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Not connected When i plug my Garmen venture CX GPS into the computer with the USB cable on my GPS it says not connected, also on the computer a "new Hardware" icon comes up, but it says there is nothing connected to the computer. We thought it was the USB cord, but when we plug in my friends GPS his works fine. I was woundering if there was anyway this could be fixed.

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Have you installed the USB drivers for your GPS to your PC? You can download the drivers from the Garmin website.

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