How to Do a Hard Reset on a Garmin GPS

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Perform a hard reset to your Garmin GPS to resolve errors or freezes with the units operating system. Like any piece of complex technology, the Garmin GPS depends on operating software to perform the navigation functions. If the software experiences an error, freeze or other issue, your unit can stop operating properly. Use the reset feature of your GPS to perform a hard reset to the GPS receiver's software and get the unit back up and working.

  • Find the "Reset" button on the rear of the Garmin GPS.

  • Remove the power cable from the rear of the Garmin GPS.

  • Press the "Reset" button to perform the hard reset.

  • Connect the Garmin to the power adapter.

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