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STEMmom
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Joined: Jan 20, 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Okay, I cannot get two computers to recognized my GPS device. I did downloaded the file from Garmin. What am I doing wrong?


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raslas
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

try plugging your cord into your computer, then hold the power button on your gps and plug the cord into your gps. When you plug it in to the gps release the power button on your gps. This should cause the computer to force find your unit.
 
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shrek and fiona
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

if it is a usb turn the gps on then plug it in

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spd2662
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Make sure you only use the USB cable that came with the unit. If I try to use a regular USB cable I have the same problem and it only finds it once in a while (rarely) and won't stay connected. With the Garmin cable that has the little filter thing on it it always sees it. Hope that helps.
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Also, this device tries to read your mind. If you plug it in turned off, it connects as an external drive (like a thumb drive). If you plug it in turned on, it connects as a GPS. Also, be sure to install the Mapsource software that comes with the unit. This also installs the drivers, which you might need.

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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Is there a way to reinstall the software? I am getting a strange message when I try to download a cache and even though it is recognizing the device, it doesn't load. Tried 3 GPSs and it all comes up with the same message.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What the message you are getting. also make sure that your gps sees the cache. also try a different gps cord. check the usb port it may not be working. try another one. also is one of the pins shorted out or broke
 
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I updated the Communicator 4.0.1 on my Mac. When I tried to load a cache into the Garmin after that, I got a long "path" sentence instead of the Successful message that I usually got. Turns out the 4.0.1 version for Mac doesn't work and you need to use 4.0.1.1 version. Thanks Garmin
 
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