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Trouble connecting to any computer

Hi,  Thank you for your time and service!  My problem is I have a brand new Garmin 60csx and am having trouble with getting it to communicate with my computers.  I have installed the software that came with the unit on both computers.  I have  attempted  to use Mapsource and also Delorme's Topo 4.  I have always had no trouble with using my Garman Explorist or Magellan gps to these programs.  I have checked to make sure the baud rates and the com ports match up. 

 

Do you have any suggestions?

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Hmmm..

Make sure your using a USB cable, specifically a USB cable with a mini connector on the end. Specifically, a USB cable with the second one from the left in this picture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:USB_types_2.jpg

If you are using the USB port, you should have no need for setting COM ports.

Another technique you can use (which I just figured out today) was to place the Garmin Unit in "USB Mass Storage Mode". This allows you to offload saved tracks, but I don't think you can download waypoints or other things that the WayPoint Manager allows.

You can access this option via the Garmin Unit

Goto: "Main Menu" -> "Setup" -> "Interface". Press Down to get to the button "USB Mass Storage". Plug in that USB Mini cord, and you have a thumb drive!

Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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