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How to unlock my Garmin nuvi 255W. Unit asking for a PIN # /Code # please help my email Lety.Andrade93@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: need a pin for garmin nuvi 255w

Turn on Garmin,touch Tools then Settings then Security.Touch the button below Garmin Lock.Enter a 4-digit PIN.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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go to location where you set the code or send it to Garmin to unlock

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mine would constantly cycle in the reboot. I had to clear the stored data by pressng and holding the lower right side of the screen and turning on the gps. once it boots up, it will ask if you want to clear the data memory (will not clear the actual maps). say yes, when it reboots, you will have to redo your personal settings as if it was new out of the box.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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Do this by pressing and holding the bottom right corner of the screen while powering up the unit. Hold the corner of the screen until the message window "Do you really want to erase all user data?" pops up and proceed with your choice.
Then reenter info

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Hi,
This link shows how to open the case to replace the battery, for example.
http://www.newpower99.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GARMIN+NUVI+255W&Show=ExtInfo
It also shows the tool required to open the case.
Hope it helps, please let me know.
Thanks

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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I dont know my pin #for my 255w garmin nuvi gps


Hello,

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.

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I did not set a pin for my garmin but now it is asking for one. i tried to do a hard reset but that did not let me through. can i just re register it? please help


Hello,

The reset will not unlock the unit.
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.
http://www.garmin.com/us/support/contact

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Hello,

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.

Jul 02, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My GPS is asking for a PIN #. There was not a PIN # entered into my GPS. I was there during the store installation. Please help.


Hi Lety, I do not have a 100% sure solution, but try this.

The Nuvi has a anti-theft feature by utilising a pin code to stop the GPS from starting up just anywhere. Possibly somebody from the store entered a code while you were there (unlikely as you say), or even during a previous session while demonstrating to another customer.
Take the Nuvi to the store and switch it on in the same location where it was demonstrated to you - right there on their counter. If it turns on ok, then the above explains what happened. Some idiot from the store keyed in a code and activated the anti-theft feature by doing so. Be sure to have them show you how to replace the code with one you will remember, and you can repeat the code replacement at your home location to safeguard the Nuvi to your personal requirement. If it does not start up..... well then you are at the store and you can hand the problem over to them for fixing. Just remember to take along your proof of purchase (till slip). Good luck!

Jan 18, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I forgot my password for my garmin nuvi 255w how can i reset it? please help


If you forgot your PIN, take the unit to your Security Location (where you first set the PIN). The unit will unlock and you can reset it.

Aug 26, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I purchased a used Nuvi 255W and I dont know the password


I've been trawling for unanswered questions; this information may be too late for you (or perhaps it may help you resurrect a useless machine which you have put away) but it will certainly help others searching for advice with the same problem.

You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it or you wouldn't be reading this).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose. This option will only be of use to you if you can contact the last owner.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another.

Aug 09, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I need password or pin number


You have Garmin Lock activated and there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another. Please take a moment to rate my answer.

Jul 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I had for 2 years a nuvi 255w and its as working real good. Until one day i tried to open it up and it ask me a code pin. Witch i dont have. Ive been the only one owner on that GPS and never put any pin code on it and now just like that it want one... Grrrr that **** me off i cant use it anymore i dont have any acess anywhere exept that pin code of 4 number,. Is this possibility of update? I dont know I am the only one in that situation?

May 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I don't know the pin for my Garmin Nuvi 255W. Help! I have used it a few times in the past. My granddaughter set up but she does not recall the pin either. Any way to bypass this or is there a way to...


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.

Apr 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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