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When i connect my garmin to my computer it will not go into usb mode

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Hello,

If you are connecting the GPS via USB and find that it does not go into mass storage mode the first thing to do would be to try your other USB ports. If this does not work try to get it to connect to someone else's PC. If you are unable to do this the unit will have to be sent off for warranty or repair. For your unit I would recommend just upgrading to something a little bit newer, it would be more cost effective and leave you will a newer more up to date unit.

Hope this helps!

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Your computer uses USB Mass Storage Mode to detect your Garmin unit. If your computer does not detect your Garmin unit, you can try these troubleshooting steps:

Unplug the USB cable from the computer.
Turn the unit off and then back on again.
Plug the USB cable into your computer.
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Note: If your computer still does not detect the unit, make sure that you plug the USB cable directly into the computer USB port and not the USB hub. If the cable is already plugged directly into the computer, try plugging it into a different port.

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Try these steps:-

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