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PIN for Garmin Nuvi 205w

I own a junkyard and we received a wreck with a Garmin Nuvi 205w in perfect shape. The only issue is that when I turn it on, it asks for a 4 digit PIN that I do not know. I have done a reset via the pin at the bottom as well as holding the bottom right corner of the screen while powering on. Both of these functions reset the device, however it still requires a PIN.

Does any one know a workaround for this? I am taking the kids on a family trip and would love to get this to work!



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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 660 forget my pin

The only options you have when it comes to a locked unit is to enter the correct PIN, go to the location where the PIN was set, or send the unit back to Garmin. There is no way to unlock a PIN locked unit without the correct PIN or location.

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you'll also need to get yourself a usb cable... the normal end for the computer and i believe the other end is called a mini b connector.


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SOURCE: Nuvi 205W keeps rebooting.

Here is the solution

touch the screen in the right bottom and turn the device on keep the screen pressed. when it asks to reset data select yes

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SOURCE: Nuvi 205W keeps rebooting.

Your unit most likely has a firmware error, which could be due to a corrupt file. To solve it you yourself can try to update the firmware when connecting to the pc, if the unit cannot stay on enough for this to be performed, your unit will have to be sent in to service.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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How to unlock garmin nuvi 205

You have three options:

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3) Send the unit back to Garmin.

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You can restore the Nuvi 205 system software to its factory condition by running Garmin's WebUpdater service. You may also want to try a hard reset of your Nuvi.

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I found a Garmin nuvi 205w gps but I dont know what pin number to put in. what are some codes i can use?

You can't. Each PIN code has been entered manually by the original user and cannot be reset except by the owner. Contact Garmin, and if the unit was registered, they will be able to trace to the original owner.

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