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PC won't recognize GPS

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Aryan King

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I am trying to get the Garmin 260w nuvi to be recognized on my PC-windows XP,so that I can set up travel directions from MapQuest, to be sent to the Garmin GPS unit.

I have attached the USB in the rear of the computer-nothing
I have attached the USB in the front of the computer-nothing
I have turned it off
Unplug it and turn it on again-still nothing
I've down loaded the communicator plugin -nothing
I've down loaded the drivers-nothing
I've down loaded an additional map source-nothing

Maybe there is some more tweaking in the control panel I need to do,but once I get to the Device manager I don't see anything I understand to start tweaking.
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Major Payne

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Did you click the files to install the downloads? Leaving out steps you've taken makes us guess as to any suggestions. From the site itself, they say to find specific files you downloaded and double-click on them to start the install process. Lots of info you can select from on the Garmin Support page. Even contacting Garmin Customer Support would be a good option if you just purchase the GPS. Who knows better than they what your problem may be.

I take it you have all the manuals. If not, see nuvi 260W for manual downloads.

Some possible related FAQs:

How can I fix the "Cannot install this hardware, access is denied"...
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Maybe you can find more relevant ones HERE. SOLUTIONS TO CONSIDER

Edited by Major Payne, 27 November 2008 - 10:00 PM.

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