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    Edge 305 broken....again

    Argh - this is my 2nd Edge in that broke due to the battery-thing where it just starts shutting off. This is my 2nd unit in 2.5 years. Garmin was good enough to replace the 1st unit - but sheesh - replacing a unit once a year or so is quite a hassle.

    Does anyone know if the 705 has the same issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesterrider
    Argh - this is my 2nd Edge in that broke due to the battery-thing where it just starts shutting off. This is my 2nd unit in 2.5 years. Garmin was good enough to replace the 1st unit - but sheesh - replacing a unit once a year or so is quite a hassle.

    Does anyone know if the 705 has the same issue?
    Mine did that once and I just needed to do a full reset on it. The instructions are on this board somewhere. Has worked fine since then.
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    305 garmin: spontaneous shut-off :(

    305 - Fast Descent Problems

    Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

    I can help you with this. I would try a master reset.

    PERFORMING A MASTER RESET

    WARNING: All of your history and preferences will be erased during a
    master reset. If you want to save your history, you can transfer it to
    your computer using Training Center software before performing the
    master reset.

    If you want to save your history, and you have not installed Training
    Center or you need help transferring your history, refer to the
    instructions in Parts 1 and 2.

    If you do not want to save your history, go to Part 3.

    PART 1: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TRAINING CENTER INSTALLED:

    1. Exit any open or running programs.
    2. Go to: http://www.garmin.com/support/collec...t=999-99999-04
    3. Click DOWNLOAD next to ?Training Center For Windows? or ?Training
    Center For Mac,? and verify that your computer meets the system
    requirements.
    4. Click DOWNLOAD, and save the file to your desktop.
    5. When the download is complete, click CLOSE to exit the Download
    dialog box.
    6. Close the browser window.
    7. On your desktop, double-click the downloaded file, and then follow
    the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    PART 2: TO TRANSFER YOUR HISTORY TO TRAINING CENTER:

    1. Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
    2. Open Training Center.

    If this is the first time you?ve opened Training Center, a message
    appears explaining that because it is your first time using the program,
    your device must be added to Garmin Training Center.
    a. Click OK to close the message. A dialog box appears requesting your
    user name.
    b. Type a user name, and then click OK. Training Center opens.

    NOTE: After the first time, you can open Garmin Training Center without
    connecting your device to your computer.

    3. On the FILE menu, click RECEIVE FROM DEVICE. The transfer process
    begins.

    NOTE: If you changed your user profile in Training Center or your device
    since the last time you transferred data, you will need to select a user
    profile (Account) before continuing.

    4. When the transfer is complete, click OK.


    PART 3: TO PERFORM A MASTER RESET:

    1. Remove or disconnect the unit from any power source, and then turn
    the device off.
    2. Press and hold the ?mode? button (bottom left side of the unit), and
    then press the ?power? button (top left side of the unit) to turn the
    unit on.
    3. When you see the message asking if you want to erase all user data,
    select YES, and then press ?enter.? The unit will turn off and turn back
    on again.
    4. Reset your preferences.


    If it still has problems then you will need to have the unit sent in.
    The flat rate of repair is $99 and fixes any problem you are
    experiencing

    With Best Regards,

    Product Support Specialist
    Automotive Team
    Garmin International
    913-397-8200
    800-800-1020
    www.garmin.com
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    I thought of this on trail and then just angrily assumed it was the same battery issue as my 1st unit. Add to it, I could not remember the combo of buttons to push to do a master reset.
    Anyway - I did the reset and it seems to be staying on.
    It's t-storms outside, so I'l try it on the bike later.
    Thanks again for the hook up.

    See you in 4 days!

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