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G'day, I have the Edge205 and cannot get to operate, fully charged battery, and will not recognise connection to computer, can you advise please as to how I can get started, thanks Ken

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To fix this problem you will need to download the latest version of Training Centre from the Garmin website and also update your units software.
Update Training Centre:

  1. Close Training Centre if its open on your PC
  2. Visit http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=835
  3. Click Download
  4. Click Run when prompted
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to update Training Centre on your PC
Update the software on the device:
  1. Visit: http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to Download WebUpdater
  3. Click Run when prompted
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install WebUpdater
  5. WebUpdater will run automatically once installation is complete
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to update your Edge
If the above steps do not correct the issue, then you can carry out a master reset on the unit as a last resort:
Note: The master reset will clear all user data including training history from the unit

  1. Turn off the Edge
  2. Hold down Mode + Power
  3. Select Yes when the unit asks if you want to erase all user data
  4. After resetting your Edge, leave it with a clear view of the sky for about 30 minutes without moving it to acquire a GPS fix

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