How do I perform a master reset on my GPS/GPSMAP 60 series device?

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There are a few instances in which you may want to perform a master reset on your GPS/GPSMAP 60 series device, including the following:

  • Not receiving a satellite signal
  • Restoring the factory default settings
  • Not functioning properly

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

To perform a master reset:

  1. Ensure the device is powered off
  2. Press and hold Page and Enter
  3. Power on the device while continuing to hold Page and Enter
  4. Release on the buttons once the Do you really want to erase all user data? message appears
  5. Select Yes

The device is now reset. You may need 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

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