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Garmin nuvi 205 free unlock code

Lost pin code of my device.got this device from a friend and he isnt with use anymore

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Probably one of the most asked questions on Fixya about a Garmin GPS.

Garmin added the PIN lock feature to deter thieves from stealing a GPS. If the PIN code could be easily resettable, then the feature would be pointless.

First, ask your friend what the PIN is. If he can remember his credit card PIN, he should be able to come up with a couple of possible numbers to unlock the unit.

Otherwise, you have (2) choices:

1. Go to the location where your friend set up the PIN and turn on the unit. The unit will not ask for the PIN. This is known as the "safe" location.

2. Contact Garmin and pay whatever fee they charge to unlock it, however be warned... if the unit is stolen and has been reported as stolen, you may get a visit by law enforcement.

More information about PIN locking can be found here:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_lost_pin.htm

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

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Please see the article that I wrote on this topic.

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

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There is a code in the manual. That u would use

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I would reset the whole unit to factory specs & then load map.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I do not remember my code to unlock garmin nuvi

You have to take your unit back to your Safe Location where you set your PIN number (usually your home). Otherwise, you'll have to send it to Garmin with the receipt to have it reset.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: i forgot my pin on garmin 205

Try this. You'll lose all your favorites and anything else you have entered though.

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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Sorry for the delay in answering your question which I've only just found whilst researching similar problems. I hope that my free answer is not too late for you.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

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

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You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

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.

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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.

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.

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