Way to reset vintage Magellan GPS 3000?

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    I have a very old Magellan GPS 3000 that is having an issue that I think might be fixed by resetting it but I can't figure out how to do that. When I put batteries in it and then push down the battery cover it automatically turns on. It searches and is able to figure out where it is but the displayed date is wrong (1997) and none of the buttons work. I know it's old and I should just throw it away but I'm having trouble giving up on it. Can anyone help?
     
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    There are some similar posts here :-
    https://www.gps-forums.com/threads/magellan-gps-3000-problem.18865/
    One post says he was allowed to enter the correct date after resetting, unfortunately he does not mention how to reset

    Garmin GPSs from around 1997 had a date rollover problem, your unit may have a similar problem, see link (Click HERE)
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    You can initialise your 3000 and then enter the time/date, see user manual page 12 :-
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    Thanks Nuvi-Nebie. Yes, I would initialize my 3000 and enter the date except that I can't do that because none of the buttons work after it powers on and finds my location. That's the problem I'm having, Looks like I'm going to have to give up on it.
     
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    Sorry I miss-interpreted what you said, I thought you were saying that non of the buttons work to fix a specific problem, rather than they didn't work at all, If you can't fix the buttons the unit isn't going to function even if you correct the date. It seems very likely that one or more buttons are 'stuck' down, possibly the Power button? and this is preventing any other buttons working
     
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