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The edge 305 unit does not answer to hard and soft reset command

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  • Jean-Luc Steffann Jan 09, 2011

    What about battery ? Is it charged ?

    Did you try to plug it on PC ? Sometimes reset works better when plugged.

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Just to be sure ...

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles

Now if this does not work, you should check battery. Does the device charge when plugged on PC ?
If it does not, either battery is out of order or the contacts inside the device re broken. This may happen if device is used in continuous vibrating environment like mountain bike.

Changing battery or fixing contacts issue is explained there :

http://blog.mtbguru.com/2008/11/06/surgery-on-the-garmin-edge-305/

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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Edge 205 or 305 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles.

Jan 30, 2011 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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How to reset your Garmin Edge 205 or 305


Edge 205 or 305 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles.

on Sep 05, 2010 | GPS

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My Edge 305s GPS is not working. Everything else runs perfectly fine, it just will not acquire any satellites. I tried a soft reset. It won't let me hard reset though.


Edge 205 or 305 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles

Hard reset is not very easy, so follow carefully instructions above.

Now simple advice, did you check in your parameters that the GPS transceiver is turned on ?
There is a mode with GPS off, don't ask why ...
Refer to your manual to find the menu.

Nov 22, 2010 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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Edge 205 or 305 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles.

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Sorry but honestly...Since GARMIN launch the EDGE this problem is still not resolved by them. The EDGE 305 had the same problems. Just search the www and you will see. My 705 died on me after just 2...


Edge 205 or 305 or 705 or 605 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles.

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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.


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/

Sep 12, 2010 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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My garmin 305 edge won't turn on. I had it for about 2 years.


Try soft reset first then hard reset if not solving.
Soft reset : hold lap/reset and mode key for some seconds
hard reset : hold on/off and mode, then pulse on lap/reset.

after soft reset, hold start button for 10 secs before device starts again.

May 15, 2010 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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My Edge 305 will come on; however, when I press mode, it goes off. also, the start button will not work.


maybe the lap/reset button is continuously pressed. As pressing both mode and lap/reset performs soft reset.
Make sure the lap is not dusty ...

Otherwise try hard reset holding mode and start then pulse on lap/reset. all data will be lost but it makes it start correctly

Oct 14, 2009 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin edge 305's screen is blank. The unit still records and will download the days ride to the PC but the screen is blank most of the time if i keep switching it off and on it will come eventually. I...


If soft reset did not solve, try hard reset, you'll loose all data and configuration, but this fixes most of the issues after :
device off, hold mode and start for 10seconds, then pulse on lap/reset, you should be asked to confirm loss of data.

Apr 16, 2009 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 305 is off and wont come back on.


You have to soft reset it first, and if not solving, then try hard reset.

Soft reset : hold lap/reset with mode key for some seconds
Hard reset : hols start and mode, then pulse on lap/reset.

after soft reset hold on/off for up to ten seconds before it starts.
after hard reset all data are lost

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