Question about Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver
The Garmin Lock feature also learnt a place called 'Security Location' when you locked it. Go there and turn the receiver on. It should automagically work.
If you forget your PIN, and your Security Location, Garmin cannot unlock your GPS over the phone; you must send your GPS to Garmin to get it unlocked. Garmin may charge you for this service. If you do send the unit back to Garmin to be unlocked and you are found not to be the original owner of the GPS and it's determined to be stolen, Garmin will contact law enforcement.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 200
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
go to that website at the bottom it shows you that you have to make a secure location so you have to go to the secure location to unlock it and change it again so you should have made a secure location when you set up the pin code
Posted on May 29, 2009
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
SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi PIN reset?
I can't believe you even admit to owning stolen property.
Yes multiple attempts will lock the garmin, And you will only be able to unlock it by going to the security location that was used when the security pin was input into the system.
Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."
So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
SOURCE: locked out of Garmin nuvi
To perform a Master Reset on the nuvi 200, 205, 465, 500, 600,
700, 705, 1200,1300,1400 or 1600 series device:
Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings. If you would like to back up your favorites you can find instructions to do so here.
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Posted on Apr 19, 2010
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