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GPS unit won't charge when placed on cradle and plugged in wall

This is the first time I've had the problem. Normially when I place the forerunner on the charging cradle "Battery Charging" will read on the screen. But that isn't the case now. It either wont do anything or it shuts on and off and says low battery but isn't charging.

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  • princessj813 Feb 07, 2010

    How do I change the battery to the main unit itself? I can't find any instructions in the owners manual and can't figure it out by looking at the forerunner.

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You may have to replace your battery, these go faulty often, even though they seem OK.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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When you connect the unit to the cradle is there any reaction from the unit? I would try using a different USB port and cord first if this dosent fix your problem the next step would be to obtain a new cradle for your unit. They can be purchased here http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-forerunner-205-305-charging-cradle.html.

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Jan 15, 2011 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My forerunner will no longer turn on or even charge, can they be repaired or am I best to buy a new unit?


Garmin will repair it for about eighty bucks.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

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My husband is the best!  Here's what he did and now it works:
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Question: My Edge or Forerunner 205/305 won't power on. Is there a soft reset that I can do?
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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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