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Garmin forerunner 205 won't stay turned on - Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver

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  • markrunner Oct 14, 2008

    Mine turns off when it is on my wrist and I lift my hand up. This only happens when the watch is on tight.

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The battery circuit connects to the main board with spring clips, near the top of the case. If the case is coming open it can cause the unit to spontaneously turn off. These spring clips may also be a little corroded from sweat or water that has leaked into the unit. Try squeezing the top of the unit gently a few times to wiggle the clips inside the case.

If you feel up to it you can open the case, clean and bend the clips, and seal it back up with silicone adhesive.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

  • ebike Feb 11, 2011

    Check the blog at www.jimandkatrin.com for notes on battery replacement

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