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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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2007-02-02, 19:16:23
anonymous from United States  
How do I download my pics from cell phone? were do I find software?
2007-02-03, 22:20:24
unice2da@yahoo.com from Ghana  
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I have a motorola L6 phone. I bought a cable which has written on it 'FOR MOT V3' also a CD which have 'USB DATA CABLE DRIVER' written on it. I inserted the CD and followed the instructions to install but mid way in the installation, a pop box came up asking for an additional file which I dont know what to do about. I haven't installed the software neither have I every inserted the USB cable into my PC.
I desperately need help, especially becuase I want to have my pictures and music looaded in to my phone and download my short clips off the phone to make space.
Please is there anyway I can get help?


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2007-02-12, 02:24:22
anonymous from Las Vegas in Nevada, United States  
This shit sucks i spent 25$ one motorola phone tools for my v3m and the shit doesn't work hit me up if you can help... Dj.Solo@yahoo.com


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2007-02-13, 12:05:28
anonymous from Iran  
i have motorola L6 and i miss the softwar that allows me to connect my phone to computer { softwar for usb data cable } how can i find it
please help me my email is x_khabis@yahoo.com
2007-02-14, 10:31:59
anonymous from Indonesia  
I have a motorola L6 phone.I bought a cable which has written on it 'FOR MOT V3' also a CD which have 'USB DATA CABLE DRIVER' written on it. I inserted the CD and followed the instructions to install but mid way in the installation, a pop box came up asking for an additional file which I dont know what to do about. I haven't installed the software neither have I every inserted the USB cable into my PC.



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2007-02-14, 14:06:55
topburd@hotmail.com from United Kingdom  
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I may be able to help you all that are looking for motorola phone tools i downloaded mine free from torrent king and used ares p2p to download the torrent or maybe you could also try isohunt. If you have no luck i will try to email you a copy if it lets me send a big file my address is topburd at hotmail dot com. if i can help i will as i lost my disc and downloaded it the same way . Then i found it the day after but it works perfectly. Hope this will help you all. Nickie uk xx
2007-02-18, 22:58:25
from India  
Hi everyone, i have a moto L6 phone.when i connect my phone to pc for net,the phone tools displays 'connected to the internet'.but i cannot able to surf any pages. i have airtel gprs.Do anyone have solution for this.
please send details to my raghaajith@gmail.com
2007-02-19, 10:54:25
anonymous from United States  
Anyone have Motorola Phone Tools 4.0 Please send link to: delphifaq@McSierra.com Thanks to all...
2007-02-22, 10:06:55
anonymous from Poland  
ssijta jaja tu kurwa nic nie ma pedaly na chuj ta strona
2007-02-23, 01:24:37
anonymous from United States  
hi tanner
2007-02-23, 04:35:52
anonymous from United Kingdom  
PERSONW WITH EMAIL ADDRESS delphifaq@McSierra.com I HAVE EMAILED YO A COPY I HOPE THIS HELPS


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2007-02-23, 16:49:11
anonymous from United States  
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You can download Motorola Phone Tools of off Bearshare. I got mine from there and I got a usb cord from Verizon. Everything but my internet works great. Alltel is being retarded.

Im able to browse the internet for like 1 min but then it stops working.
2007-02-23, 23:26:28
cfb_6886@yahoo.com from Iran  
I have motorola v3x and when i connect it with usb into pc, it warn about need to following drivers:
Motorola Accessory
Motorola Data Logger MCU
Motorola Test Command
Please help me and mail with cfb_6886@yahoo.com
tanx
2007-02-27, 08:42:06
anonymous from Singapore  
I want to transfer the pictures that i have taken in my Motorola L6 into my PC. But i cannot see the moblie after connecting to my PC via a usb cable. Have already installed the P2K driver, but still do not work. Please email to wengseow@yahoo.com if you have the solution to my problem. Thanks.
2007-02-27, 19:38:17
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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if u have a copy of motorolas mobile phone tools that has a v3 listed in the list then install it asn a v3 it works as it should anyway just shows an image of a v3 thats the only difference
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