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Hooking up my garmin 168

I can't figure out where to plug in the cord from the unit into the back of the computer.

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You need a serial connectin on the back of your computer. you may not have one if its a new computer as its a little old school. You should be able to get a USB to Serial convert (make sure you get the right number of pins) and be good to go.

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I bought a usb to serial cable from Radio Shack.

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