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Garmin forerunner 301

The mode button has stopped working on my garmin forerunner 301. can it be repaired or is it just as cheep to buy a new one?

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  • lmwongpan May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. Mode stopped working until I pressed it in with a pen. I did that for about a month but today must have pressed it in too hard, the button is stuck so there is a continuous scroll threw the menus. Is there a way to open it up and fix this?

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Hi
the garmin gps often use a soft rubber in their contruction
either wait til the unit is out of the heat or use a bit more pressure to push the button doen firmly

the map60 range has the same issue with the power on/off buttons
there is no replacement parts as its built into the case

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Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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