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team kamper
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Joined: 2010-09-09
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have upgraded a couple of times and I have to old etrex gps the original the yellow one and The Legend so I haven't used either of them in a while, so I tried using them the other with a usb serial adapter And cant get either of them to work I wanted to show a friend of mine how to cache but I cant get the computer to recognize either one, I tried using gsak and easy gps any help would be great thanx
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm assuming they turn on and everything else seems to work normal?

First thoughts are possibly a bad USB cable? Do you have another cable? Or did you test another unit with this same cable?

Second thought is that perhaps a change in your system (Operating system or upgrade)? If you're using Windows you should here a beep / ding when you plug in the device and turn it on.

Third thought is to ensure it's turned on after plugging it in. I know this is probably a no brainer, but just thinking of all the possibilities and knowing of my own stupid past mistakes.
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Forth thought?

The Garmin Communicator when it appears shows up-loads for DeLorme, Magellan and Garmin. One time for some reason it defaulted to the DeLorme and it took me a bit to realize this. After a clicked for Garmin it worked fine.

The most recent communicator version is older version might cause the error or inability to locate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The computer won't recognize the GPS. It will recognize the USB converter when it is plugged in.

I would start by plugging in the USB adapter first. If the computer does not recognize it then try a different one if you have one.
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