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This is caused by wear in the mini USB socket where the power cord plugs in at the back of the satnav. It causes you to feel that the power cord is pushed in fully when it's not. Push it in further and the problem will be solved.

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My garmin nuvi50 not conect with the computer


Does the unit boot properly to the main menu? The subroutine that scans for a PC to GPS data connection only can occur at the main screen. Does the USB port appear to be loose? bad connection at the USB port will prevent the PC from linking up to the Nuvi.

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A picture of a desk top computer shows on the screen of my Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT which is a little more than 1 year old. Then the touch screen doesn't work. Can't even shut it off. Then it will work later...


You have a problem with the rear USB port. Please see this link for more info:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

The touchscreen will not respond to commands when it is in USB data mode. The port has loose pins which makes the unit go into USB data mode rather than charge or operate mode.

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Computer doesn't recognize garmin


Your computer uses USB Mass Storage Mode to detect your Garmin unit. If your computer does not detect your Garmin unit, you can try these troubleshooting steps:

Unplug the USB cable from the computer.
Turn the unit off and then back on again.
Plug the USB cable into your computer.
The unit either automatically goes into USB Mass Storage Mode or displays USB Mass Storage Mode as an option on the screen.

Note: If your computer still does not detect the unit, make sure that you plug the USB cable directly into the computer USB port and not the USB hub. If the cable is already plugged directly into the computer, try plugging it into a different port.

If you still experience problems, please contact Product Support.

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I want to update my Garmin gps


Follow the below mentioned steps:
1
Download the Garmin WebUpdater software which is available via the link in the References section. Installing the WebUpdater software is only required once. Follow the instructions in the software installation screens to install the product.
2
Insert the USB cord into the Garmin device. Insert the USB end of the cord into a USB port on your computer.
3
Move the cursor to the Start menu of the computer and select Programs / Garmin / WebUpdater.
4
Follow the onscreen instructions for the Garmin WebUpdater and then wait until the program has installed the upgrades to your GPS device.
5
Close out the WebUpdater program and disconnect the USB cord from the computer and from the GPS.

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DO the Garmin receivers work with Windows ?


Yes the Garmin DPS units do work with Windows. There should be a USB cable in the box the GPS came in. The smaller end plugs into the GPS and the larger end into one of your computer's USB ports. The GPS screen should come on and show the Garmin name. Then the Loading Maps title should show briefly. A graphic should show up on the bottom part of the screen that looks like a desktop computer connected to a GPS. A horizontal white line should then appear about half way up the GPS screen which should turn to green. You should then be able to see your GPS listed as a removable drive in Windows Explorer, or whatever file management program you use.

If you are unable to see the GPS unit there is a plug in available on their website called the Garmin Communicator Plug-in which should help you see the GPS unit in Windows or your internet browser. IF you still cannot see it then try and switch to another USB port on your computer. If you have anything already plugged into a USB port and your computer can see the item, then try and plug your Garmin into that port. If you still cannot see the unit then there may be something wrong with the unit or your cable. If you still have a warranty you may want to take your unit back to the store you purchased it from. Windows should definitely see the unit without having to load any special driver.

Mar 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1450 GPS Receiver

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The usb port on the Garmin doesn't match the one on the charger(car) or computer Did I get the wrong accessories with my purchase


What unit do you have? The USB port on the Garmin is to use to update your Garmin to your computer.....thats a USB to Mini usb cable

The only other USB port that would I could see is the USB that connects the Cigarette lighter adapter plug that goes into the windshield mount / bean bag holder for Garmin

Oct 28, 2010 | GPS

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I just bought a Garmin 265WT. I ran the registration program, but the computer does not recognize the Nuvi. I've checked My Computer and it does not show a new drive ( the Nuvi should like like a drive...


Hi,

Try these steps:-

  • Unplug the USB cable from the computer.
  • Turn the unit off and then back on again.
  • Plug the USB cable into your computer.
  • The unit either automatically goes into USB Mass Storage Mode or displays USB Mass Storage Mode as an option on the screen.

Note: If your computer still does not detect the unit, make sure that you plug the USB cable directly into the computer USB port and not the USB hub. If the cable is already plugged directly into the computer, try plugging it into a different port.

Also, in some cases the operating system does not support the device. Try upgrading it to the next higher level. In most of the cases windows Xp service pack 2 does not recognise this Garmin device. Try upgrading it to service pack 3.
If you are still experiencing the problem then you will need to contact Garmin for repair.
Thanks for using Fixya.
Good Luck and have a nice day.

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Garmin c330 download problems


Sounds like a windows XP home problem.

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Why can't my PC detect Garmin 255W when I plug it via USB?


First makre sure that the usb is working. Just plug anythign into the usb port and if it detect it we know that is working.

Now with the GPS plug the usb cable into the port you tested then plug the gps on the other end. Watch your screen (PC) and see if it detects the gps. It should say one of two things. One will be device discovered Garmin GPS (something along that line) or it may show USB storage device. You can plug it in and look under my computer for these if you missed what it said. Some versions of windows are better than others at detecting whats connected. And some hardware is better than other at detecting something on a connected usb cable.

You should also plug the cable into a differant port if you had left it connected and were getting this problem. And you should try plugging both into a differant computer if you can. Doing these can tell you if the problem is the gps, the cable the port or the computer itself. Usually just changing the port is all it takes.

Apr 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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