How do I perform a Master Reset on my Dakota?

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12/21/2011

There are a few instances in which you may want to perform a master reset on your Dakota, such as:

  • not receiving a satellite signal
  • want to restore the factory default settings
  • not functioning properly

All settings, user data*, and satellite data may be erased when resetting the GPS. User data can be backed up to the computer, therefore refer to the FAQ article "How do I back up user data from my outdoor GPS with a USB interface?" before performing the reset.

To perform the master reset:

  1. Power the device off
  2. Press and hold your finger on the upper left side of the display
  3. Power the device on while still maintaining pressure on the display
  4. Release on the display when the Do you really want to erase all user data? message appears
  5. Touch Yes

The Dakota is now reset. You will want to leave the device outside with a clear view of the sky for a minimum of 20 minutes to acquire satellite data.

*User data consists of waypoints, routes, tracks, and geocaches

Referenced Link:

https://buy.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.htm?caseId={7fdc4230-f13b-11df-ea12-000000000000}

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