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My garmin 305 only operates when connected to charger. It says that the charge is complete but does not operate when not connected to charger.

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  • simon_fra375 May 11, 2010

    Not a solution but I have the same problem. It also will run on the base even when the power is NOT connected to the base. I am in touch with Garmin tech support but so far no solution. I have tried to reset the device but even the reset sequence doesn't seem to work.

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Go to the garmin website and install the firmware update.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1421

Took about 5 minutes to do the whole thing. Seems to work fine now. Didn't even loose data.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • simon_fra375 Jul 31, 2009

    Short lived solution. It is back to the way it was. Seems to work OK for a while after holding Mode and Reset while hitting the power button. It then starts but as soon as the Up or Down or Enter keys are pushed it dies again.



    Works perfectly when sitting on the charging base with or without the power connected.

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