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Garmin Forerunner 201

Hello, my garmin forerunner isn't powering on anymore, the battery had one bar left so i charged it, the next day it wouldnt turn on, so i charged it again, and yes the charging screen will appear. Although my garmin will not turn on, any idea how i can power it back on?

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  • jthambright Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I get the charging screen; I can download past data to the computer; but I cannot power it on using the buttons. I tried a reset, but the buttons have stopped working completely. This was overnight, so I think something electrical happend to damage the buttons. Any thoughts?


  • redchevy54 Aug 22, 2008

    My Forerunnner 201 will not charge. I cleaned the terminals but still no charge. It was working great then stopped recharging. Help

  • perigee98 Jan 20, 2009

    My buttons just quit working completely overnight as well.

  • FutoiNeko Mar 28, 2009

    The device will not turn on. I tried holding the reset for 30 seconds, which did not help. I plugged it in to the recharging cable (DC). It still will not power on. I tried cleaning the contacts (looked clean to begin with) and it still does not power on.



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

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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    This worked for me Pete from Lincolnshire


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If your forerunner will not turn on out of the cradle then it is the battery which has failed. I can replace it for a charge, email me on for details.

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