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Garmin 305 impact injury

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I've only had my edge305 for 1 week; it took a tumble whilst on my handle bars, I think it got hit around the front of the unit, the screen is not damaged at all. I ceased to work straight away the accident. Is this something that could be reapired?

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Will your warranty cover it? If not, I just described how I took mine apart because it wouldn't work. The bettery connects to the unit at the top of the unit where you plug it in. These thing are notorious for bad battery connections.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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