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Old 11-30-2010, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The USB drives on my computer work fine. However I havent been able to connect my phone to the computer via the USB wire. The computer says "USB device not recognized." I called in for support and after some working w/ it they said I should return the phone for servicing. I took it to the store and it was connecting to their computer fine there. I then connected it to Dad's laptop, that worked fine as well. So its obviously an issue on my end. What can I do about that?

In case its relevant both my computer and Dad's are running XP Pro. i dint install any software on Dad's computer either, just plugged it in and it got picked up. Help!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know this may sound obvious, but did you try another USB slot? Try one of the ones in the back... when I have that issue, changing the port seems to do the trick.
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What kind of phone? I know my blackberry took an act of god to connect to my Vista work computer. Try what the person above said. Maybe reinstall the software?
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this is kinda embarrassing but it seems to work in one of my usb slots now! i had tried 2 different ones and its not working in either of those, but the one i barely ever use seems to do it. huh??!
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could be that one usb slot is usb 1 and the others are usb 2 which are powering the connection fine
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im not actually sure what usb 1 and usb 2 means? is there some way i can check up if they're that?
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