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NUVI 200W Another PIN Unlock Question...

My dad just passed away and I'd like to use his GPS in my car and sell his. I've taken the unit to every location I can imagine without success. Dad was a bit of a security bug and apparently went someplace random only he would know to set it. There has to be a way to reset this with software. I have all the stuff that came with it including the original box...

Thanks for any advice.

Peace - Donald

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    IM FORGET THE SECURITY PIN OF MY GARMIN NUVI 200W. HOW CAN I UNLOCK NOW

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No, there is no way to reset the PIN with software. Your only options are the enter the correct PIN, take the unit to the location at which the PIN was entered, or send the unit to Garmin.

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