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Will not start or turn on - Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Same exact problem. Worked fine last night, this morning, dead, and won't charge. May have left it on last night and drained the battery, still, the cable seems a little jiggly in the connector and now it won't charge.....

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    Worked for my edge 305. Followed the instructions above and worked first time. You don't get anyfeed back when pressing both bottom (left hand) buttons at the SAME TIME but when you press the on button things should be back to normal.

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  • cnigri Aug 05, 2008

    will not turn on


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I came in early to work so I could get in a 3-4 mile run and my Garmin did not power up. I was pissed! This solution worked perfectly, wish I had found it about 6 hours ago. Thanks to whoever thought of this wesite!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Thanks, you are my hero. I thought the thing was broken, and I threw out the receipt. I was about to shell out 300 bucks more for another one....

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Not to spam or anything, but thank you Steve - worked for me.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

Steve my hero. it worked a treat

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

On a similar note, has anyone experienced a situation where the Edge 305 will not take a charge? When plugged in, the screen will read "battery charging in progress" for only a couple minutes, then the screen will either go blank or the unit turns itself on. In either case, the unit is no longer taking a charge. This is frustrating and sometimes it takes days to recharge since it only charges a couple minutes at at time.
Any ideas?

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

Thanks! This worked for me, too

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Thanks Steve922... This worked for me..

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Thanks. Worked like a charm.

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I have had the same problem several times (as well have some friends).

This resolves it EVERYTIME though... at the SAME TIME, hold the BOTTOM LEFT front button AND the Bottom LEFT SIDE button (this reboots it). Then just hit the power button... I am sure you will see that it powers right up.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • Steve922 Jun 13, 2008

    Has anyone having this issue tried my suggestion? Just curious... I would be surprised if it did NOT work.


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