Question about Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver
I hooked up my 205 to my computer to transfer some data. When I was done, I unhooked it and tried to turn it on. It wouldn't turn on and I cant even get it to charge when I plug it into an outlet.(I tried several outlets)
"To power the unit back on, press the "Mode" and "Reset" buttons at the same time. Let go of those two buttons, press the power button, and the unit will turn back on."
If the unit is no longer displaying maps or lap data in the PC downloaded history ....perform a reset (as above) AFTER deleting all the Garmin HISTORY. This is done on the unit by navigating through HISTORY to "DELETE ALL" ---> now perform a soft reset.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
May or may not relate to the above - My wife's would show full battery, turn on ok, find sats ok, but as soon as she tried to put it around her wrist it would turn off.
Problem was the front (containing the screen and inner electronics) part was coming away from the back part (containing the strap and internal battery part) when she was tightening it around her wrist the electonic board contacts separated from the battery - hence instant switch off.
Solution - using your finger nail separate the two parts, apply a fine layer of superglue to the joint push two parts back together and hold. CARE dont get superglue on any other part, it will melt the plastic and leave a mark.
Posted on May 25, 2009
I tried the press mode and reset button at and then power on button. It worked like charm! Thanks a millon reacheraz!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
Thanks for the great solution. It worked for me too!!
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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