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My Garmin 305 will not turn on. Battery will not charge nor indicate anything on screen. Will a replacement battery correct this problem? Where can I get it repaired near zip #23502?

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Probably it's not linked to battery. Try resetting device (see on garmin support how to do holding mode&reset buttons).

Myself I can restart it if applying this, but it restarts only once, always same procedure needed to make it start.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • BigMarkyMark Aug 06, 2011

    Mine too. After 'reset' it's a one shot deal. And it's not talking to the software on my pc. Very frustrating!

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