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Connecting a Motorola V phone with your PC - USB Data Cable problems

 

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I bought a new, unlocked Motorola V400 mobile phone on ebay. Since this phone has a (VGA resolution) camera, I wanted a data cable to connect the phone with my PC.
The data cable allows to transfer pictures, mp3 files and address book data between phone and PC (Outlook).

I found various offers on ebay that were very low priced.

"Motorola V551 V300 V330 V400 V600 USB Data Cable + CD"
($1.99)



The description for this product is typically like this:

  • 100% Brand New High Quality USB Data Cable w/ Driver
  • Quantity: 1
  • Start syncing data for your phone with this USB data cable with driver.
  • Connect your cellular phone with your PC/Laptop by the USB port to perform data transfer, fax and modem operations on GSM and TDMA products.
  • USB Driver is included. Driver configures the computer's COM port 4 (COM4) to be a USB port so that TrueSync can be used with the cable.
  • Note: TrueSync does not allow or recognize a USB connection; however, this data cable will configure the computer's COM4 to be a USB port. After installing USB driver, choose COM4 as your connection in TrueSync.
  • USB is supported on Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, not supported on Windows 95/98 1st Edition or Windows NT.
  • Act now while this offer lasts!
  • For use with: Motorola
  • Compatible with: A630 / A830 / A835 / A840 / A845 / A860 / A920 / A1000 / C305 / C341c / C343 / C343cr / c390 /c698p / C975 / C980 /E310 / E398 / E550 / E815 /E815m / E1000 / E1070 / M800 / M900 / ROKR E1 [E790] / T720 /T720c / T720i / T722 / T722i / T725 / T300p / T730c / T7 / V60 / V60t / V60c / V60g / V60i / V60p / V60s / V60v / V60x / V65p / V66 / V70 / V80 / V120 / V120c / V120e /V120t / V120x / V260 / V262 /V265 / V265m / V266 / V276 / V300 / V300m / V330 / V330i / V400 / V400p / V500 / V501 / V505 / V510 /V525 / V525m / V535 / V540 / V545 / V547 / V550 / V551 / V551j / V551m / V555 / V557 / V557p / V560 / V600 / V600i / V600m / V620 / V635 / V635i / V710 / V710m / V810 / V872 / V975 / V980 / V1050 / MPx220 / Timeport 270 / 270c / 280 / 280g
  • CMOTV60XDAT5
  • 206939"


I bought a combo of
  1. cable
  2. driver CD
  3. travel charger

for $0.99 plus $5.95 shipping.

With sales tax it came to $7.02. I already had a travel charger and a car charger, but hey - a spare charger cannot hurt, or?

The product arrived within 4 days.

I put the CDROM in the laptop (Windows XP),
plug the cable in the phone,
other end of cable goes in laptop's USB port.
[pause]
computer recognizes new hardware
but fails to install the proper drivers.

I spend 12 hours over 2 days downloading various drivers and software tools.

Appears that the content of the driver CD (P2K drivers) is indeed needed, but you can download it for free from many many sources on the web (legal downloads)

Ideally you will also want a software application that does the synchronization. The drivers alone don't do you good. There are illegal copies available on the web, or in P2P file sharing networks, or you can buy "Motorola Phone Tools" from these guys:

http://www.bvrp.com/customers/motorola/upgrade/US/

As I said, I am not a computer novice, and after combined 12 hours of trying, I figured the cable may be bad. My cable has a print "V60" on it. Maybe not quite as compatible as I thought?

I went to the mall and bought an official Motorola Data Cable ($27.50 including sales tax).
Plugged it in, worked right away.
For 27.50 you don't even get a driver CD and of course no application either, but you get a functioning cable.


What about the cables on ebay? I found out that this is no single occurence. Many other customers have made the same experience. Those $0.49 cables are not working reliably.

Can can I do? Sure, I can mail the defective cable back to the ebay seller and get a refund of 99 cents (actually a loss after paying for shipping it back!)

The way I see it, I got a spare travel charger - which actually does work -, and hopefully one more positive feedback, all for $7.



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2008-06-07, 13:03:49
anonymous from United Kingdom  
uninstall your motoraza tools,then set up your cell like this ;Go to settings select, go to connections select, go to usb and select modem.With your cell not connected to the comp, reinstall raza tools and follow online instructions.
The cell must be set as modem, just the same aas if you want to use it bluetooth, you must set it to do that.
Hope it helps..............
2008-06-16, 19:20:31
anonymous from United States  
thanks tech, that link worked great
2008-06-17, 02:42:34
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can u transfer me the files from the cd of motorola datacable driver.
becoz im having data cable but not cd.
2008-08-28, 18:17:46
anonymous  
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2008-09-13, 02:35:43
anonymous  



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2008-09-20, 02:41:25
anonymous from India  
hi friends. i hv motorola L6 and nokia USB cable. unfortunately i m unable to find drivers for my mobile to conect to my PC thru USB. cn somebody give me any links to free download the drivers.

thanks in advance
2008-10-10, 18:35:32
anonymous  
SUCK MY DICK BITCH!!! GOOGLE SUCKS!!!
2008-10-10, 18:40:35
anonymous  
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2008-10-15, 02:02:33
anonymous from Philippines  
how can i connect to my pc using usb cable port my mnodem motorola l6?
2008-10-25, 03:58:41
anonymous  
i need a driver for my moto l6 to trnsfer my files from my phone to my pc... wer can i get the installer if i don't have the cd... i hve tried to visit their website but i cant se any driver suite for my phone
2008-10-29, 03:06:27
anonymous from Brazil  
Hi...
Read here solution problem
http://www.motomodd..-post.html
2008-11-28, 04:04:37
anonymous from Pakistan  
how can i connect to my pc using usb cable port my mnodem motorola l6?
2008-12-04, 23:52:20
anonymous from United States  
Ok i have a motorolla v3 razor and i got the usb cable and the tools. And i still dont know how to get to the pictures to transfer them to my pc
2008-12-13, 19:51:31
wotzupchicken'hotmail.co.uk from United Kingdom  
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brought A USB CABLE. I HAVe NO DISK AND I HAVe DOWNLOADED A DRIVER. But havnt got a clue how it fits in with thingz! BUT IT SAYS USB DEVISE NOT RECONISED WHY? would u pleeese email me at wotzupchicken@hotmail.co.uk. i hope sumone helps me coz it lookz like everyone has problems but no solutionz!!!! just wan2 get sum pictures of my phone to my pc windows xp n want a cool ring tone without payin an arm n a leg!!!
2008-12-13, 19:58:51   (updated: 2008-12-13, 20:08:14)
wotzupchicken@hotmail.co.uk from United Kingdom  
MYRA HeRe, In NEED of SUM ADVISE! {moto v500} I got A USB CABLE. I HAVe NO DISK AND I HAVe D/L A DRIVER. {But havnt got a clue how it fits in with thingz!} BUT IT SAYS USB DEVISE NOT RECONISED WHY? would u pleeese email me at wotzupchicken@hotmail.co.uk. i hope sumone helps me coz it lookz like everyone has problems but no solutionz!!!! just wan2 get sum pictures of my phone to my pc windows xp n want a cool ring tone without payin an arm n a leg!!!



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