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Garmin 201 charges but does not power up

Can u help me unlock my garmin it worked for 2 years and now does not power up . Is there somewhere i can get software to unlock it thank u mike toronto canada

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Re: garmin 201 charges but does not power up

Hold reset and then press power to reset software

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Garmin 201 forerunner no charge

That unit is probably 7-10 years old... it probably has a dead battery. either buy a new one or get out your special screw driver kit to see if the one inside can be ordered from someone like Batteries+ or

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My garmin forerunner 201 has no display

Did you just post about a dead battery? I think you did. Either replace the battery or get a new unit.

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I'm looking to buy a replacement charging cradle for my Garmin Forerunner 201 but the only ones I can find also come with an adapter and I'd prefer not to pay for something I don't need. Any suggestions?

Contact Garmin at 1-800-800-1020. You can order the cradle part for your Forerunner 201 for $6.54 plus $8.00 shipping. You can also get the complete charger on Ebay as low as $20.50 including shipping. Thats the best I could find.

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My forerunner 201 won't turn on. It shows a full charge when I connect it to the charger, and will turn on when connected to the charger. After disconnecting it from the charger it won't turn on again.

You might be able to get the unit to power on by re-installing the unit software. Get the Garmin WebUpdater to install the current version again, which will reset the device into the on state once it's done.

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Garmin Forerunner 201 won't turn on

I had the same problem and this is what Garmin had me do. Charge it for 3 hours then try the reset again by holding RESET and POWER at the same time for 30 seconds. If still no-go the unit will have to be repaired. Garmin's base fixing price is about 80 dollars. I didn't want to pay that so I found a new one on eBay for 50 bucks.

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Question: My Edge or Forerunner 205/305 won't power on. Is there a soft reset that I can do?
From the Garmin web site.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Answer: If a Forerunner or Edge 205/305 is unable to power on, a soft reset can be performed to un-freeze it. This will not erase any user data and is most effective if the device is connected to the computer while performing the reset.
To reset the Forerunner or Edge 205/305:
  1. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable
  2. Press and hold the mode and reset (lap) buttons together for 10 seconds
  3. Release and wait for 3 seconds
  4. There should be some indication of battery charging (either Finished or In Process)
  5. Power the device on while keeping it connected to the computer
In addition, please make sure that the device has the latest software version

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Try a reset. Hold the reset and power button for 30 seconds.

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Mine neither. Looks like that contacts on my watch are "worn out" or dirty. Will try to clean.

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