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Garmin Edge 305 missing gps tracking information

I just came back from a cycling trip in Europe and for some reason I've lost the gps information (map plotting) on several of the trips that I did. I still get the lap information including distance and time but the gps tracking info is missing and therefore I cannot plot any graphs for those rides. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Garmin Edge 305 missing gps tracking information

Do you get the graphs for the most recent rides OK, but not the first ones on your trip?

If so, the memory is full. The Edge 305 will hold around 15 - 20 hours of cycling if you use the "smart recording" mode - any more and it starts to overwrite earlier trips (though the summary info in "History" is preserved). The only way around this is to download rides to a PC regularly (not really an option if you are away from a computer!).

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firstly the reason it cant see corresponding countries is that the garmin units treat each map as seperate , the only way to rectify it is to copy the maps folder from your device to your pc then delete the maps from your device and then download the western europe whole map, doing it this way will give you the space you require plus it will allow you to choose any of the countries in the map

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Garmin edge 305 screen not on. went over some very rough roads and lost the screen. can hear beeps when i push some buttons but no screen. tried the soft and hard resets described by some w/o success.

Probably a bad contact inside then.

Be careful however to update the device and hard reset it once again before trying opening it.

If device under warranty please send back to Garmin, if you open oit warranty will end automatically.

If none of this is possible then try trick posted at following site :

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Garmin nuvi 1300 Query

Usually they come preloaded with some maps and you purchase additional ones. Check the manual that came with it or the box and that should tell you which ones it has. Generally speaking a basic unit bought in the UK will come with UK & Ireland preloaded, more expensive unit may have UK, Ireland & Europe and the most expensive may have all three plus USA. It's unlikely you will have 'lost' your USA map. The unit should have a 'drop down' menu which allows you to choose which map to load. Hope this helps!

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My edge 305 turns off intermittantly during rides and is not mapping the routes I ride completely

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Uploading info from the Edge 305

Apperently my unit had some old data prior to my purchase, (amzon selling returned equipment I imagine)

Anyway, I did a hard reset, (turn the power on while holding the mode button down) Erases all history. I then paired up my accessories again, tested it in 1 second mode and smart recording mode. The hard reset seemed to work for me. My 305 edge is now downloading map and graph data to my PC. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.

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Garmin 305 is off and wont come back on.

You have to soft reset it first, and if not solving, then try hard reset.

Soft reset : hold lap/reset with mode key for some seconds
Hard reset : hols start and mode, then pulse on lap/reset.

after soft reset hold on/off for up to ten seconds before it starts.
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No. When you plug in the SD card, the Nuvi will load the map from your SD card. Once you get to the main menu, select the wrench symbol, then the map symbol and then "map info". You should see both the US and Europe map. Make sure the Europe map is checked. You can uncheck the US map. This is how you switch between maps. The reason why you have to have the extra map on the SD card is because the Nuvi can only have one map on it's internal drive, one at a time.

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The above link no longer works.
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I made this surgery and it now works great.

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