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John Parr, WHITTINGHAM, Northumberland, UK, NE66 4UW 7 August 08 GPS Edge 205 Serial no 68028252 This particular Edge was a replacement for a faulty one earlier this year. Until 10 days ago, this was functioning well. On 27 July, the screen went blank after about 2 hours of use. I restarted it as usual, but it only ran for about 40 minutes. Since then, it only runs for shortening durations, being now down to 20 minutes. The battery is fully charged each time before use. The clock, altimeter and distance recording all remain correct. Can you please assist. I have previously requested as to what is the running time when fully charged. The Manual suggests 12 hours, but I never get more than 6 hours. This is a repeat of my message sent on 2 August. Thank you John Parr

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I have an Edge 800, the battery usually lasts for about 4-5 hours, good for most cycle rides for most riders.

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I had the same problem with an etrex Vista. I spoke with Garmin, they said that a recently launched WAAS satellite is interferring with some models (he mentioned it is the models with a black and white screen). Garmin tech support said that they're working on a software patch but for the meantime switch WAAS off.

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My problem exactly. Unit would start up, acquire satellites, then the screen would go blank with a single vertical line. Unit would not respond to buttons or even turn off. Unit works fine after I did the reset:

- w/unit OFF, press and hold QUIT+DOWN+MENU
- press and release the power button, release DOWN, keep holding QUIT+MENU for 5 seconds.
- unit prompts something like: "erase all data;" choose yes.
- you will lose waypoints, etc.

Go to the Garmin support area for details.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/searchsupport

Search for: "How do I reset my gpsmap 76"

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There is a generic battery contact problem in the body of the gps, same in 305...this link will show you how to remedy it..MTBGurublog i have done it with my 305 and now do not have the shutdown anymore.... But, before you perform surgery try a full reboot... turn unit off then press mode and power together... unit will ask if you want to delete data..select yes and then manually insert all data again

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