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Garmin eTrexH and Dell Inspiron laptop

I have a Garmin which will work with my desk top, but refuses to work with my laptop. All Garmin will say is get new usb drivers. i am using a serial connection. Help

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  • JRB Bird Feb 24, 2009

    Before I put on the map software the computer recognized the Garmin etrexH. Afterwards there was a request for updating the driver and from that point it has not worked. Garmin downloads are designed for usb first and serial second.
    The origional download works fine on my desktop with NO requests to update


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    Use the usb connection instead

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Check your bios (setup as you boot up) and make sure the serial port is not off.

Robert

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 24, 2009

    what model laptop is that by the way ?

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