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I found a Garmin Nuvi 250, and is asking for a pin, how do i unlock it ?

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The PIN is unique to each unit based on serial number. Call Garmin and they can tell you if it's registered. If so, then you'll have to make the call on whether or not to return it to the owner; I know I would appreciate it if it was mine and you did.

If it's not registered then you can register it under your name on their web site with a clear conscience. Once that's done, you can call to get the unlock code.

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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.

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