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Ihave bought a new, still in the box Magellan triton 200 unit and usb cable for geocaching. unfortinitly it wont send co-ords from my pc to my gps unit. i am using windows vista basic. why does it not work?

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First of all .. you must install Vantage Point to connect correctly from the PC to the GPS and also synchronize map on VP to PC map. Next you must use a scrubber like GSAK to remove garbage in the cache information. Then do you transfers to the GPS.

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