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Won't turn on...hear the beep, and screen works.

My 305 has been intermittent. When  press the power button, I can hear the power-up chime. The back light also works. But nothing shows on the screen. Today after a 30min tempo run (without my 305!), I came home to find the machine was working fine -- satellite received and on. But, this afternoon, it wouldn't turn on, again, with the same symptoms. I have tried mode/reset and power with no avail, as well as touching the bottom right of the screen and powering up. Nothing. The 305 is only 1.5 years old.

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  • markr26 Sep 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. Just started today (Sept. 2, 2008). I hear the beep when I turn the unit on but the display does not work. The unit is about 1.5 years old. I have attempted to reset the unit with no change.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    just wondering if you have figured out how to solve this problem

    thanks


  • richie586 Oct 27, 2008

    Some thing here. Dont know when i actually started behaving like this, but surely some day in september.

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Exact same problem for me on the exact same day (2-sep) as well - freaky! Unit was out of battery and I charged it but that was the last time I managed to get it working - charging it now to see if it makes any diff. Actually with mine I hear the beep and the initial splash screen shows for about 1 sec and then that's it - it seems to go off again. I think it's something to do with the battery as it seems to work when connected to the charger - not a whole lot of good to me!

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