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Screen asks to do i want to erase data? how do I clear this?

How do I reset my nuvi?

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  • jgarramone2 May 25, 2009

    it has a reset button but there is no response from the unit & i cant locate my manual!!

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    THanks!!!!!!!

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Hi

You can reset your Nuvi by pushing the RESET button on the bottom of the unit. If your Nuvi does not have a RESET button, then slide the Power key to the on/off position and hold it for 8-10 seconds which will reset the unit. Please check this User Manual for future assistance.

Garmin Nuvi 205W User Manual

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Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith May 25, 2009

    Please click on the above link and download the free manual.



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    Rylee Smith May 25, 2009

    I hope the information was helpful so please do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

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There are 2 different reset modes, a soft reset and a hard reset.

A soft reset is done by holding down the power button for at least 10 seconds and letting the Nuvi restart.

A hard reset will return the Nuvi to factory specification and will clear all user data like the favorites.

Hard Reset:
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2.Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
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Master reset to factory settings and erase all user data: Press and hold the lower right corner of the screen while pressing the power button once. A dialog will come up asking to "Erase all user data".

Please note that all POI's and favorites will be deleted. The Nuvi will start as it came from the box after purchase.

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If I found a garmin nuvi gps it got a locked on it how can I reset it or something


Most GPS navigation devices from Garmin has a reset function which allows user to access a Maintenance Mode screen with system information, diagnostic details or perform the reset function to restore Garmin Nuvi or other series unit to its original default factory settings.

Depending on which model of Garmin GPS unit you're using, the following routine can reset the Garmin device to original factory loaded settings, or bring up the Maintenance Mode with access to System Information and View Diagnostics screen, where users can see various logs, and of course, clear all user data (reset to factory defaults) or clear Waypoints.

In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear 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.

Hack above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.

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.

Trick above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. In fact, there is a video demo by user of Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.



Hope helps. (remember to rate and comment this answer).

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My Garmin will not power up. We have hooked it up to the usb cable to our computer and it still does not come on


try entering maintenance mode~~

In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear 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.

Hack above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.

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

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I will suggest you reset your GPS, to reset your gps, follow this steps, turn off your 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.
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My garmin nuvi will not shut down. The screen is white. Is there a reset button on the unit?


In some nuvi models there is a reset button.But in some nuvi models there is no reset button.you have mentioned only garmin nuvi but not mentioned the model of the garmin nuvi.But still i will mention the reset button location of some garmin nuvi models.Hope that helps you.
The reset button/procedure for garmin nuvi models
In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear 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.
above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.
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.
above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.
Reset button on the bottom of the nuvi backside.
Click on the link below to get the exact location of the reset button.http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1512_SetupandGo!.pdf also check out this link too http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Nuvi350_OwnersManual.pdf Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solutionand show your appreciation.

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You have a software problem with your NUVI . I recommend you to reset [ restoring default factory settings ] your NUVI

To reset your NUVI , please follow one of these procedures :

1:Turn the Nuvi on.

2:Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.


3:Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

4:Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings
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Try this for hard reset .

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen [ Don't let go ] , 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.

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To reset your NUVI , please follow one of these procedures :

1:Turn the Nuvi on.

2:Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.


3:Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

4:Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings
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Try this for hard reset .

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen [ Don't let go ] , 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.

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You will need to reset your Nuvi as it is locked into computer mode. To reset it - depending on your version see below.

On some Nuvis there is a recessed master reset button on the body of the unit which you need to access with a nib of a pen or bent paper clip.

For Nuvi 660/680 series
Power off Garmin unit. Press and hold the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear 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.

For nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series
Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and while holding it 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.

If the above fails it is likely that the problem is not with the Nuvi but the charging unit which is not signalling the unit properly and the Nuvi is recognising it as a USB cable instead of a charger.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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