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My Garmin 305 is not working. IT will not power on.

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I've had the same problem for a few months. Only workaround is to press the lap and mode buttons together and then press the on button. Should come on in about 5 seconds.

Now can't launch training centre and no maps shown in garmin connect.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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