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Garmin foretrex 301 will not power up

Hi, I have a problem with my Foretrex 301, when turned on it displays the welcome screen for a few seconds then switches off. No buttons work while the welcome screen is displayed, i have tryed the master reset but again the buttons will not work to select the yes option. any help is appreciated.

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Replace it. I think the battery is dead and unless you are up for cracking open the case it is done done for... You can always try a mast rest first though... Just google that one.

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SOURCE: Garmin Foretrex 101 won't respond to pushed buttons

while this may not be a fully working solution, have you guys tried pressing and holding the page button while at the same time pressing power. hold them in for a while and see what happens. it might just work. mine is sort of working after doing it a couple of times. page+power same time and hold longer than 5 sec just to be sure.

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You can download tracks and waypoints via EasyGPS for free, or ExpertGPS or Garmin Mapsource. These programmes will transfer waypoints, tracks and routes to your PC.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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You may have the contrast set wrong. After power up, wait about 15 sec. and use the arrow keys to adjust the contrast. Do not use any othe keys. This may be the problem. If not, try an auto reset.
Hoped this helped...
Kevin

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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Hoped this helped...
Kevin

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