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I just bought a nuvi 205w from a pawn shop and they could not tell what the pin was to unlock it. How can I make my new gps functional again?

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Once the pin number is entered the only way to change it or remove it, if you don't know it, is to send it back to garmin with proof of ownership. This is to stop thieves being able to use them. If you got a receipt from the pawnshop that should do as proof. If not it would be a good idea to go back and ask for one. Garmin contact details can be had at http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

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Garmin Lock works by using either a 4 digit pin code or by taking the unit back to a preset security location. Although Garmin warn that this should NOT be the user's home address, that's what it normally is. If you know where the last owner lived then you can try going to that location to see if it unlocks, but if you knew that piece of information you could just ask the last owner...

It came from a pawn shop though, so it's very unlikely that you know who the last owner was or where he/she lived.

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Purchased device from a pawn shop who states a customer locked it in the store. brought it and researched on line and it appears only sending it to garmin will work. Hard to believe no one has figured it...


If a customer had locked the unit in a pawn shop, it would unlock in the same pawn shop as this would be the security location. And why would you buy a GPS you could not use? You have three options for unlocking a PIN locked Garmin GPS:

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3 - Send the unit back to Garmin

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I bought a garnim nuvi 205w from a pawn shop it has a password on it. Is there a code to unlock this unit. My next step is to send it to garmin or back to the pawn shop.


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*put on 22 awg copper cable in the main chip on upper right pin and touch softly the + pole of a 3V batery.
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