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I charged my Garmin 305 and the screen read fully charged. I went to turn it on and there is no power. Now I can't even charge or download anything. It is fully dead.

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Attach your unit to your computer and go to garmin.com, download webupdater and then go to my dashboard on garmin and follow the instructions

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