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Can't see my garmin nuvi200 in my computer when I connect it with usb cable. GPS shows a pic that says it is connected.How can I solve this ? Thanks.

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You must have a program called WEBUPDATER on YOUR computer for it to recognize your GPS
It's free from Garmin here:
Plus you'll get updated firmware too

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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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