I work in IT, so I'm used to fixing these sorts of issues, but this one was tricky. My wife and kids nuked two garmin's in the last wee getting the wrong time, so I had to spend about 3 hours unraveling…
My 230 froze while I was scrolling through notifications and I had to hold the on/off button for 10 seconds to restart it. Once I restarted it, the date was incorrect as was the time. I even…
It worked for me.
Well explained and effective sequence of actions.
Only extra comment, be patient as sometemes restart takes a few minutes.
After having the battery replaced I could not sync with automatically (GPS). Summary of solution...
Good luck with resetting the time and date once the watch has been reset to the factory default. Also I recommend updating to the latest software. These updates can take hours. The percentage displayed changes very slowly. A check every 15 minutes should be long enough to see a percentage change..
Hi! this link https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=10451 doesn't work any more.
Any chance you know where to find the file these days? thx
This website just lists files which are online, so won't help for 7.81 on its own.
7.81 is linked in this thread as description and as direct file, both are offline.
You can try archive.org to check for copies of links
or use 7.90 which is still online and linked few posts above.