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Garmin not working even after same reset and mode button reboot

I have a garmin 305 did the funky thing where it rotated through the screen and I could not shut it off. Finally battery went dead and shut off. I then read on the net how to rebot to get it to turn on. I have done this reboot thing 3 times now it doesnt work at all it will turn on then just off. do the 2 button press and nothing no power until I put it on the charger take it off no power!!! havent used it in 3 weeks and am really frustrated any ideas anyone???

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    i have the same problem. been limping along for about a year having to do the soft reset. now it works, but dies within seconds. mine is about 2 years old, so it might be time to get a new one?

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Not sure to catch all you did. Apparently your battery is discharged. So you should plug your device on charging via USB. Wait for a while (1 hour) then reset the device (Hold mode and lap/reset for 10 seconds, release, then hold start for ten seconds

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Hi Have had this happen to me also, try pressing the mode and reset at same time also try lightly tapping frame of garmin on desk (easy though). if this still fails put it on your bike and go for spin??? hope first suggestion works as it did fr me

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