Question about Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver
I have tried this on my Garmin 205:
1) Turn the GPS while holding on the lower-right corner of the screen as the GPS powers up. Keep your fingers there until a message box appears. 2) Select "Yes" when the message box asks if you want to clear all user data. As a result, all original settings will be restored and any saved items will be immediately erased. You can now reset your password.
Before doing this procedure, please do a backup of your SD-micro card by copying the contents to another similar memory card.
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Page 37 of this manual gives some tips:
Basically, if you want to turn the system on, just return to your "Security Location."
If you want to reset the 4-digit code you will need to send your nuvi to Garmin and provide proof of purchase or valid registration.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
To reset the GPS, put your thumbnail under the Garmin logo and pull off the faceplate. Press the reset button.
If you still need PIN, you can either drive to secure location to unlock the GPS and if you don't know it, the only other way to unlock it is to contact Garmin.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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
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 06, 2010
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