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Training Centre switches itself off when I connect Garmin to PC

Maybe it is not a new problema, but I can't find it here.
Garmin 305 will recharge all right if connected to the Mac, but from this afternoon, if I open the Training Centre with Garmin connected, the training centers 'quits unexpectedly'.This is the error message I get. So, I can't download my trainings. What's happening? How can I fix it?

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Well,
without any logical thinking behind, I decided to try to download the new version of the Training Centre.
After I did that, the Training Centre stopped quitting, but would not read the Garmin data. I checked the reason for this lack of communication and found out I had made a few changes to the my profile on the Training Centre and the Garmin - therefore - had different settings. Maybe this is what caused the problem in the first place. I told the Training Centre to use the device setting and the problem disappeared.

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