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  • Windows 7 does not find USB driver for Garmin

    My Oregon 450T won't connect to my Windows 7 laptop anymore. Windows does not recognise the device. I have installed latest USB driver. And also uninstalled it. Does not make any difference.
    Big problem, because I can't update my device anymore.
    What the hell is Garmin doing ?!!

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    Windows 7 Driver - me too!!

    I have Windows 7 64 bits. I have download the drivers for W7 from the site (USB Drivers software version 2.3).

    But once I connect my garming the USB driver is not recogniced, therefore I could not update my garmin.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • #3
      Windows 7 driver for gpsmap 60csx

      Since my last Windows 7 (v6.1) update was installed a few days ago my laptop will not recognize the driver for my gpsmap 60csx. It worked before. I have installed the newest driver and communicator plugin. Program Compatibility Assistant states that the driver was not installed correctly, but when I chose to install using the recommended settings it still doesn't work.
      My colorado 300 works fine with my laptop using Windows 7. My gpsmap 60csx works fine on my desktop which is running Windows XP.

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      • #4
        Seen this issue in a similar post here so posting same possible solution here as well:

        Try going through a USB hub. This solved many issues with many USB devices on several computers for me. USB Hubs are very cheap and you may already have one, check your monitor or keyboard if it has USB Ports on it and go through them

        Good luck!

        EKEagle

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        • #5
          Hi, I have a brand new Nuvi 1350. I took it out of the box and plugged it into my Win 7 64 bit PC and it comes up as "Unknown Device". I Installed the Garmin USB driver, and it still comes up as Unknown Device. Then I deleted "Unknown Device" from my Devices and it still will not recognize or pull the USB drivers no matter what I do.

          When plugged in a little PC icon shows up on the screen, it connects to the PC (I hear the USB ding) then it does the whole "Unknown Device" thing, and then it disconnects (I hear the disconnect ding), and continues to boot or go back to the main screen and the computer no longer knows its there.

          Sound like a hardware problem? Do I have a defective Nuvi? Tried multiple USB ports, tried disconnecting all USB devices except the Garmin, etc. It works fine on my Windows XP machine in my office, but not my Win 7 home PC.

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          • #6
            I have a brad new 2495LMT and the device can't be found on windows 7 nor windows XP. It refuses to function as a mass storage device, as it is supposed to when connected by USB cable. It worked for a week and subsequently it does not

            This is wasting far to much time for what should be a simple process. I have all the drivers, updaters etc installed.

            I have seen that many people are having this problem. I am less than impressed with this gadget and also the support provided.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PETA-X View Post
              I have seen that many people are having this problem. I am less than impressed with this gadget and also the support provided.
              Did you call Garmin support?
              Phil M.
              myConnect | StravaHeatmap | Instagram
              F201 F205 F305 FR50 310XT 920XT
              nüvi 67LMT

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              • #8
                hello, thank you for your interest. I am in Spain, I can call support anywhere in the world. I did not see a support number. Where do I find it?

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                • #9
                  hi I found the support number, they were very helpful. It has not fixed the problem. But they are nice people who did their best.

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                  • #10
                    I dislike it when people post a problem and never post the solution. The USB cable as supplied with the Garmin was faulty. It charged but did not send data. I have used another cable, and bingo, works fine. Thank you Garmin Support UK

                    Also worth noting one can force the Garmin to behave as a mass storage device by going into map, pressing the speedo, then in the trip pressing the speed and holding... bingo you get into the admin screen! Select Mass Storage device if it is not already selected.
                    Last edited by PETA-X; 06-15-2012, 05:52 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PETA-X View Post
                      I dislike it when people post a problem and never post the solution. The USB cable as supplied with the Garmin was faulty. It charged but did not send data. I have used another cable, and bingo, works fine. Thank you Garmin Support UK
                      Thanks for the update. Glad it's working for you.
                      Phil M.
                      myConnect | StravaHeatmap | Instagram
                      F201 F205 F305 FR50 310XT 920XT
                      nüvi 67LMT

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                      • #12
                        I have downloaded the Garmin USB Driver ver 2.3.1 and Garmin Communicator Plugin (ver 4.0.4)
                        After installation and reboot my computer, my Nuvi 1495 still couldn't detected by MapSource 6.16.3
                        My computer is Win7 (64bit)

                        If i use http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/test/, the nuvi is detected (using browser IE 8.0 and Chrome Version 24.0.1312.57 m).
                        But if i use Firefox 19.0, the plugin is hanging.
                        In this case, i believe the USB cable is good and something incompatible in Firefox 19.0
                        Back to Mapsource, as in IE and Chrome could talk to my Nuvi, but the MapSource STILL couldn't read the Nuvi.
                        My Nuvi information:
                        Model: Nuvi 2495
                        Hardware Version: Nuvi 24x5 C2p2 i V5 2GB 12MB S TE
                        Software version: 7.70
                        Audio version: 2.40
                        Text Version: 3.3.0
                        GPS Firmware: 4.14.10
                        Bluetooth Firmware: 5.03.A15

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                        • #13
                          I've answered this in your other post.
                          Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                          Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                          (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SUSSAMB View Post
                            I've answered this in your other post.
                            @ SUSSAMB: many thanks
                            Now i am following up in my another post

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MDEVRIES18 View Post
                              My Oregon 450T won't connect to my Windows 7 laptop anymore. Windows does not recognise the device. I have installed latest USB driver. And also uninstalled it. Does not make any difference.
                              Big problem, because I can't update my device anymore.
                              What the hell is Garmin doing ?!!
                              I had the same problem: Oregon 450 often not detected. Had this problem with my previous old laptop (Vista). When I got a new one (Windows 7) the Garmin was allways detected! At least for a few months, then the problem reappeared: only after several attempts, the Garmin is recognized as USB storage device. So I suspected the drivers on my laptop are getting cluttered after a while.

                              My solution: use DriveCleanup.zip (free)
                              It cleans up the mess and when I connect the Garmin after a reboot it reinstalls the device and from then on my GPS is smoothly detected. At least for a few weeks/months, then misery recommences )-: Running DriveCleanup again fixes it again for a while...

                              Detailed instructions for using DriveCleanup are on
                              http://www.techspot.com/community/to...rivers.145884/

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