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Lost pin number

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    i lost a pin number for garmin gps 205?

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Please see this article I wrote on this subject:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121296-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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Lost pin code


Your nuvi has Garmin Lock activated, a security feature to make the unit useless to thieves and to protect your data if the unit is lost.

Unless you know the security location used when the pin code was set, or can remember (or ask the last owner for) the pin code, then your unit cannot be used without sending it back to Garmin (proof of original purchase required)..

Click here and you'll see my FixYa Tip regarding this common problem. If the hyperlink doesn't work then cut and paste the following link into your browser:-

http://www1.fixya.com/support/r6051291-when_forget_garmin_pin

Sep 28, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 610 GPS Receiver

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I forgot my pin and I need to unlock it


You have to go to the orig location you programmed your number. It uses the coordinates of that location in memory as a "Home" See below.
The Garmin Lock is a theft-deterrent system that locks your nuvi. Each time you turn the on the nuvi, you would have to enter the PIN or drive to the security location.
To set the Garmin Lock on the device:
  1. From the Main Menu, touch the Wrench (Tools) icon.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Security. (you may need to touch the down arrow button)
  4. Touch the tab labeled Off next to the Garmin Lock heading.
  5. The nuvi will prompt you to enter a four-digit pin number.
  6. Enter a four-digit code as your pin.
  7. Re-enter the four-digit pin.
  8. Go to a 'Security Location' and let the unit acquire satellites (the security location will unlock the unit if the pin is forgotten or lost).
  9. Set the 'Security Location' by touching Set.
The Garmin Lock has now been turned On.

Dec 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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I recieve a garmin as a gift @ it now has a code lock on it how can i unlock my garmin 260


The Garmin Lock is a theft-deterrent system that locks your nuvi. Each time you turn the on the nuvi, you would have to enter the PIN or drive to the security location. (where it was orig programmed)
To set the Garmin Lock on the device:
  1. From the Main Menu, touch the Wrench (Tools) icon.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Security. (you may need to touch the down arrow button)
  4. Touch the tab labeled Off next to the Garmin Lock heading.
  5. The nuvi will prompt you to enter a four-digit pin number.
  6. Enter a four-digit code as your pin.
  7. Re-enter the four-digit pin.
  8. Go to a 'Security Location' and let the unit acquire satellites (the security location will unlock the unit if the pin is forgotten or lost).
  9. Set the 'Security Location' by touching Set.
The Garmin Lock has now been turned On.

Nov 08, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Update maps for nuvi 610 sat nav for free


Garmin stopped providing FREE map updates for this device in 2008 - in fact they don't even provide software updates anymore.

However, for the same price as Garmin charge for their latest map update, you can buy a brand new device (not Garmin though) with wider-ranging & updated maps.

OK... so a cheap GPS device might not have Bluetooth, but the Garmin nuvi 610 fails to work with a lot of the newer phones on the market today (e.g. Nokia N95, etc.), in that the phonebook and SMS interfaces do not work.

The biggest problem with the 610 is that you cannot 'hack' the OS. Therefore, you cannot simply load new mapping software such as iGo8, which is far superior guidance software to the 610's standard software. Also, you can’t download amusing voices or anything fun like that.

Also, the 610 has many software bugs. On occasion, the security start-up screen will automatically by-pass and take you straight to the main screen – a serious flaw. Also, the currency converter cannot accept new currency rates, rendering it useless.

Regarding the traffic report system... well, don't bother I say. Unless its major pre-planned roadworks, it never lets you know when there's a jam up ahead. You are better of tuning your car radio to a local station to get traffic reports.

All-in-all, the Garmin nuvi 610 was an ill-fated, buggy, incompatible, and expensive option. I only use mine as a backup device if I'm out for a ride on my motorcycle and get lost on the back-roads.

Oct 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 610 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 610 - Acquiring Satelites


My Nuvi 255w was doing thew same thing. I called Garmin and was told to send it back for replacement or repair. I can only suggest to you at this time to cxontact Garmin customer service

www.garmin.com

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The pin should not be necessary if you are operating your garmin in your 'secure location' that you established when you enabled the garmin lock feature.

How are you accessing the device?

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System software missing


I haven't used my Garmin Nuvi 610 for a few months ..come to use it and says System Software missing...tried downloading latest version for this BUT PC won't recognise portable device
Help pleas

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