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Constant error message on connection to PC

I connected to my pc the other day and an error message stating thta I had an application problem cam up. It asked to paste to clip board and send to techsupport. It won't copy to the clipboard and tech support are not answering my mail. I have noe emailed support on the garmin web site - very frustrating!

I have upgraded all the software and still the same message occurs; even put it on an external drive and it still does not work. can any body help??
the device is working fine and I can get some of the infomation i need on average pace etc; but it is better for analysis on the pc, I seem to have had continual problems since I have had the device, but have always found a solution; surely someone must have had ht esame problem!??

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  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem on my Forerunner 205!

  • jetjockey352 Feb 04, 2009

    The first couple of months it worked great. Then all of sudden, same thing happened. When I hook it up in its docking cradle it won't transfer anything. The device says 'transfer complete' but the pc gives me the error message (and doesn't transfer). I've re-installed the software. I was using a usb hub; even tried hooking up direct. No change

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    "There is a problem communicating with your device.. Please make sure it is connected to the computer, then try again."

    I have tried again many, many times on multiple computers to no avail.


    I have used it 4 times. My fifth history is 'stuck' on my watch--- cannot get it to computer.



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I don't have a solution but i have noticed that if you call them, they usually fix the problem, and their software has gotten wayyyyyy better, so the upgrades helped me on most things. i do know that i had to upgrade both the software on the computer AND the firmware on the device for it to work properly.

I know this isn't much help but i hope you're able to get it working properly. they really are great devices when they are functioning properly and i feel your pain when they are not!

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