Getting Windows to Recognize Your Garmin Device

You will need:

  1. Garmin GPS device
  2. Windows computer system
  3. USB cable to connect the two (one or the other of the two type below, depending upon your Garmin)


  1. Power up your Windows computer and wait until it has boot up completely.

  2. Plug in the Map SD card into the Garmin if it is not already there.

  3. Power on your Garmin and wait until it is boot.

  4. Plug in the Garmin into the appropriate USB cable and plug the cable into a working free USB port on your computer.
  5. If the Garmin does not appear at all then: