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My forerunner 205 will not download new software

When I try to use Webupdater the download starts,
I then get an error dialogue box. The Garmin device is not responding. Pplease ensure the following and try again. Then gives me 3 options
1. The Garmin device's interface option is set to Garmin or Host Mode
2. The cable is connected to correct serial port
3. The Garmin device is turned on.

The watch displays loader loading and does nothing.

Confused in Bristol:o)

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Hi,
Try this one.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3289

Hope this helps
Regards

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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I just got off the phone with garmin tech. She helped me solve the problem. Here are the steps.

1. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00466-00

2. Download "Forerunner 205 Ver. 2.80 as of Nov 12, 2007", unzip it, and browse to the folder you unzip the files to.

3. Make sure your Forerunner is connected to your computer and turn it on. Drag file "048401000280.rgn" and drop it on "Updater.exe". A screen will pop up, select "USB" then click OK. Then wait till the process completes.

4. Go to the website on Step 1 and download "Training Center For Windows Ver. 3.3.4 as of Feb 29, 2008". Install it.

5. Run Training Center. At this point, I am able to send/receive data to my Forerunner.

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