Question about Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver
The solution to get the case open worked great, Thank you. I am having trouble finding a battery. Locally they all tell me to go to Garmin. On the net, ebay etc, I can find lots of 3.7V 750 mAh batteries for cell phones etc but I don't know which one will fit. Any help with part numbers or suppliers would be a great help.
SOURCE: Forerunner 305 won't charge
Had the same problem. Turned out I only *thought* it was the cradle and/or cable being finicky. Actually, the problem was one of the four contact points on the back of the 305 had oxidized and if all 4 don't make good contact with the cradle, it won't charge. Apparently, manipulating the cable only coincidentally helped, if/when it did help, perhaps by subtly shifting the contact point so that a less oxidized part made contact.
Anyway, rubbing the contact points with a pencil eraser cleans them enough to get a good charge. I've had to break out the eraser every 2-4 weeks.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Automotive silicon/gasket maker.
Use a tooth pick to put a VERY small amount of silicon around the entire seam. Put the two half's together and wrap tightly with electrical tape. Test the unit immediately to see if it powers on and off. If it does not open it back up and raise the small prongs that make the connection from the bottom half to the top half.
If any silicon squishes out the sides wipe with water and a rag.
Let the unit sit over night. In the morning remove the tape.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
I used the battery from a sumsung hue cell phone.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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