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Garmin 205 help

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Aug 2012
8:36pm, 20 Aug 2012
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For My Light
I can turn my Garmin on when on the cradle, but nothing when not on cradle.

I have tried both soft and hard reboot

Help?
Aug 2012
9:24pm, 20 Aug 2012
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For My Light
boing
Aug 2012
9:38pm, 20 Aug 2012
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RunningInCircles
No knowledge of the 205. But the symptoms point towards a dead battery... Warranty?
Aug 2012
9:43pm, 20 Aug 2012
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FreshStart
This probably isn't at all helpful but as it sounds lile a battery related issue have you tried this link http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={6d466200-f520-11dc-6b0f-000000000000}
Aug 2012
9:43pm, 20 Aug 2012
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For My Light
Thats the conclusion I am coming too.... I've had it nearly 5 years, so long past the warranty

Anyone know anyone who can replace battery. Only found US websites for this
Aug 2012
9:45pm, 20 Aug 2012
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FreshStart
That link didn't work :-(

Can the battery in my Forerunner be replaced?

Some devices utilize a user-replaceable battery. Reference the FAQ, "How do I change the battery in my FR70, FR60, or Forerunner 50?" for assistance with this process.

Many of our Forerunners utilize a rechargeable, lithium battery. This battery has an expected life of about 1,000 charges and is not user replaceable. It will need to be replaced by Garmin via the RMA process.

Often power issues are not related to a battery failure. If Forerunner is not charging or is quickly losing power, try cleaning the charging contacts on the back of the device and on the charging equipment with rubbing alcohol and Q-tip. This will remove any possible invisible residue.

If a battery power issue is still present, it is possible the issue is software related, in which a software update is suggested. Refer to support FAQ, "How do I update the device software on an ANT enabled Forerunner device?" for wireless devices or "Can I update my unit software without using the WebUpdater?" for all other Forerunners.

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Aug 2012
9:47pm, 20 Aug 2012
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FreshStart
There is a 'request service' option on the link I just posted but it looks like it covers the UK as well: United States and United Kingdom Customers Only United States and United Kingdom customers can submit online service and replacement requests at this time.
Aug 2012
10:01pm, 20 Aug 2012
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southcoastclaret
Options are either make use of Garmin's service where they will supply you with a refurbed model (as new) about £50, or there is a guy advertises on ebay - about £30 or so to replace the battery (with a better one), but there is a chance the speaker won't work afterwards (prob a bit of a wait as well as he is in the states). May be other people in the uk prepared to give it a go.
Aug 2012
7:45pm, 21 Aug 2012
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For My Light
Thanks everyone, rang Garmin and will replace mine with a refurb one for £47
Aug 2012
12:31am, 22 Aug 2012
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Old Man
FML, I've used that service in the past, simply excellent, no hassle, soon sorted, problem solved!! Not worth giving it any more thought IMHO

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