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Enter button on Garmin Forerunner 305 not working

The button feels right when pressed but there is no audible beep and it will not change screens. All other buttons work fine and it charges properly.

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the garmin gps often use a soft rubber in their contruction
either wait til the unit is out of the heat or use a bit more pressure to push the button doen firmly

the map60 range has the same issue with the power on/off buttons
there is no replacement parts as its built into the case


Posted on Nov 21, 2007


SOURCE: GARMIN 305 Forerunner wont transfer data to PC

For Pc users:

Go to Garmin website Updates & Downloads, Training Centre for Windows software version 3.4.1, click on download.

I previously deleted all saved couses on Training Centre, but don't know if this is relevant.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

SOURCE: Forerunner 305 won't charge

Had the same problem. Turned out I only *thought* it was the cradle and/or cable being finicky. Actually, the problem was one of the four contact points on the back of the 305 had oxidized and if all 4 don't make good contact with the cradle, it won't charge. Apparently, manipulating the cable only coincidentally helped, if/when it did help, perhaps by subtly shifting the contact point so that a less oxidized part made contact.
Anyway, rubbing the contact points with a pencil eraser cleans them enough to get a good charge. I've had to break out the eraser every 2-4 weeks.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Will it start up whilst in the cradle, charging?

Mine did, but will not charge up off the cradle. Turned out to be a duff battery/connections due to water getting into the device!


Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My Garmin forerunner 305 will not turn on.

I have had the same problem. To fix it, I simultaneously hold down the "mode" and "reset" buttons for about 10 seconds. After releasing the buttons I power it up as normal. This has worked both times it has happened, and I got this fix from the Garmin website. My mileage totals are still in the history.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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My Garmin Forerunner 305 quit working at mile 15-ish during my 26.2-mile journey. There was a faint sound but the screen was blank. It doesn't seem to charge. I tried soft reboot by pressing on the MODE...

Try hard reset.

Hold mode + start for ten seconds (device off beforehand). Keep holding then pulse push lap/reset button.

You get a screen asking to return to default settings. You will loose all your data, but device should work then

Sep 26, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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How can I change my Garmin 305 from miles to kilometers?

Hit Mode till you see History,Training,Navigation, and Setting. Scrol to Settings using the down arows on the right hand side of the watch. On the same side of the watch hit Enter.
Hit enter on General.
Scroll down to Units (You can't see it right away, you have to scroll down) hit Enter on Units. There you can change to Metric.

Mar 17, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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How do i change my forerunner 305 from kilometrs to miles

Hit Mode till you see settings- (arrow down to Settings and press enter)
Then General (enter)
Arrow down to Units (You hav to arrown down 7 times) (enter)
You will see Metric.... change it to Statute. (enter)

Nov 20, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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The top right side button will not scroll up on my garmin forerunner 305 therefore i cannot get to certain things the button is just not working


Is it still within warranty? This is a fault that needs to be sorted by Garmin as the unit is waterproof and needs to be tested..

If the warranty is up your local Garmin dealer should still be able to facilitate the return for you..

Oct 09, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Won't turn on or charge

Press Mode (bottom left side button) and Reset (left front button) simultaneously, let go, then press On (top left side button).

Jul 28, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My garmin 305

Press and hold the mode and lap buttons for 10 seconds, then release. Most of the time, that will fix it. Garmin has a sort of sleep mode programmed in for certain situations. If that doesn't work, I have had wonderful success with Garmin tech support.

May 16, 2009 | Heartbeat Garmin Forerunner 305 Gps...

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My Forerunner 305 was working when I ran today.  I just went to download and the 305 is completely dead.  No display when pressing 'on', and none in charging deck. What do you recommend? Thank you.

Press the reset and mode button simutaneously to reset watch

...then press the mode and start button at the same time for several seconds to start the watch up

Dec 22, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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No more beeps

Sweat gets into the unit and eats away at the little beeper. Check out the link....

Nov 09, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Reast set my garmin


These are the instructions for the hard reset
( data loss will occur ) backup any wanted data.
With the unit "OFF"
Press and keep holding the "MODE" button
Press and keep holding the "POWER" button
Release the "POWER" button
Release the "MODE" button

The unit will ask if you are sure you want to perform a full reset
WARNING (you will loose all stored data)
Reply by pressing "ENTER" button.
The unit has now been reset. You now need to enter your Garmin Forerunner personal data.

This is the reset for this device.

Hope this helps

Aug 04, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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NO life in my Forerunner 305

There is a hidden recessed button on the right side of the Garmin. Press this button and it should reset the unit and it should turn on immediately.

Jan 13, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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