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Garmin Edge 305 switches off during use while mounted on the Garmin bike mount. If kept in pocket it works fine. Does it have something to do with the vibration from the bike while on the bike mount?

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Could be yes. There are contacts inside the device that become sensitive to vibrations after a while.

I have seen on Internet that it may also be due to USB plug that acts on these contacts.
Anyway in this situation there is no other way than opening the devices and soldering contacts or adding wires to replace these contacts.

As opening device is not at all easy, I recommend you send your device to Garmin support.

Otherwise please check the relevant procedure on the internet

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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