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I have a Garmin nuvi 1300. I bought it off craigslist and got screwed. I turn it on and it requests a pin or security location. It doesn't tell me where to go to unlock and i cant seem to thin of a pin. Ive tried holding the bottom right corner trick with no luck. Anyone please help im taking a trip to Texas in a week and would like to have my gps.

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Yep you did. OK try this, go to www.garmin.com at the top of the page where it says My Garmin at the top right of the web page. Set up a new account. Once you do that then contact technical support either by phone or by email and ask them how to reset the pin. Just explain your circumstances there nice people to deal with.

I hope this helps you out, and if it does please leave me a YES on the page you received my response on. Thank you

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