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Connecting to USB Port

Please help.. I purchased a 260w and need to register the unit. I have no idea (I am so computer illiterate) how to connect the garmin unit into the usb port. I know, stupid, but need answer. thank you.

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You'll need a usb cable... then go to www.garmin.com
the small end of the usb cable goes into the back of the gps... the larger end into the usb port... the computer should find it for you.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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If not:
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
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