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Is there a way to reset back to factory settings a locked garmin?

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Re: garmin streetpilot c510

You cannot unlock (or "reset") a locked unit without the PIN number or going to the location where the PIN was set. The only other option you have is to send the unit to Garmin.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

Re: garmin streetpilot c510

My garmin Locked itself, i purchased a car and it came with it, by playing around for days on end trying various sequences and patterns i found pin 1379 unlocked it..

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

Re: garmin streetpilot c510

I assume you have forgotten the PIN - just drive to a point that you selected when you set the pin this should reset/unlock the unit.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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I forgot my pin code for GARMIN STREETPILOT c510, how to start


Going back to the security location will unlock the unit but in order to reset the pin code, the original pin code must be input.
To unlock the unit, it must be sent back to Garmin.

Aug 21, 2011 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Pin locked

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.

Jul 02, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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My Garmin gps is frozen on a screen telling me there are no maps found. I tried to reset it and put a memory card in it but nothing worked so far. Any ideas?

You're missing the file gmapprom.img on your C510 unit (possibly a failed update?).

Unless you have a backup it's contact Garmin I expect (maybe try getting a copy off someone but possible the file is locked to the unit as I have tried swapping SD cards containing maps in the past between units and no joy)..

Jun 04, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Frozen Garmin C510

remove the faceplate, there will be a little notch at the top where the Garmin logo is. On the right side under the faceplate you will see a reset botton. Press the button and the unit will power off/reset.

Feb 23, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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No detailed maps found that support routing the streetpilot cannont be used without them garmin streetpilot c510

You're unit is probably missing the gmapprom.img file (failed update maybe?).

Try contacting Garmin - if you've got registered maps they may send you another copy (although big file - 100+MB)

Jan 31, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Unlock c510

Take the unit to where your nephew was playing with it, and it will automatically unlock. Otherwise, you'll need to send it in to Garmin with the receipt from an authorized dealer.

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Cant find satellites

same problem the acquiring satellites appears with a flashing '?' some where in central london 'horseguard', ......the unit switches on and off i have reset it used hard and soft reset methods.....updated the unit....same problem....

garmin streetpilot c510 delux model

Apr 07, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Cant unlock maps

What is the Garmin 510 that can't unlock maps stating exactly? And to Nici07 who said, "Need to unlock device", are you referring to a PIN lock or locked maps?

Dec 10, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Freezes at pin request

Can you enter the PIN number? Is the touch screen working? Many times a unit will appear to freeze when the problem is the touch scfreen. You need the PIN number and a working touch screen in order to get back into the Garmin and restore to default.

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