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Experience:  Over 16 years experience installing and repairing electronics.
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Im having trouble setting up my forerunner 610, i bought it

Customer Question

im having trouble setting up my forerunner 610
JA: What's the make/model of your GPS unit? How old is it?
Customer: i bought it today
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: i have been through the garmin express setup etc then i tried to locate the foreruuner 610 but it says it cant locate it
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none yet
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: na
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Pete replied 2 months ago.

I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question today.

Expert:  Pete replied 2 months ago.

Under certain circumstances, your Forerunner device may either fail to boot to the main menu screen, or may not be recognized as a USB device when connected to a computer. If this occurs, the device can be forced into mass storage mode, allowing it to be seen by the computer and Garmin applications.

To force a Forerunner into mass storage mode:

  1. Disconnect device from computer
  2. Power device off
  3. Press and hold the Start/Stop button (top right)1
  4. Plug device into computer
  5. Wait until device is recognized by computer (may take up to 30 seconds)
  6. If prompted, install USB device drivers:
    1. Choose, "No, not at this time"
    2. Click Next
    3. Choose Install USB drivers automatically (Recommended)
    4. Click Next and wait for USB driver installation to complete
    5. Click Finish
  7. Release appropriate button(s)
  8. Sync history and update device firmware if not up to date using Garmin Express
  9. Right-click on device drive
  10. Click Eject
  11. Disconnect device from computer
  12. Power on device (wait for firmware update to complete if installed)

Let me know if that works?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
it is still not locating it. it says software loader but then goes straight over to charging on the watch nothing happens on my pc
Expert:  Pete replied 2 months ago.

Do you have another USB cable that you can try?