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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.

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.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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I called Garmin and they gave me a simple procedure to fix this problem. Turn the nuvi off. Plug the nuvi into a mini-usb cable connected to your PC. Wait until the nuvi screen displays a picture a nuvi connected to a PC. Disconnect the nuvi and it's fixed.

It lasted a few months before the keyboard started losing letters again. I'm going to call again and see if I can't get a permanant solution.

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SOURCE: i do not remember my code to unlock garmin nuvi

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1121692-lost_pin_garmin_lock_nuvi_series
go to that website at the bottom it shows you that you have to make a secure location so you have to go to the secure location to unlock it and change it again so you should have made a secure location when you set up the pin code

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: system software missing garmin 250w

If the unit indicates "software/firmware missing", then you can only try to re-install firmware by running WebUpdater again. If it doesn't work, then the unit has to be sent to service to have it re-flashed.

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