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    Never say never KirkF350's Avatar
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    Unhappy Garmin Forerunner 201 problems

    My GPS is giving me a fit. The thing will not respond to any the pressing of any buttons other than the reset button. When you press it, the unit turns off and then turns back on. It will stay on until the battery runs down.
    I tried the reset method on it and still nothing. The GPS has NEVER been in the water.

    Anyone ever had this problem? I e-mailed teck support at Garmin and waiting to hear back.


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    If walmart sells that model id do a swap. as long as it dosent look open or doesnt work they will take it back. I bought a couple to find out witch one i liked best just keeped taking them back. Finaly went all out and got the colorado.

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    It is a cheap unit. Thats why everyone likes it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    It is a cheap unit. Thats why everyone likes it..
    Yep.
    I can send it back to Garmin and have them refurbish it for $69.00 plus shipping or buy a new one for $100.00 and change.

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    Have you tried to re flash the firmware?

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    I think it's toast. I just bought one & was seeing new 201's on Ebay for <$90 shipped.

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    you can buy used all day long for like 50 bucks on ebay new for under 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    Have you tried to re flash the firmware?
    Nope. I can't find the cable to connect it to my computer.

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    I think I have a cable. call me tonight so I can look....

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    I've had a couple lock up but still keep buying the same thing. Just too nice and small to move on to anything else.

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