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PC won't recognise that garmin 1300 is connected via USB, therefore cannot register or update

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SOURCE: No connection to PC

I had the same problem. The solution was so simple but I tried everything I could imagine before this: Remove cable from pc and garmin. Now.. the secret...FIRST switch on your garmin and then connect it to the cable and to the usb port of yor pc! That was is for me! So simple really but in every manual I read it said just connect it, it didnt say first switch it on!!

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SOURCE: register my garmin nuvi 1300

go to this link to register the GPS

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SOURCE: can't connect garmin nuvi 660 to PC USB

Your Nuvi should be Off before connecting....

My Nuvi came with a patch cord that connects from Nuvi to laptop
its a usb cord, same usb cord you find for cameras

Your computer should see that a usb cable is connecting
go to.... and update maps

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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Would like to register my nuvi 1300


To be able you register yourGarmin nuvi GPS, you need to have a Garmin account. Thereafter, you can proceed for the Garmin nuvi GPS registration. After you have registered, you will have to enter your Garmin account to be able to register your Garmin nuvi GPS.

Follow this link to register your new Garmin nuvi GPS;

When the link opens, Under language, select English and below, click on "Automotive" icon. This will proceed to the next page.

On top of "Username", you will see "Don't have an account? Create one". Click on the "Create one". It is underlined and typed in blue.

Now you are on the registration page. Enter your full name, e-mail address, username you would like to use and create a password.

After filling all the required information, at the bottom of the registration page, you will see "Create Account'. Click on and and registration is complete.

Further more, after the registration, you will need to update your map, follow the below directions;

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your GPS and the other end into your desktop or laptop computer. The GPS device will load the appropriate driver automatically, and a message on your GPS tells you that it is connected to your computer via USB.
2. Open your Internet browser of choice and type in the following web addres: " "
3. Download the appropriate version of the software for your computer (Windows or Apple) and Install the WebUpdater by following the wizard (accept defaults).
4. Click "Start," "Programs," "Garmin" and " WebUpdater" to update your firmware and your maps. Periodically check and make sure your software is current.

Lastly, for more information about the webupdater, go to;

I hope you found the above helpful.....


Aug 30, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Once I conect my GPS to a usb cable, I get the black screen that says conect to computer, that being connected to the car. I thought that the gps needed to be coneected to the internet to get updates, I...

The screen your describe on your Garmin Nuvi is quite normal. It's the PC communication mode of the Nuvi. When disconnected from the PC it will automatically restart.

To update Nuvi software and maps - connect the Garmin to a PC / Mac using an USB cable. Then start your web browser (Internet Explorer / Firefox or similar) and go to

To update the Garmin - will check if your webbrowser has been installed with the Garmin update plugin. If not it will say so and will lead you through the procedure to install the Garmin web browser plug-in.

After the web browser plugin is installed it will ask you for your Username and Password at If not registered, then register yourself with the serial number of the Garmin Nuvi.

From here it's possible to update your Garmin Nuvi with new Nuvi software and maps using your username / password at

Jul 09, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS Receiver

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I don't know where to go to register my garmin nuvi 1300 seris on line.

To register your garmin nuvi;
  • Connect your satnav to your computer with the mini USB lead
  • Go to
  • Select your country from the drop-down list
  • Click on the "myGarmin" tab at the top of the screen
  • Click "Register your garmin product"
  • Click on "Automotive" and follow the prompts
You'll be asked to create a username and password. Keep them safe as you'll need them later if you want to update your maps.

Apr 24, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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Lwont to update my garmin 1300 please

Plug your Garmin 1300 into your computer via the USB cable then go to and check for any available updates. Being a 1300 you should not need to update it quite yet but if there are updates available this is where you will find them. If there is a specific issue with your 1300 that is occuring contact customer service and they will be able to assist you with additional support. Good Luck

Jan 17, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Need to register my Garmin gps

To register your Garmin and take advantage of any free Map updates you will need a Mini USB cable and then go to the Garmin product registration web link below and follow the on screen instructions to complete the process of updating and registration.

Dec 28, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Unit freezes at the loading maps stage

Yes! Yes! The exact same thing is happening to my nuvi 1300 right now one month after yours. What did you figure out? Can someone help? I've also tried to do the clear the device by pushing the right hand corner of the screen while powering on and I do not get any sort of 'would you like to clear everything?' message that I'm suppose to get. I'm going to check into battery recall that I heard about, but I don't think it's for the Nuvi 1300. Someone help! A :)

Jul 26, 2010 | Garmin GPS

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Can I update my Garmin without a charge? It wasn't even current when it was purchased!

Well, I can on my TomTom, You go to their, Garmin web site and register, then you can "Update" via the internet. First though you must install any drivers & software on your PC. Generally you download this or it self installs when you connect your unit via the cable to the USB port.

Feb 03, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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I never registered the garmin 200, baught it from

you can go HERE and register your nuvi.

after you register it, go HERE and download the Garmin web updater. after you run and install the web updater,start your nuvi and connect it to your computer via the usb cable provided, then start the web updater program if it doesnt start automaticly when your nuvi is connected. then just follow the directions. its pretty much automatic.


Oct 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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No connection to PC

Cause of all these problems may be as simple as faulty USB cable. I had initially bought cable on e-bay when i described problem below and didn't think cable was faulty as got the green loading bar etc. Subsequently tried another cable from a digital camera and gps began charging but no green loading bar etc. Finally borrowed cable from friend with similar model and it all worked perfectly: began charging, managed to register (and get the free 2009 maps update) etc. so problem could be the cable. Garmin sell it on their website for 7 euro but I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives in Electronics shops.

Dec 30, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Registering a Garmin Nuvi 200

Same as above. Will not update from disk. Get:
This Garmin gps is not eligible for this update because a previous map version is not installed.

May 23, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

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