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Screen freezes and display faints

My garmin 405 was working briliantly until I ran this morning with a full battery charge and after 2 kilometers it just went blank! I have subsequently recharged the battery after which the display showed very faintly and was stuck on one specific time. After that I have pressed both buttons for 30 seconds and that seems to reboot it. However after a short time (10 minutes?) the display fades again and the time does not change!! I have probably done it 3 times throughout the day and am now ready to throw my watch away!!! Please help...

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  • lshlesinger Jun 03, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. I actually did exactly that! I allowed the battery to drain and then recharged it to about 50%. It seems fine. I have not trained with it yet but at least it does not freeze! If it does not work I will change the battery. Could the battery be damaged because I recharged it using a usb adaptor for a wall plug?

  • lshlesinger Jun 03, 2009

    I have used it on my computer's usb port this time. ( I normally do except for once or twice on the usb adapter )It is a bit tricky to discharge it fully. It could mean that you run out of battery before the end of a run! What would be the quickest way to discharge it?

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    Shannon Greer May 11, 2010

    how old is the battery? could be a bum battery. I would start by allowing the battery to drain completely and then recharging to full. If that didnt work I'd try with a new battery

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Hopefully the usb adapter just confused the battery. Did you use it this time or a regular plug? Its always best to fully discharge a battery and fully recharge it for the next use. They will lose life and malfunction otherwise. Glad you've had some luck, hopefully it will work just fine now.

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