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Dustin, Senior Technician
Category: GPS
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Experience:  Giving Directions to wayward GPS devices for over a decade. Worked in The US Army as A Network Switching Systems Operator/Controller
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Pete. I just got my Garmin Fenix 3 about a week ago, it

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Hi Pete.
I just got my Garmin Fenix 3 about a week ago, it randomly shut off last night and not won't turn on. Tried most everything, have any suggestions?
Thanks buddy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Dustin replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you.

Lets try this reset as it may get the device working.

  1. Ensure watch is powered off
  2. Press and hold Down button
  3. Power on GPS while continuing to hold Down button
  4. Release Down button once "Clear all user settings?" message appears
  5. Select Yes

If you still cant get the device to turn on or show any signs of life whatsoever, t hen Id suggest returning the device to Garmin for a free exchange.. To do so, use this link and follow the steps to Request an RMA.

The RMA steps are towards the bottom of that page.

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Dustin S.

Senior Technician and Network Switching Systems Operator / Maintainer.