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Unlocking garmin nuvi 680

Like the other blogs posted I also cannot unlock my device. It was a gift and am trying to figure out to unlock it without having to send it to Garmin. Any suggestions?

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  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    no I don't have the manual.

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    no i dont have the manual

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    After resetting the factorty settings by holding the screen w/power button I got the white screen with the black dot and followed the directions and still it is asking for the PIN number.



    I don't know what you mean by Right-up, Left up... there are no directional buttons to press to correspond with that. I only have a numeric keypad screen that asks for me to enter PIN.

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    After resetting the factorty settings by holding the screen w/power button I got the white screen with the black dot and followed the directions and still it is asking for the PIN number.

    I don't know what you mean by Right-up, Left up... there are no directional buttons to press to correspond with that. I only have a numeric keypad screen that asks for me to enter PIN.

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    The manual only references resetting the device using the reset button on the back which I tried before using the forum.

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    If anyone has any other suggestions let me know... I've already tried resetting the device using the reset button and resetting the manufacturers settings with no luck.

  • magic01 Jun 25, 2008

    Thanks for the assistance but no one has offered any solutions that remedy the situation. I've tried all resets none of which clear PIN.

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Try registering at link below Register your Garmin product
https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces

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Your best bet would be to call them, dont send it in but call them... or try something simple such as 1234 ? There are also websites out there that will get the code (only problem is they want you to fork over your cash)

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Try to calibrate the gps by pressing and holding the power button for 20 seconds until calibration screen come out and then follow the steps displayed there try this maybe of help...

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One can enter a four-digit security code that requires anyone without (or forgets) the code to return to the "Secure Area" to unlock the unit. Otherwise, it must be returned to Garmin to get it unlocked.

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 25, 2008

    Ask the seller for the Garmin lock pin, location, or a refund on the stolen GPS. I'd hope it's not easy to unlock the GPS without the pin or security location. Perhaps you should record the serial # of my Garmin so that if it's stolen you can report it to Garmin and hope they don't unlock it for whoever sends it in ?

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 25, 2008

    Your only options are to find the seller or send the unit to Garmin

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 25, 2008

    One can enter a four-digit security code that requires anyone without (or forgets) the code to return to the "Secure Area" to unlock the unit. Otherwise, it must be returned to Garmin to get it unlocked.


    useful info:
    http://gpsinformation.info/nuvi/660/660....

    Ask the seller for the Garmin lock pin, location, or a refund on the stolen GPS. I'd hope it's not easy to unlock the GPS without the pin or security location. Perhaps you should record the serial # of my Garmin so that if it's stolen you can report it to Garmin and hope they don't unlock it for whoever sends it in ?


    Your only options are to find the seller or send the unit to Garmin

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Here's a link for the manual. There is also a preset location for unlocking without the pin.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi680_OwnersManual.pdf

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    Ryan Rogers Jun 25, 2008

    Unfortunately, if you don't have the pin or security location, then your only other option is sending it to Garmin.

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Have you got manual for your gps devices

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  • gopinath pasupathy Jun 25, 2008

    try this one to unlock your gps

    Right up, left up, left down, left up, right up, left up

    if this doesnot work try this to reset to factory settings



    1- Turn off unit.

    2- press and hold the bottom right corner of the screen.

    3-While still pressing and holding bottom right corner, press and hold power button and continue holding both until a white screen appears with a black dot.

    4- follow the on screen directions and your unit will be back to the day you first got it.

  • gopinath pasupathy Jun 25, 2008

    try this one
    you can drive to the specific "Secure" location". A secure location is a saved location on the map where you can unlock the GPS
    even if you've forgotten the PIN code

  • gopinath pasupathy Jun 25, 2008

    if you own the serial number ....then you can insert it in garmin site and get unlock code .........if you dont have then no other chance you have to send it to garmin to get unlocked

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