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Edge 705 does not power up

Resetting by using mode + restart/lap does not work

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  • paul partr Dec 24, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my 705 unit will not power up, has been fully charged, pressing reset+mode simultaneously does nothing ?

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When you want to give a hard reset you have to press the mode button en the on/off button, after a few seconds you get a question if you want to delete some things.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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Hopefully this will fix your problem.

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