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I recently bought my new Garmin etrex legend. And to great surprise it came with a 9-bit PC data cable. I automatically thought it would include a USB. If anyone knows where to buy this accessory. Please Reply! ;)

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I recently bought my new Garmin etrex legend. And to great surprise it came with a 9-bit PC data cable. I automatically thought it would include a USB. If anyone knows where to buy this accessory. Please Reply! :laughing:

 

The etrex units use a standard usb cable. Many digital camera cables will work just fine, as do Blackberry phone cables. Any decent electronics store will have a cable. But first check your other electronics, you may already have a cable that works.

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I recently bought my new Garmin etrex legend. And to great surprise it came with a 9-bit PC data cable. I automatically thought it would include a USB. If anyone knows where to buy this accessory. Please Reply! :laughing:

 

The etrex units use a standard usb cable. Many digital camera cables will work just fine, as do Blackberry phone cables. Any decent electronics store will have a cable. But first check your other electronics, you may already have a cable that works.

 

It just dawned on me that you may have an older etrex unit that does not have a usb port on the unit at all. In that case, all is still not lost. You can get an RS232 USB converter cable. Should cost you around $10 on the internet.

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I recently bought my new Garmin etrex legend. And to great surprise it came with a 9-bit PC data cable. I automatically thought it would include a USB. If anyone knows where to buy this accessory. Please Reply! :blink:

I bought one off ebay that works fine.I just had download driver for it

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I just bought a garmin etrex h today.. what is the cable for? i might need or want one too...

 

To load caches with. You definitely will want one if your purchase didn't include it. They're around $30 most of the time!! With the cable, you'll be able to connect directly to the computer and transfer a single cache or multiple caches simply. Without, you'll be hand entering coords for each cache...OUCH!! Doable, but not simpe like loading with the cable...

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hand load the coords?? i can do that?? i have been taking the coords on a piece of paper and walking around till i find the location... am i a newb or what.. i have read the book several times looking for the entering place but to no avail.. maybe someone can help me with that in a PM...

 

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hand load the coords?? i can do that?? i have been taking the coords on a piece of paper and walking around till i find the location... am i a newb or what.. i have read the book several times looking for the entering place but to no avail.. maybe someone can help me with that in a PM...

 

Jeremy

 

Well, OUCH again! :) There should be a button that looks like a pushpin or something like that? I can't remember since it's been so long since I owned my etrex, but if I were you, I'd just push each button and see what it does...

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hand load the coords?? i can do that?? i have been taking the coords on a piece of paper and walking around till i find the location... am i a newb or what.. i have read the book several times looking for the entering place but to no avail.. maybe someone can help me with that in a PM...

 

Jeremy

This thread explains how to enter coords into the Etrex by hand. Etrex waypoints

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