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Elevation stuck at 20000m. Grade and total ascent not working.

The problem occured after cycling in the rain. All other data workink ok. It is outside guarantee.

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  • george252 Nov 18, 2008

    I do not think so since all other data are working fine. I cycled in the rain in the past with no problems.

  • george252 Nov 18, 2008

    when you say open the gadget what do you mean? How do I open it?

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It can be reset by pressing the 'Mode' and 'Reset' (lap) buttons at the same time.

In addition, please make sure that the device has the latest softwareversion available. To update the software, please use the followinglink:
http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/


Or try the following with the unit switched off.

  • Press and hold the mode button whilst powering up the unit.
  • You will see a message "do you really want to erase all user data" select yes.
Once you have done this leave the unit with a clear view of the sky to update a fresh almanac.

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Yes it is outside warranty you can check for more details click on this link

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/


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Hi, I would remove the battery, overnight to reset the unit, and get a new seal for the unit,or take it to a watch repairman and have him fit a new battery and seal to it for you. He will also clean the switches and so on, return case integrity to the unit. Happy to talk to you more about it.

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HI,

- Open the gadget
- Look for a moist in the main board and clean it using a lighter fluid and a tissue.
- Use a dryer and dry it well.
Please dont rate me if not satisfied with my suggestions. Thank you for using fixya..

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It is quite sure the water might have gone into the unit that might be causing it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Nov 18, 2008

    I think you should take the battery off the unit and then use the hair drier to dry it completely.
    hope this will fix the issue.


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    Legin Varghese Nov 18, 2008

    i want you reset.

    Turn the unit off.
    If you cannot turn it off, due to a "lock up", leave the system
    the drain the battery.

    With the unit "OFF"

    Press and keep holding
    the "MODE" button

    Press and keep holding
    the "POWER" button

    Release the "POWER"
    button

    Release the "MODE"
    button

    The unit will ask
    if you are sure you want to perform a full reset (you will loose all
    stored data)

    Reply by pressing
    "ENTER" button.

    The unit has now
    been reset.
    Let me know the status ....Kevin.


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