Question about Garmin GPS Devices
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Go to Garmin website Updates & Downloads, Training Centre for Windows software version 3.4.1, click on download.
I previously deleted all saved couses on Training Centre, but don't know if this is relevant.
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
SOURCE: Garmin forerunner 305
Will it start up whilst in the cradle, charging?
Mine did, but will not charge up off the cradle. Turned out to be a duff battery/connections due to water getting into the device!
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
I have had the same problem. To fix it, I simultaneously hold down the "mode" and "reset" buttons for about 10 seconds. After releasing the buttons I power it up as normal. This has worked both times it has happened, and I got this fix from the Garmin website. My mileage totals are still in the history.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Training (enter) Work Outs (enter) Interval (enter) Time/Rest Time (enter) Enter 00:10:00 for time Enter 00:01:00 for rest time Make sure you have enough Reps set for your run. If in doubt set it very high (40) Scroll down and select done. You will have to scroll to this same page every time you want to use the 10's and 1's. Just cycle through the page with out changing anything and select done, you're ready to go!
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Might not be the battery.My wife's was always powering off during runs. Then it would not power on at all. There was a connection inside that wasn't making contact. But first First try cleaning the 4 brass connection tabs on the watch and check your charger to make sure the tabs are raised and not squished. Second try to reset the unit. Hit mode reset and power buttons all at the same time. Hold these for 3 seconds and then release. If these do not work here is what I did. There are no screws holding the unit together. I used a exacto blade to very carefully pry the unit apart along the side seam. It's not easy to do. Be very cautious and gentle. Work the thickness of the blade into the joint to gently wedge apart. You are not trying to remove material! Once apart you will see some brass fingers that make a connection between the upper and lower part of the unit. This is where the problem was with my wife's 305. I gently raised these tabs to make a better connection, It's been working ever since. I didn't try it before but try pressing very hard on the unit where it says Forerunner 305. The case is very hard so it might not work. But if it powers up when pushing you found your problem. Hope this helps.Here is a link I found on opening a 205 (Same process) http://ctorunner.googlepages.com/dismantleforerunner205 To put the unit back together use Automotive silicon/gasket maker.Use a tooth pick to put a VERY small amount of silicon around the entire seam. Put the two half's together and wrap tightly with electrical tape. Test the unit immediately to see if it powers on and off. If it does not open it back up and raise the small prongs more that make the connection from the bottom half to the top half. If any silicon squishes out the sides wipe with water and a rag.Let the unit sit over night. In the morning remove the tape.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
I used the battery from a sumsung hue cell phone.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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