmin.com

I know you won't like my solution but its the only solution available.

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