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I lost everything on my garmen nuvi 40 when I turn it on I cannot unlock maps I cannot put any addresses into the garmen. I v tryed, to say yes to go back to default mode but nothing works.

I received this for a christmas gift last year and its only 11 months old. It stopped working when I was out in South Datota, and it was working just fine.

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Hi Vicki,

I am pretty certain you can do a re-set by pressing / holding the left corner of the touch screen with your thumb or index finger during powering the unit on. then follow the on screen instructions for your Nuvi MODEL to re-set the device to factory settings. not sure what the format is for the Nuvi 40 but they are similar on most models. GOOD LUCK. Please let me know how you get on.

Regards,

Jack.

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