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I can't turn on My Forerunner 305. I may have damaged it by overcharging. is it repairable? Who does this type of work?

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Press both lower buttons on the front at the same time for 5 seconds to see if it comes back alive

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Can't find satillittes


Yes, resetting the Forerunner 305 would be just like resetting the Edge 305. If you are still unable to locate satellites with the Forerunner 305, please go to the following page on the Forerunner 305 Main Menu > Settings > General > About Forerunner and reply with your software version and GPS version.


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I've had this problem. First -- and this sounds weird -- use a USB port on the back of your computer. Do NOT use a "secondary" type of USB port, such as an add-on hub, the ports on the front of a desktop machine, ports built into peripherals like a monitor, etc. Apparently, all USB ports are not created equal. Second, make sure you've the freshest Garmin Communicator plugin (which may entail a fresh download/install).

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Garmin Forerunner 305 won't turn on and won't charge. Is there a fix or is this it for the device?


Look at
"http://www.activesplit.com/my-garmin-forerunner-305-doesnt-power-on-its-just-dead-solutions/"

You can soft reset or hard reset the device. Hard reset deletes all data.

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you can't. If it is getting softer and softer the speaker may be on it's way out.

See this link for a possible reason (bottom of the page).

http://ctorunner.googlepages.com/dismantleforerunner205

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Press and hold the mode and lap buttons for 10 seconds, then release. Most of the time, that will fix it. Garmin has a sort of sleep mode programmed in for certain situations. If that doesn't work, I have had wonderful success with Garmin tech support.

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I have the forerunner 305 - it is not taking a charge and won't turn on??? I have only used it 4 or 5 times


Plug in the garmin to the wall.
Hold down the reset and mode buttons for 3 seconds.
Try to turn it on or look for the "charing in process" words.

Jan 17, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Foreruner 305 will not turn on or charge


I had the exact same problem and thought my beloved forerunner 305 had finally died. Try pressing the lap and mode keys simultaneously, and then power on. That may do a "soft reset." Worked for me.

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Make sure the small prong under the battery is bent out a bit, sounds like an intermittened connection problem.

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Garmin Forerunner 305 usb cable won't be read


The problem is probably not with the USB cable if the GPS wont even turn on. The older firmware of the Forerunner 205 and 305 have a problem with locking up. This causes the Forerunner to look completely dead. There is a reset procedure: push the mode and reset button at the same time and then let go and hit the power on button. If it powers on that is the problem. Go to the Garmin site and load the newest rev. of firmware into the Forerunner. Fixed mine and a few friends with the same problem.

I do however have a cable problem. Sometimes my PC will come up with unrecognized USB device and my 305 wont talk to the PC, it does charge. It is the cable or dock for sure, because I have tried a different cable/dock and the 305 has no problem. This is the reason I ended up here. I hope the lock fix works for those with the above problem.

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