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Garmin N?vi 760 not detected by my PC

I turned the GPS and the PC on in the wrong order. The PC found my GPS and now I am unable to update drivers etc. The PC will not detect my GPS and the Communications Program will not run properly. What do I have to do to make it work?

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  • runetheman Jun 10, 2008

    When turning on the GPS and PC in the wrong order it found software from Windows. I uploaded the latest version of Driver, Communication Programme and general updates to my computer. I launched them, but the GPS is still not located. The GPS goes into sleep-mode - it charges the battery and nothing else. I am unable to load anything on to the GPS from my PC

  • runetheman Jun 10, 2008

    think I have to re-phrase my problem:

    The GPS is detected, found both E:/ and F:/ (SD MicroCard Slot), but the Communcator Programme is not detecting the GPS

    Garmin Communicator Plugin Test Page

    Garmin Communicator Plugin is NOT detected. See our download and installation instructions.

    If you're still having problems and need additional support, see our Communicator FAQs.


    I have downloaded both Communicator and newest version of the driver, but there is still a problem.

  • enterjohn Jun 28, 2008

    Same problem detecting the installed plug in The computer sees my GPS 260 as a drive as It should. But no way to register without the plug in. And no way to download new maps without registering. Wrote Garmin 3 days ago and no response.

  • amatore Aug 10, 2008

    When I plug in the Garmin device in the PC, it is recognized and installed as Uknown unit. I have tried several times, and waits to plug the Garmin device into the USB port until the installation program tells med plug in. Is there a workaround to avaoid this problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Aviation gps 296 will not take the purchased navigation update PC starts the transfer then give a " communication error" with the gps. Contacted garmin support and did all they suggested and no change. Tried different browsers and different pc's to no avail



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Did you load the software to find updates for the model GPS you have?

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I had exactly the same problem with my 750. Garmin Communicator test page, download instructions, and FAQ were worthless. No response from Garmin support (ok, I'm impatient, it's only been 24 hours). I finally tried upgrading XP Home to service pack 3 (took about an hour). This fixed my problem, and the subsequent plugin installation went smoothly. Don't know if that will help you or not.


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