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  • dwc252 May 11, 2010

    Try resetting. With unit powered off press bottom right corner of the display screen and hold while turning the unit back on. This should put you into reset mode. I have never tried this with a locked unit so I am not sure if this will get you where you need to go. If not you might want to call Garmin customer support at 800-800-1020. Good luck!

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Surely, you can remember where you were when you set the pin code, just return there and it will unlock itself.
Garmin use this to deter thieves from unlocking stolen units.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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i got a garmin that i got at a garaje sale and now it lock and i forgot were i got it
can any one unlock it ?

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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Please see the article I wrote on this subject:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121692-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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You cannot do nat, to prevent stolen garmins to be sold. Send it tro Garmin and the will help You!

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it. There is no hack, crack, bypass or any other reset option.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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Resetting the unit, as you discovered, will NOT reset or bypass a PIN entered to protect the unit from unauthorized use. The only ways to unlock a PIN locked Garmin are:

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http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/09/how-to-reset-garmin-nuvi-gps-device-access-maintenance-mode/

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You cannot do nat, to prevent stolen garmins to be sold. Send it tro Garmin and the will help You!

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Otherwise, you have to send it in to Garmin with the original receipt and they will unlock it for you. There is no master password.

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