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I just received a Garmin Nuvi 260 as a gift, yet when I turn it on, it said that the screen is locked and that I need to slide the power button to the left to unlock it. But, when I did so, it still displayed that message.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Did you try touching the screen after you moved it to the left?





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Make sure the battery is fully charged.
The on / off button is spring loaded. After pushing to the left it should spring back to the middle

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Inspect the bottom of your Nuvi 260. According to the owner's manual, some models have a small "Reset" button on the bottom. If yours does, you'll use this to reset the Nuvi 260.Press and hold the "Reset" button for several seconds, until the Nuvi powers off and powers back on. Next try
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Next try a hard reset.
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Press your finger against the screen in the lower-right corner. Hold your finger in this position.
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Hope this works but dropping may have caused internal damage. If this does not work you may have to send it back to Garmin for service. I will attach a link for Garmin. Thanks for using FixYa.
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/

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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:
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  6. Enter a four-digit code as your pin.
  7. Re-enter the four-digit pin.
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