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My forerunner will no longer turn on or even charge, can they be repaired or am I best to buy a new unit?

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Garmin will repair it for about eighty bucks.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

But first, try cleaning the electrical contacts on the forerunner and the cradle by rubbing them with a pencil eraser. The slight abrasive should remove any oxidation on the metal. A bad contact between the unit and the cradle could be your problem.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

  • rebpomeroy Nov 20, 2010

    OMG! That is the craziest thing and it worked! I have been having trouble with mine showing a charge once it is docked into the cradle. It has gotten worse and worse over the last few months and finally today wouldn't charge at all! So I tried your pencil eraser trick and IT WORKED! Thanks so much!

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