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Garmin Forerunner 205 Battery won't charge. A few

Garmin Forerunner 205 Battery won't charge. Reset doesn't work. A few day's ago I could use him for hours. After I turn him of, I couldn't start him, or charge him. There is just nothing to see on the screen. Warming him up doesn't help. Please help!

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  • gennylyn Feb 21, 2009

    I have a similar problem. It wuoldn't start, charge or connect to my PC. Hitting mode/reset at the same time follwed by the on button got it to start, but did not fix the other two problems.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    My 205 will not start either. I bought a new cradle thinking it was bad but it still does not work. Turns on fine but will not charge nor will it talk to my computer. Have had it over a year with no problems and now it just has stopped recharging. I have no solution.

  • garminuser1 May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, too.  Garmin was fine yesterday, was charged full in the cradle connected to the computer - today - nothing.  Can't get it to turn on or anything.  Wondering if the lithium battery needs to be replaced?  I guess you have to send it back for that?

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Hey everyone. Just called Garmin and got it fixed. Sometimes the forerunner goes into power saver mode and needs to be reset

1. Hook up the usb cable and docking station to the computer.
2. Next, hook up your forerunner to the Docking station - It should pop up saying battery charging in progress
3. Leave it all hooked up and Hold the Mode and Lap/Reset Button together for 15 seconds - screen should go blank.
4. Let both go - should pop back up saying battery charging in progress.
5. Let Charge 20 minutes and it should be good to go.

Hope this helps!!!

Kenny

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

  • ebike Feb 11, 2011

    I tried this and it still comes up within a few seconds saying battery charge complete yet when I power it up it off the docking cradle it says battery low.

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I had the same problem, the unit face was a bit loose and when I pressed the edges down while the unit was on the charging cradle, the charging notice appeared. But when I released the edges, the charging stopped. So I opened up the unit, cleaned the edges the super-glued the face back on. The Garmin charges fine now.

The face is easy to pry off, I think the plastic housing gets distorted over time and the top face doesn't seat very well. But super-glue worked well in this case, hopefully it'll last.

Posted on May 28, 2010

  • ebike Feb 11, 2011

    try the testing and contact cleaning per this sitehttp://www.jimandkatrin.com/CodeBlog/pos...

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