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Device Not recongnized by windows

I have a Skycaddie SG3 and when I try to connect to my laptop I receive a USB error stating that the device has not been recognized by windows. I've tried to connect this to 3 different computers with the same results

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  • JeffLH Aug 13, 2008

    Thanks, that's what I'll do.

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Be sure the cable that connects to the back of the SkyCaddie is plugged in correctly and that is going straight down the back of the SkyCaddie over the logo. The cable should not be coming out of the top of the device then down, that will cause the error you are getting. If this is NOT the issue or the resolution, then unfortunately, anytime a device reads USB not recognized or malfunctioned, you will need to send the device in for a repair, IT IS an internal issue.

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