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How do i reset the c550

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To perform a master reset on the StreetPilot c5xx series:

1. Power the StreetPilot off (ensure that it is not connected to external power)
2. Touch-and-hold your finger in the lower right corner of the Touchscreen
3. Power the StreetPilot on
4. Continue to hold your finger there until "Erase all user date?" appears
5. Remover finger from the Touchscreen
6. Touch "Yes"

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Welcome to FixYa!

Here's how to reset Garmin Street Pilot C550:

1. Remove the front plate of the c550 by sliding your finger under the groove in the plate below the Garmin mark on the plate.

2. Push the now-exposed reset button. The reset button is located on the same side of the c550 as the power cable connector.

3. Plug the c550 into an external power source to restart the c550 after you have reset it. The factory default settings will be restored.

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Hello i have a garmin c550 gps and for some reason it blocked on me i forgot my pin nunber i guess... i dont know how to reset it and i dont have my manual with me....


The manual would not help you. Resetting the unit (even a Master Reset) will NOT remove or reset the PIN. Your options for unlocking a PIN locked Garmin are:

1 - Enter the correct PIN.
2 - Take the unit to the location at which the PIN was set.
3 - Return the unit to Garmin.

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