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My forerunner 201 won't turn on. It shows a full charge when I connect it to the charger, and will turn on when connected to the charger. After disconnecting it from the charger it won't turn on again.

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You might be able to get the unit to power on by re-installing the unit software. Get the Garmin WebUpdater to install the current version again, which will reset the device into the on state once it's done.

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