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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
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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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2007-02-28, 17:58:36
anonymous from Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan  
OYeeeeeeeeee kaan paak gay hain Motorola L6 kaa naam sune sune ker,
kisi kuttay kay bachay kay paas iss ka software nahi ???????
oyee kuttay kay sub bachoooooooon , tum loag andhay thay jub cell purchase ker rahay thay uss waqt ankhain kahan theeeeeeeeeeen
acha hay nahi hona chaheay tum logoon kay pass iss ka software
mairay pass hay jo kerna hay ker lo maira
ye maira mail address hay
timepassg@yahoo.com
huhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Jahil kay bachay saray
2007-03-01, 10:53:50
anonymous from Greece  
hi there
it seems that i can't have my phonebook downloaded successfully to my pc with a ma 8860c usb cable....Although there is connection between the cell phone and the pc and it seems the whole thing starts ok after a while it stops transferring the phonebook which is needed first to keep using other functions of handset manager after... can anyone help me with this?
2007-03-06, 04:31:30
anonymous from India  
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ganu


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2007-03-08, 03:49:21
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Hey. I bought an L6 from Phones4U, but it didn't come with a driver CD!!! Could you point me towards legal download sites?

P.S. Although I can't connect my phone, I now have a cable for my PSP...


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2007-03-08, 07:04:38
anonymous from Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan  
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motrola phon is a great ... I like so much .


Afzal Shigri.


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2007-03-12, 14:14:43
anonymous from Ireland  
The Samsung Phones Are Better Cos When You download th PC Suite From the samsung website it has the driver to
2007-03-14, 12:06:32
anonymous from United States  
I need to connect my v220 to my pc. Please help
2007-03-15, 08:33:23
anonymous from Jamaica  
How can I get Motorola V600 software::
Sedi


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2007-03-16, 16:15:19
anonymous from Egypt  
i won't driver for v980 plzzzzzzzzzzz
my emial is abdeen867@hotmail.com
2007-03-18, 15:03:45
[hidden] from Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan  
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how can i get motrola L6 USB Driver


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2007-03-20, 05:45:59
anonymous from Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka  
oy punda where is the driver


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2007-03-20, 06:19:46
amin0586@hotmail.com  
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hi i have motorola v 80 i like connectinge but i can't


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2007-03-20, 10:44:21
anonymous from United States  
hi all,
i try out to set up my motorola c975 as a modem for my pc, i also already install MPT 4.36 , P2k Drivers and RSD lite 3.3 , but when i try to make internet connection from MPT, it show out ' The GPRS connection could not be established, make sure that you have subscribed to the DATA option...' error, pls help me to figure out...., thanks b4........
2007-03-20, 11:36:32
from United States  
I also am looking for a way to download drivers and software for my Motorola Razor phone. I have the USB cable but I don't know what else I need to do. PLEASE HELP! I can be reached at drica3k@aol.com with any solutions or links. Thanks a lot.
2007-03-25, 06:30:50
fanky123@yahoo.com from United States  
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I am using Motorola C975, I have data cable. But my software CD not working. Pls. help me to get free download USB software to connect my set to my PC...
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