Question about Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver
When cycling on bumpy or rough roads, my Garmin Edge 305 powers itself down occassionally without command from me. I can always power it back up immediately but I've lost some data.
I moved the battery wires to the main board, bypassing the spring contacts. No doubt my warranty is voided but at least the thing works now.
Posted on May 28, 2008
I've done a repair along the lines mentioned in the Motionbased forum thread:
The extra spacer adds some compression to the springs and improves the reliability of the contact. Besides the battery leads, also the USB contacts are guided through this connector to the GPS board, so you want to have this connector in good working order.
I've posted a bunch of photos and more detailed instructions on my site (below are a few)...
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
The problem is with the spring contacts between the two halves of the unit that carry power from the battery (back half) to the computer (front half). If your unit is outside warranty, you can follow instructions here: http://forums.motionbased.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=000a201aaa94d328628ad489c9067181&topic=6566.msg42076 I did this, and it helped some, but I am still dropping power on very rough descents (like stairs), so I'm going to try adding a capacitor to the computer side so it can tolerate the brief disconnections from the battery. Making the contacts perfect seems to be a more daunting task.
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
I had the same problem an despite my edge being over 12 months old (18 I think) Garmin replaced it under warranty.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
I've just rang them with the same problem in the uk and its £66.66 to replace outside of the warranty
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
Having a problem with the cadence sensor
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
I also expierenced the unit powering down at the slightest bump. Called garmin support (be patient) they told me it is a defect;send the unit back. In less than a week I recieved a brand new 305.thank you Garmin.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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