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Garmin 305 won't charge and is dead. - Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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  • bomberbill Jan 08, 2009

    It was working fine then nothing. There was no obvious cause??

  • laura_j_stra Jan 12, 2009

    Yes..I charged it. But when I went to use it it was not charged and then it would not charge or turn on...but I did a coupe of the suggestion eraser and hard reset...and then it started working. Have not tried to charge it since then. I will see what happens next time.

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FixFox posted a solution to this, worked for me.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t627680-wont_turn

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Garmin Forerunner 305 won't turn on and won't charge. Is there a fix or is this it for the device?


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