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Garmin edge 305 screen not on. went over some very rough roads and lost the screen. can hear beeps when i push some buttons but no screen. tried the soft and hard resets described by some w/o success.

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Probably a bad contact inside then.

Be careful however to update the device and hard reset it once again before trying opening it.

If device under warranty please send back to Garmin, if you open oit warranty will end automatically.

If none of this is possible then try trick posted at following site :
http://blog.mtbguru.com/2008/11/06/surgery-on-the-garmin-edge-305/

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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The above link no longer works.
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