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My garmin forerunner 305 turns off automaticly after a couple of minutes, and the battery is fully charge.

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Try SW reset. Hold Mode and lap/reset for 10 seconds, then release and long press start until device restarts.
Should clean up default.

If not try hard reset, but you'll loose all data in device.
hold mode and start for ten second, device needs to off before.
Then keeping these, pulse press lap/reset.
You'll get a confirmation screen

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Fully charged - wont turn on... way bummed


If your forerunner seems well charged and it does not come on, then there is a problem. Most likely a faulty battery. Try another battery to see if it will turn on, if it turns on, then replace your old battery with a new one. If it still does not power on, then it seems there is a hardware problem, the gps need to be disassembled and check if there is a component that has loosen connection in it, the connection should be secured tightly, then reassembled back together and the forerunner will be in good shape once again. Hope this helps.

Dec 22, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Forerunner 305 won't turn on and won't charge. Is there a fix or is this it for the device?


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.

Apr 01, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin turns off in the run but it is fully charged


Make sure that no part of the body or clothing is touching the on/off button to make it to turn off 'by itself'.

Dec 13, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Ive not had my garmin 305 long, it will not charge or turn on.


This might just need a reset. To reset the Forerunner or Edge 205/305:
  1. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable
  2. Press and hold the mode and reset (lap) buttons together for 10 seconds
  3. Release and wait for 3 seconds
  4. There should be some indication of battery charging (either Finished or In Process)
  5. Power the device on while keeping it connected to the computer
In addition, please make sure that the device has the latest software version available by downloading and running the WebUpdater program. To update the software, please use the following link:
http://www.garmin.com/products/webupdater/

Sep 21, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin forerunner 305 recently got immersed in


I have read in some other posts about the unit only working while being plugged into a USB port. My guess is that the battery is in fact shot and the unit will only run off the USB port while plugged in. Submersing in water is not a good idea. On the back of the unit there are some small holes for the speaker. These speakers corrode from sweat and eventually quit.

Jun 05, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin forerunner 305


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.
Hope this helps!

Jun 21, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Battery doesen't keep the charge. I can't open the case to change battery forerunner 305


Hi Samdot,

I have just been through a similar problem through ingress of water into the device (They are not in the slightest bit water proof)

My device would power on, but only in the cradle attached to the usb and it would say the battery was fully charged after 4 seconds.

Any way, the battery can be replaced using the following method.
Take a decent, thin penknife and gently lever the top off the Garmin (follow the crease above the buttons). There are no catches to be aware of it is just lightly glued.

Once the lid is off you will be able to remove the two circuit boards (they just sit in there) and you will see the battery in the bottom of the case.

Unscrew the two small screw above the battery connections and you will be able to replace the li-ion battery which is in place.

I can provide images if that would be useful.
Phil

Jun 17, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Forerunner 305 usb cable won't be read


The problem is probably not with the USB cable if the GPS wont even turn on. The older firmware of the Forerunner 205 and 305 have a problem with locking up. This causes the Forerunner to look completely dead. There is a reset procedure: push the mode and reset button at the same time and then let go and hit the power on button. If it powers on that is the problem. Go to the Garmin site and load the newest rev. of firmware into the Forerunner. Fixed mine and a few friends with the same problem.

I do however have a cable problem. Sometimes my PC will come up with unrecognized USB device and my 305 wont talk to the PC, it does charge. It is the cable or dock for sure, because I have tried a different cable/dock and the 305 has no problem. This is the reason I ended up here. I hope the lock fix works for those with the above problem.

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