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405 frozen My Garmin 405 has frozen. I stopped it at the end of the run but when I got it home it wouldn't download through the ANT agent. When I tried to change it I realised it was completely locked. I hadn't locked the Bezel, so it isn't that. It's been about 4 hours now and I can't do a thing with it. I am desperate. I live in Switzerland and bought this in England so I can't even take it back to the shop

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  • GreenBogie Mar 01, 2009

    On the way to the woods for my usual run round with the dog. Got there and realised my 405 had frozen on the date/time screen. Went for my run anyway hoping that it would come back to life. No joy. Got back and tried sticking it back on the charger to shock it back into life. No joy. Checked this site and followed advice I found "Push in both buttons and hold for 30 seconds". Joy. Its come back to life. Thanks for sorting me out guys. Shame I'll have to do the run again now!

  • Kailuakat Mar 21, 2009

    I've had the problem upon occasion as well. It was really bad before I found this solution when it'd occur at the beginning of a run!

    Also if you're at home you can just let the battery wear down and that'll unlock it as well. The runs will still be in there when you recharge it later for downloading.

    Aloha.

  • garmin405 Mar 22, 2009

    Thanks for the solution guys. This happened to me before the bike ride. After the force re-boot, the time was correct. There must be some strange combination we hit to force the watch into this frozen or stand by state.

    Watch was frozen with same time and date.

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I,ve been training for a charity run for months with my 405, loving it, but then this morning, race day the watch froze on time & date, I could not sort the problem out for fear of missing the start of the race!!!! I had to grab a crappy old sports watch to use which obviously wdn't give me any of the juicey race info I would have loved to download and mull over!! Tonight I have followed the 'hold the 2 buttons for approx 30 secs' and it WORKS!! Thankyou so much whoever suggested this. Good news, did run 3 mins faster than last years time :-)

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    Top advice, thanks all, and far quicker than trawling through the Garmin support site!

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I held both buttons in for about 30 seconds, as someone else had suggested. finally the screen went blank and then it came back as normal.

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Holding both buttons in for 15-20 seconds worked for me also - - THANKS!

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Try holding both buttons in for 10 seconds. That resets the watch. It worked for me.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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My 405 froze and i pushed the enter button and quit button for 30 seconds and it worked!!!! thank you guys for your help

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