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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.



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May 19, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi will not shut down. The screen is white. Is there a reset button on the unit?


In some nuvi models there is a reset button.But in some nuvi models there is no reset button.you have mentioned only garmin nuvi but not mentioned the model of the garmin nuvi.But still i will mention the reset button location of some garmin nuvi models.Hope that helps you.
The reset button/procedure for garmin nuvi models
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.
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.
above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.
Reset button on the bottom of the nuvi backside.
Click on the link below to get the exact location of the reset button.http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1512_SetupandGo!.pdf also check out this link too http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Nuvi350_OwnersManual.pdf Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solutionand show your appreciation.

Jun 11, 2010 | Garmin GPS Devices

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I have a Garmin 396 that I use for aviation navigation. The 396 just suddenly became unable to find the satelites and therefore will not function. I tried to rebook by unplugging the battery for a couple...


I recommend either resetting the device or update the software. You can find software downloDepending on which model of Garmin GPS unit you’re using, thefollowing routine can reset the Garmin device to original factoryloaded settings, or bring up the Maintenance Mode with access to SystemInformation and View Diagnostics screen, where users can see variouslogs, and of course, clear all user data (reset to factory defaults) orclear 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 uppertop left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing onceon the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, orasked 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 rightcorner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You shouldbe prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or askedif 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 toperform the hidden reset function.

Note: If entering maintenance mode, it’s also possible to perform master reset by selecting clear user data option.
Once the device has been hard reset, user have to perform the set upprocedure again upon start up. Note that erase user data command onlydelete data in the Garmin unit’s memory that isn’taccessible to the user when the unit is connected to computer. Thecommand does not erase .gpi or .gpx files loaded (if your .gpx filescontain any waypoints then they will automatically be imported intoFavorites), nor will delete any MP3 music, JPG photos or any otherfiles that have been stored on the GPS memory card.
Once the Garmin GPS unit is reseted, remember to place the deviceoutside where there is a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15– 30 minutes in order for it to requires fix to GPS satellites.
Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit,it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protectmost Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN orpassword unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is tobring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” doesnot unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporaryfix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, thedevice is locked again.
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Nov 15, 2009 | GPS Devices

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Screen asks to do i want to erase data? how do I clear this?


Hi

You can reset your Nuvi by pushing the RESET button on the bottom of the unit. If your Nuvi does not have a RESET button, then slide the Power key to the on/off position and hold it for 8-10 seconds which will reset the unit. Please check this User Manual for future assistance.

Garmin Nuvi 205W User Manual

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Rylee

May 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Re: Magellan Maestro GPS 4250 original data erased....


download the new firmware again and run the setup


Aug 20, 2008 | GPS Devices

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Garmin Nuvi 260 - Favorites won't open


You could try a master reset:
  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil.
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON.
  4. After the unit powers ON, you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. When this message displays, remove your finger from the bottom right of the screen and touch Yes.
  6. The unit will go through the Master Reset.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your nuvi.

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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IrishDruid

Aug 06, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin etrex gps


Hi,

Most reset would revert the unit back to factory default and therefore may and could erase all user stored settings and configurations.

Having been forewarned, Pressing "up"+"enter" keys while powering up the eTrex will reset the eTrex to factory defaults. So, all pressets and data will be lost.

Additionally, you may be able to do bypass and other tricks using the "Secret Startup Commands for Garmin handhelds".

Tight lines and hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.


Aug 04, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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Garmin streetpilot i3 wont power on


WARNING: You will lose all user data when you do a master reset.

To erase all user data on the device, please follow these steps:
  1. With the unit turned off press and hold the thumb wheel down, then press the back arrow and hold down, then press the power button.
  2. When all 3 are held down a message will appear that reads "DO YOU REALLY WANT TO ERASE ALL USER DATA". Select "Yes".
  3. Let go of the buttons and go through the reset sequence. The unit will need to sit outside to acquire satellites.

Dec 18, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Receiver

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Drop down menus in "Where To" of my i3 are not working.


WARNING: Resetting your device will erase all user data. You'll have to re-enter your custom addresses (or upload them from your computer.)

To erase all user data on the device, please follow these steps:
  1. With the unit turned off press and hold the thumb wheel down, then press the back arrow and hold down, then press the power button.
  2. When all 3 are held down a message will appear that reads "DO YOU REALLY WANT TO ERASE ALL USER DATA". Select "Yes".
  3. Let go of the buttons and go through the reset sequence. The unit will need to sit outside to acquire satellites.

Nov 20, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Street Pilot i5 Stopped working all of a sudden


Resetting Your StreetPilot
If your StreetPilot freezes (stops responding to button presses), try turning it off and then on again. If this does not help, remove the batteries and then reinsert them. Disconnect from external power, if necessary.
Clearing all User Data
If resetting does not fix your problem, you may need to clear all user data from your StreetPilot.
• IMPORTANT: zf you clear all user data, you will delete all saved locations from My Favorites I and all settings in your StreetPilot. Be sure you want to clear all user data before proceeding.
To clear all user data, press and hold down all buttons in the following order: ciJ, Wheel, Power.
Continue holding down all buttons until you see a prompt, “Do you really want to erase all user data?”
Select
Yes.

Nov 16, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot i5 GPS Receiver

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