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Garmin Forerunner 305 screen is blank. It appears to power-up but the screen is blank. The battery is charged. Is the screen dead?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: won't turn on or charge

Press Mode (bottom left side button) and Reset (left front button) simultaneously, let go, then press On (top left side button).

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

JohnE5
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SOURCE: Garmin Forerunner 201

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

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin forerunner 305

Will it start up whilst in the cradle, charging?

Mine did, but will not charge up off the cradle. Turned out to be a duff battery/connections due to water getting into the device!

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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: change Battery in garmin forerunner

Might not be the battery.My wife's was always powering off during runs. Then it would not power on at all. There was a connection inside that wasn't making contact. But first First try cleaning the 4 brass connection tabs on the watch and check your charger to make sure the tabs are raised and not squished. Second try to reset the unit. Hit mode reset and power buttons all at the same time. Hold these for 3 seconds and then release. If these do not work here is what I did. There are no screws holding the unit together. I used a exacto blade to very carefully pry the unit apart along the side seam. It's not easy to do. Be very cautious and gentle. Work the thickness of the blade into the joint to gently wedge apart. You are not trying to remove material! Once apart you will see some brass fingers that make a connection between the upper and lower part of the unit. This is where the problem was with my wife's 305. I gently raised these tabs to make a better connection, It's been working ever since. I didn't try it before but try pressing very hard on the unit where it says Forerunner 305. The case is very hard so it might not work. But if it powers up when pushing you found your problem. Hope this helps.Here is a link I found on opening a 205 (Same process) http://ctorunner.googlepages.com/dismantleforerunner205 To put the unit back together use Automotive silicon/gasket maker.Use a tooth pick to put a VERY small amount of silicon around the entire seam. Put the two half's together and wrap tightly with electrical tape. Test the unit immediately to see if it powers on and off. If it does not open it back up and raise the small prongs more that make the connection from the bottom half to the top half. If any silicon squishes out the sides wipe with water and a rag.Let the unit sit over night. In the morning remove the tape.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Garmin Forerunner battery replacement

I used the battery from a sumsung hue cell phone.
http://www.jimandkatrin.com/codeblog/2009/08/forerunner-305-battery-replacement.html

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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It is totally dead and will not charge.


Had same issue... this worked for me:
1. Snap into charger base & plug into wall. Screen still blank. 2. Press Lap/reset, Mode, & Power buttons all three at the same time & hold for 3 seconds - unit will reset. Hopefully then you'll get the 'charging in progress' message.
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Look at
"http://www.activesplit.com/my-garmin-forerunner-305-doesnt-power-on-its-just-dead-solutions/"

You can soft reset or hard reset the device. Hard reset deletes all data.

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Garmin only turns on when its on the cradle charging. ONce I remove it, the screen is blank and nothing happens. Is it the battery or connection inside?


Probably the battery. My battery lasts all of 20 seconds since i almost always have it plugged into car charger i guess i killed battery

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Press Mode (bottom left side button) and Reset (left front button) simultaneously, let go, then press On (top left side button).

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sounds like internal battery is dead, if underwarrenty contact company, if not these batteries are not user changeable u will have to use as is or replace

Jul 07, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My husband is the best!  Here's what he did and now it works:
Hold the on/off button and mode button, then hit the lap/reset button.
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