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Website does not detect my nuvi 1200

Windows xp shows the device under my computer but when i try to register on the website the device is not detected

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Download the web updater here is the link

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

  • PETER Dec 10, 2012

    thanx but there were settings on the internet browser which also had to be changed

  • PETER Dec 10, 2012

    much appreciate your reply



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Please make sure that you are connecting the usb cable directly to a usb port on your computer and NOT through a usb hub. Then make sure you are registered with Garmin and have downloaded the latest Garmin updater software. Make sure that the unit is fully charged. Once it is connected and recognized the map update can take hours even with a fast internet connection.
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Here is the link to Garmin to get started correctly:

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