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TonyR
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Help needed - GPS... Reply with quote

Please help....

I have a Garmin GPS which was talking quite happily with my PC through it's serial link until very recently.... now the PC doesn't find it....

Any ideas on how to check if it's my serial port that's playing up or if it's my unit, or is there a setting I might have changed without knowing it....

Thanks,

Tony.

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TonyR
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Figured it out..... Reply with quote

Thanks for all the help!!!!! (only joking....)

for future reference people - I have activesync running waiting a PDA to talk to it... it has a setting hidden in one of the menus that monitors COM1 -thus it overrode the GPS software trying o talk to this port... set the active sync to only check for USB devices and it's up and running straight away....

Hope this helps people in the future,

Tony.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,
Check each COM manually - sometimes that helps, bummer when you try to use old tech on new software as is often the case nowadays as one side tends to catch up faster than the other (PC vs. GPS). You can always use this as an excuse to buy a new PC and a new GPS! Very Happy

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