Question about Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver
Have you checked to make sure that your serial port is enabled in your computer bios.
some computers require you to press del while booting other esc.
the message should read somthing in the line
press ???? to enter setup
go to the advanced tab
look in IO (Input/Output) devices or somthing similar.
Make sure Com1 or UART is enabled.
If the device is enabled, then check to make sure that your cable is making a connection properly.
(May require you to open up the unit) if out of warantee
To check that the cable is connected properly on the outside contact to db9 port.
Pin 1 2 5 are used on the db 9
on the inside there is a cable with 4 wires soldered to a board which links the outside to the inside.
Connect your serial cable to the GPS, using a multimeter check continuity by holding red lead on pin 1 of db9 serial port and checking each pin for continuity. only 1 should indicate continuity, continue with pin 2 and pin5 on serial port connector.
If you are sure that there is connection between cable and GPS, check the cable from the soldered points to the GPS Board. If those are ok, then you may have a problem on the board. Would then sugest you take it in for checking.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
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