Tablet USB port not recognised

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steerage250
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Tablet USB port not recognised

Post by steerage250 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm

My 66st has been working fine when connecting to USB ports on my desktop, but now (just as I'm about to embark on a 4 week holiday with it), I discover that it won't recognise it is connected to a USB port on my tablet (that I take on my travels), The GPS recognises it is connected to power, but never offers me the option to switch to USB mode - so I can't extract my tracks and waypoints.

1. Has anyone experienced this before with USB ports ?
2. Can anyone think of other ways of extracting tracks and waypoints ?

thanks

Ian

Art
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Re: Tablet USB port not recognised

Post by Art » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:20 am

What Windows version is the tablet?
Maybe it needs a driver.

steerage250
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Re: Tablet USB port not recognised

Post by steerage250 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:09 am

It's Windows 10. I suspect/know that the USB port is limited in its power supply capacity (from trying to connect my phone, and camera to it in the past). I eventually did get it to connect to the 66st by my usual method of "faffing-about".

However, I have solved the problem - by buying another tablet !

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Re: Tablet USB port not recognised

Post by gpsrchive » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:19 pm

steerage250 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:09 am
It's Windows 10. I suspect/know that the USB port is limited in its power supply capacity (from trying to connect my phone, and camera to it in the past). I eventually did get it to connect to the 66st by my usual method of "faffing-about".

However, I have solved the problem - by buying another tablet !
Which tablet did you get?

steerage250
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Re: Tablet USB port not recognised

Post by steerage250 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 pm

Microsoft Surface Go, with a USB-C-to-USB adaptor

(sorry for the late reply)

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