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    i don't remember my pin number i been trying on the web site and i don't have the solution please help me



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Return it to owner. Or else go to the owners secret location where the GPS will unlock itself.

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Some GPS manufacturers provide a feature, which allows the GPS owner to assign a unlock access code or PIN to their GPS.

The PIN is designed to prevent your GPS from being used by an un-authorized user. It was also meant to be used a a deterrent to thieves, making the GPS useless if stolen.

When you set up the PIN, you will be asked to enter in a code. After you enter the last digit, you will be asked again for the code. This is to make sure that both entries match and verifies that the PIN that you requested will be the one written into memory.

Your PIN is written into non-volatile memory..... it's not a file that is accessible via USB communications between the GPS and a PC. You can't clear it by disconnecting the power or disconnecting the battery or letting the battery run down. There is no jumper or switch inside the GPS to reset it, so don't waste your time tearing your GPS apart in an attempt to clear it.

Now, after you set the PIN, you will be asked to set the "secure" location. This can be anywhere.... your work location, home, local gas station, school, etc. In order to set the secure location, your antenna must be up and you have to have a satellite lock. If you don't have a lock, the "set" key will be grayed out until you acquire a lock.

The secure location is your "back-up key" in case you forget your PIN. If you have forget your pin, all you have to do is physically go to the secure location. Make sure your antenna is up and that you have a satellite lock. When you are in the secure location, your GPS will NOT ask you for the PIN when you turn it on. You'll then be able to reach the main menu and change the PIN and secure location to something else if you desire.

If you have forgotten both the PIN and secure location, you are out of luck. You'll have to send your unit back to the manufacturer to have it unlocked. The manufacturer may charge you for this service.

Note: If you do send the unit back to the manufacturer to be unlocked and you are found not to be the original & rightful owner of the GPS and it's determined to be stolen, the manufacturer may contact law enforcement (they're policy on this is right on their website under FAQ's).

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It has to go back to garmin, the pin is written to non volatile memory, so a power interruption wont erase it. Garmin will reset it, if you are not the original owner and it is reported stolen Garmin will notify the police.

Basically the memory has to be flashed by garmin, sorry it is not what you want to hear, but don't dammage your gps trying to reset it by opening it up, that only voids the warranty and will cost you more money.

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