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Garmin forerunner 205 will not stay OFF and none of the buttons respond.

If I turn it off using the off button it immediately turns itself on again, starts locating satelites then goes to the normal timing page, yet it won't start timing or do anything else when any of the buttons are pressed. It seems to be charging ok and connects and transfers date to the Garmin Training Centre. I've tried the soft reset but it immediately switches itself on and back to non responsive mode. If i try the hard reset and have to lose oall my date can I put it back on the Garmin from the info stored on the Training Centre software?

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Yes you can restore your data from the TC after a hard reset. You have to go thtrough the setup menu like chose which language etc first.
Well I have exactly the same problem as you and a hard reset did not work either ...
Upgrading / downgrading the firmware also did not work.... the thing keeps on switching itself on regardless....
Do you have found out something more in the mean time?

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

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SOURCE: Forerunner 205 won't sync with computer to download history

This guy had a fix. Don't know yet if it works. Basically, get latest software....

http://www.fixya.com/support/t235113-computer_problem_communicating

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Training Centre switches itself off when I connect Garmin to PC

Well,
without any logical thinking behind, I decided to try to download the new version of the Training Centre.
After I did that, the Training Centre stopped quitting, but would not read the Garmin data. I checked the reason for this lack of communication and found out I had made a few changes to the my profile on the Training Centre and the Garmin - therefore - had different settings. Maybe this is what caused the problem in the first place. I told the Training Centre to use the device setting and the problem disappeared.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin forerunner 205 won't stay

The battery circuit connects to the main board with spring clips, near the top of the case. If the case is coming open it can cause the unit to spontaneously turn off. These spring clips may also be a little corroded from sweat or water that has leaked into the unit. Try squeezing the top of the unit gently a few times to wiggle the clips inside the case.

If you feel up to it you can open the case, clean and bend the clips, and seal it back up with silicone adhesive.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I change my garmin forerunner 205 from miles to kilometers

To change this setting go to the menu on the Forerunner by pressing the Mode button then follow the steps below:

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select Units
  4. Select Distance and/or Elevation and change this to Metric if you wish to see the measurement units in kilometres and metres, select Statute if you wish to see units in miles and feet

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Missing training data from my Garmin 305....

Unless you created a "back up file" with the Training Center software unfortunatly you will not be able to retrieve the data.

Regular back ups will insure you do not lose information in the future.

To back up your data in the Training Center go to "File" and "Back up" I believe the early version of the Training Center did not have the Back up feature so you would then need to use the "File" Export" option.

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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