Wednesday, February 2, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday


Does anyone else have to do this to get your Garmin 305 to charge/download??  
Is there a fix... other than a new one?

15 comments:

Shawn said...

Take a white eraser and rub off the build up of goo on 4 connecting points on the back of the 305. Also gently, clean off the pins on the docking station.

You probably have a bad connection.

Stacey said...

Thanks Shawn, I have tried that...it worked for several months, but now...nada!

Shawn said...

Here is the guy to ask:

Ray at

www.dcrainmaker.com/

He is the Garmin guru and may be able to help!

Marlene said...

I was also going to suggestthe eraser "trick" - it's worked for me!

Denise said...

i don't but i'm wondering what the eraser trick is that marlene mentioned...

Denise said...

oh never mind...just saw shawn's comment.

Janice {Run Far} said...

i had a few issues with mine but I ended up buying the 405 and gave to 305 to my sister. I hope you get it worked out. I registered for 3 marathons yesterday. I totally forgot to use the code for SLC $15 off... err

Julie Y. said...

Hey!

Thanks for the sweet bumper sticker that came in the mail today!

Sorry about the Garmin trouble:(

Liz said...

Ah - good to see I'm not the only one! I thought it was just me that had to hold it in place on the charger for 10 mins at a time! There is clearly a design fault...

Glenn Jones said...

I once had to get a new cradle. Call Garmin support. They are very helpful if you are patient enough to wait the 15 to 20 minutes it will take to talk to an actual person.

Briana said...

Oh man! I would cry for days if my Garmin was on the fritz!! I'm sure there is a way to fix it, though! Good luck!

Thomas Farrell said...

Haven't had to use rubber bands but have had to remove it from the cradle, switch it off and try again a few times to get a connection. Lately it has been acting well, touch wood. Hope you get it sorted, it must be a real pain.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I thought I was the only one with that issue. I've got a Garmin 305 too, and it does the same thing some times. Haven't figured out why it charges sometimes and other times not. If you get an answer, let me know. I use a Quick Clamp that can be bought at hardware stores. Not exactly a pain in the ass, but definitely irritating.

Will said...

Nice pic! The issue here is that Garmin's are not really well designed or built. I've owned 3 and the first one simply stopped charging altogether. I now have the 405 and the battery life is less than 7 hours. Not good for ultra runners.

Sherri said...

That made me laugh...we use hair ties for everything in this house1