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My garmin 305 edge cuts off while the battery shows full strenght. What could the problem be. i was told this is a problem that alot of cyclists encounter. Greg

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It is a contact problem inside the device, Details of how to fix at following link

http://blog.mtbguru.com/2008/11/06/surgery-on-the-garmin-edge-305/

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