Garmin thick question

How do I attach the pc lead??

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Camlo    pirate
20/11/2009 at 18:43

OK I know I'm not the brightest but having had the Garmin 205 for about 6 months I thought I'd have a go at uploading / downloading. I installed the disk/ program no probs, but then it said to attach the 'device'. OK - no obvious place on the watch so I thought perhaps use the charging cradle (which fits) but NO. It is still telling me to attach the device & the watch says it's charging.......


Many thanks form a complete thicko x

20/11/2009 at 18:55

Have you got the USB lead plugged directly into the PC, or is connected to an external USB hub (i.e. a USB extension lead)?

 I had some problems a while back recognising my 305 when connected via a hub (well, 2 in a row actually!) but it worked with a direct connection. Once that worked, I tried it on the hub again, and it worked there too.

Camlo    pirate
20/11/2009 at 19:08

I've put the usb cable into the charging cradle & the other end into the front of the pc tower.... still saying to attach the device.

Watch is charging so must be 'speaking' to each other & have turned the watch on but still nothing! 

20/11/2009 at 19:19

The garmin support site might be the place to try then... search for the error "attach the device" (there are a few answers - the one I checked suggested downloading the latest software....

Camlo    pirate
20/11/2009 at 21:14

Thanks Guys- followed the link & downloaded the latest software & bob's your uncle.

Rather pleased that since I bought the garmin in March (ish) I've clocked a whopping 655 km in 72 hours !!  

21/11/2009 at 15:58
It only works if you have your Garmin switched on before you plug into your computer.
Camlo    pirate
22/11/2009 at 21:23
Ah I didn't know that! I did switch it on but then I fretted because it was searching for satelites all the time.
23/11/2009 at 01:08
I don't switch mine on... works just fine.
23/11/2009 at 11:31

Yeah, you don't have to switch the garmin on.

PC on, garmin in cradle, plug in cradle to USB slot, job done.

It probably didn't work before because Windows didn't have the right drivers, now you've installed the Garmin software you'll be fine.

23/11/2009 at 18:57
Mine doesn't work unless the garmin is switched on. A message comes up on the screen prompting it to be switched on if I have forgotten. If I plug it in switched off, the garmin records "charging battery."

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