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Resettting I just want to reset my blue garmin gps to its original state

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Try holding the menu button down for a few seconds while on the map setup page. press the menu button or down on the stick to restore your original settings. good luck

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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Hard Reset
1. Hold the Page button down, the click stick in the down position and power up the unit.
2. Release either the Page or click stick to normally power on.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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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).

May 19, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do you reset ur password on a garmin nuvi 200w? i just bought a used garmin nuvi 200w but i dont know the pin for it. so how do i change the pin if i dont know the original pin?


The only way you can register that gps is have the original owner call Garmin and have them release it from his account, otherwise you could not use it or get it registered..... all Garmin GPS are registered to unlock maps....and all have a SECURITY FEATURE in them in case of lost or stolen.

Nov 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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How do I change the country on my Garmin nuvi 255W GPS?


What do you mean, "change the country"? The unit came with maps for the country in which it was originally sold. If you want to get maps for other countries, they are available for purchase at www.garmin.com or your local GPS retailer.

Jan 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I bought a garmin nuvi 350 at a flea


Take it back and get your money back, as it is probably stolen. The PIN cannot be broken as it is set by the original user and cannot be reset by a third party. Even Garmin will not reset it without the original receipt from a Garmin dealer.

Nov 22, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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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.

Sep 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Garmin c530


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 10, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 200w screen keeps going off when select state


I would first connect the GPS to the computer and use the Webupdater program at Garmin.com to update all the software on the GPS. If that doesn't fix your problem you will need to contact Garmin. They have a program where they repair or replace GPS system for a flat fee. It seems to a very reasonalble price also.

Apr 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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Garmin Nuvi stopped working and won't restart


Got a Garmin Nuvi 260. Same problem. I read the booklet. There's a reset button on the bottom. Disconnect from power. Push the reset button. Connect back to power. Now it works. The reset button is tiny and looks more like just text on the bottom sticker than it does a button. But push it anyway.

Aug 06, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Cannot select another state on Garmin 660.


1. From the Where To? View Map, Travel Kit page press WHERE TO

2. Press ADDRESS

3. Press SPELL STATE (should be the 2nd blue box on the page & may read SPELL COUNTY)

4. Press the letter K and Kansas + Kentucky will come up; Press the letter T and Tennessee + Texas will come up, etcetera

5. If the information does not automatically appear, hit DONE and the information will appear. For example on my nuvi 660 if I hit the letter “A” nothing happens until I hit DONE.

6. After pressing the single letter for the sate/province in which you are interested, the unit will prompt you to spell the CITY name.

You will then enter the information as it applies.

Nov 30, 2007 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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