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Nuvi 200 unlock code

I bought my nuvi at a garage sale, it was unlocked then, now my kids were playing with it and some how its locked. It didn't come with any software or manual or anything. Not too sure what to do now, please help!

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  • justkiddingx May 11, 2008

    Snohomish, Wa

  • josyfelix Aug 12, 2008

    Nuvi was locked by my 3 yr old. It is asking me to return to my security location, I do not know when and where it happen? Can anyone help?

    I have hit the reset button by the serial number and it still did not work. It is still locked.

  • kgaoza4marry Feb 16, 2009

    my nuvi was locked by a friend of myn. i borowed him my nuvi and he changed my code and nw he forgot wat he put as a new code.plz help email me at kgaozamakoti@gmail.com

  • baby3 Apr 24, 2009

    PLEASE HELP ME GET THE PIN NUMBER FOR MY GARMIN NUVI 200 -------CODE ON THE BOTTOM IS 1CB232680 CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THE PIN NUMBER OR NOT .MY 4 YEAR OLD LITTLE BOY GOT A HOLD OF IT AND NOW I CAN'T REMEMBER MY PIN NUMBER PLEASE HELP ME.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THANK YOU .....SAM

  • kay-kay142 May 02, 2009

    I just bought a Garmin nuvi 200 on ebay when I received it the darn thing is locked and I can't figure it out. It will not let me do anything. Please help I just moved to a big city and really need it to find my way around
    email me kay-kay@swbell.net

  • dbiggs45 May 11, 2010

    nuvi lock and cant unlock it bought at garage sale

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I know how to fix it first send me an email to g.luis_54@yahoo.com

then take the file that i send you and save it to the desktop
hook up your garmin to the computer
and open the start thing
find computer then open it...
find garmin
then open the other garmin folder inside it
drag the file that you saved on your desktop to the garmin folder
close it
then unplug the unit....
and presto you are finished....

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I hit a button on my GPS Garmin Nuvi 200 and now I cant unlock it. If I installed a code I cant rememebr what it is Ive had the unit about 3 years now.

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Here's the deal - while some of these posts are legitimate, some may actually be people who obtained stolen units that are locked. The only way to get these unlocked is to actually SEND the unit to Garmin and they will confirm that you are the rightful owner and then unlock the unit. If you cannot prove rightful ownership, then you are in possession of a nice paperweight. As it should be. :)

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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Send your unit to Garmin. Chances are if you got it a "garage" sale and its locked it's because whoever actually owned it put in a PIN so when it got stolen, whoever ended up with it (you) would get to enjoy their stolen property. Do the real owners a favor and look it up on stolen911.com and check the stolen GPS database there. Then return it to its rightful owner.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • Lynette Blackard Mar 11, 2011

    Sometimes people do get rid of Garmin's, a passed on relative or upgrade replacement. Be sweet, that was kinda judgmental and a mean accusation to a buyer of a used Garmin. After all, how is the buyer to know if the sale was like mentioned? Innocent sales CAN and do happen!

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Kids playing with it

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Ilike have a unlock or how can i unlock garmin nuvi 200,thanks.

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Hi Justkiddingx,

Where do you live?

Posted on May 11, 2008

  • graygo May 12, 2008

    No idea where that is but assume it's N America somewhere.
    You could try calling support on one of these numbers-



    • 1-800-800-1020 (U.S.)

    • 1-866-429-9296 (Canada)

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I know of 3 people who have had their cars broken into with the sole purpose of getting their GPS systems. Locations & why don't mattter: but I have to ask you geniuses who know how to unlock these systems, should u have your house broken into & ur stuff sold around the country with the help of others who will facilitate unlock codes for your secured gadgets? If u want to cap the crime, don't participate. Send your GPS to Garmin (e.g. write off as tax expense, etc). On the other hand get ur services at the 'corner' as u wish.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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