I think the true purpose of the pin is for another income stream to garmin they want $110 to unlock it. If not then why not just register a pin when you register for the warranty then just use your MY GARMIN to get it when you need it???
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Re: Garmin Nuvi PIN reset?
I can't believe you even admit to owning stolen property.
Yes multiple attempts will lock the garmin, And you will only be able to unlock it by going to the security location that was used when the security pin was input into the system.
Unfortunately, even if you perform master reset on Garmin GPS unit, it does not reset Garmin Lock security feature, which password-protect most Garmin electronic devices to deter theft. If you forget the PIN or password unlock code to unlock the Garmin unit, the best solution is to bring it to Garmin to get unlocked. “Secure Location” does not unlock a locked Garmin unit either as it’s only a temporary fix as when it’s turn on outside the security location, the device is locked again."
So unfortunately, there is only one option: You have to send your nüvi into the Garmin, who can unlock it. Remember original receipt.
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The only way you can register that gps is have the original owner call Garmin and have them release it from his account, otherwise you could not use it or get it registered..... all Garmin GPS are registered to unlock maps....and all have a SECURITY FEATURE in them in case of lost or stolen.
You actually have two problems; you won't just need the pin code, but will need to know at which location the pin code was set.
The system is designed to make stolen Nuvi's useless and cannot be bypassed without internal hardware changes which will cost more than replacing the unit. Unless you can obtain the pin code AND take the Nuvi to the location it was originally entered then it's totally unusable.
Chalk it down to experience and resell yours as being for spares or repairs.
Take it back and get your money back, as it is probably stolen. The PIN cannot be broken as it is set by the original user and cannot be reset by a third party. Even Garmin will not reset it without the original receipt from a Garmin dealer.
Take it back to the seller and try to get your money back. The seller does not provide the PIN number. The new user sets the PIN number and the security location. If you purchased this from a Garmin dealer, send it to Garmin with your original receipt and they will unlock it for you. If you purchased it privately, it was probably stolen. Garmin will not reset without an original receipt from a dealer.
Nope, the PIN is set by the original user and can't be broken. Even Garmin won't reset it without an original receipt from a Garmin dealer. If you weren't given the PIN when you bought it second hand, it was probably stolen.
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.
Owners can select a pin code to use which locks the unit preventing use by theives. Sat Nav theft is a big market. The unit needs to be sent to Garmin who will verify you are the registered owner and unlock it for you. If you bought at a market is there a good chance it may have been stolen?