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Garmin forerunner 305 keeps turning off

I have been using my garmin for quite sometime. For some reason it turns off one or two times during my hour walk. It is driving me crazy. It is not a battery is low problem so I just can't figure it out. I walk almost the same route everyday but I don't think it is turning off necessarily in the same exact place. Please help.I have the same problem. Todt, here is my additional dummy question: How did you manage to open the Garmin 305? Thanks!

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  • akkson Feb 16, 2009

    Thanks. The warranty is over anyway. Here's my actual question: Any insights on how to actually open the Garmin device?

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If this unit has been stored in a trunk or in high temperature situations, this can cause this type of situation to occur. this may be permanent damage.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 16, 2009

    1. Locate the circular battery cover on the back of the heart rate monitor.
    2. Use a coin to twist the cover counter-clockwise so the arrow on the cover points to open.
    3. Remove the cover and replace the battery with the positive side up.
    4. use a coin to twist the cover clockwise so the arrow on the cover points to close.


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    Michael Masters Feb 16, 2009

    Hi again, i have provide a link so you can have access to the owners manual. Click here to access the manual.

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Gps information in detail with troubleshoot
http://gpsinformation.org/dale/Palm/iQue3600.htm
the model is different but the system of disassembling is very same, do only if you r familiar with this technical jobs.otherwise it can be damasged.if taken risk.the instructions are mentioned .

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Possibly a loose connection would need to open it to inspect it, are you sure you want to open it? it will void the warranty if its still intact and in warranty.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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