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With all the talk of the 405, I feel like I am asking this question from Bedrock.<br><br>
My Forerunner 101 which was working just fine, now won't turn on. Have done the obvious: replace the battery. Is there a reset button or an alternate way to get the 101 going.<br><br>
Yes, I know the obvious answer is stop using 101, sell the VCR, and get a GPS from the modern era.<br><br>
Have a yaba daba doo time, everyone.
 

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I know absolutely nothing about the 101- but I know sometimes my 305 won't turn on and I have to hold down the "mode" and "reset" buttons for a little bit and that gets it going. Not sure if those buttons are even on the 101, but it might be worht a shot.
 

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How 'bout getting some kindling under that thing and chipping some flint in its general direction? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Mailbox's suggestion first; Muzicgrl's next; mine last.
 

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I found this <a href="http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm" target="_blank">here.</a> Says for the 201 but could work with the 101?<br><br><i><b>HARD RESET: To clear out all users settings and to revive the unit, you can perform a hard reset. Hold down RESET then press and hold POWER on.<br><br>
Warning: All of your data in the Forerunner 201 will be erased!<br><br>
MASTER RESET: To reset the FR201 or FR301, turn the unit off. Press and hold the MODE and ENTER button simultaneously and press and release the power button. The screen should turn light gray- continue holding the mode and enter button until the Forerunner startup screen appears.<br><br>
Warning: All of your data in the Forerunner will be erased!</b></i><br><br>
If it does work you buy the bronto burgers at the next Boomer gathering <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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If you get enough from the sale of your VCR for a 305 or 405, please let me know. I have a few sitting around in the basement.<br><br>
Victor
 

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None of the resets work--although they are also the ones that Garmin repair suggested. I'm sending back to Garmin for repair. Probably cost me close to the price of a new Forerunner 101 or half the price of a Forerunner 205. So if you see someone running with a stone tablet strapped to the wrist in a race---that will be me. Yaba daba doo!!
 

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Got my Forerunner 101 back from the repair garage. Seems to work so I can put away the stone table and sundial. Cost around $80 to fix but I would hate to have tossed it in the landfill.
 

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I sold my 101 on ebay for $75...just saying <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You are lucky you got $75. Think $40 or less is the going price. More of issue not wanting to toss it out. If it lasts another 2-3 years it will be worth it.
 
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