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Thread: Whoa, hold on...Moto USB cables only?

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    Whoa, hold on...Moto USB cables only?

    WTF? Did I just read that? The Bionic can only be used with Motorola branded USB cables? 1st, how the hell does the phone tell if it's a moto cable or not? 2nd, that's complete crap as I refuse to pay the typical super high price for a short cable. Monoprice 10ft cable>moto overpriced+short cables.

    Please tell me this is a joke....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunc View Post
    WTF? Did I just read that? The Bionic can only be used with Motorola branded USB cables? 1st, how the hell does the phone tell if it's a moto cable or not? 2nd, that's complete crap as I refuse to pay the typical super high price for a short cable. Monoprice 10ft cable>moto overpriced+short cables.

    Please tell me this is a joke....
    Calm down.

    Some cables work, some dont. Mine works great with a Blackberry cable. I also use a 15ft belkin cable with a mini-usb to micro-usb converter that works fine.

    On the other hand, I do have a couple Generic charger cables that seems not to work. It isnt a big deal.
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    But, if it doesn't work, now you know why. So it's a CYA statement from them. If yours doesn't work, try a different one, or get a Motorola(tm) cable.

    At least it brings to attention that all cables are not created equally.
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    Many manufacturers are using old USB 1cable, without informing the user, as a cheaper alternative ... this, though backwards compatible, will still cause issues... so if yours isnt working ... there may be your reasoning.

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    My X was picky about cables also. Nothing new!
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    I have seen several complaints about USB cables. But I can use all kinds with no issues. I use several different monoprice cables and I can charge/transfer data on any of them. I use an old LG EnV charger as my travel charger.
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    For those of you using non-motorola cables, when you plug your Bionic into the computer will the computer read the Bionic? I've heard some people can only get the Bionic to charge with non-moto cables. I personally haven't plugged mine in to my computer yet but I use a 6ft USB cable I purchased from a local wholesale electronics shop for $3 that charges my Bionic just fine. I read someones post a few days ago about how moto cables for the Bionic have built in circuitry that allow a computer to detect the Bionic and not just charge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunc View Post
    WTF? Did I just read that? The Bionic can only be used with Motorola branded USB cables? 1st, how the hell does the phone tell if it's a moto cable or not? 2nd, that's complete crap as I refuse to pay the typical super high price for a short cable. Monoprice 10ft cable>moto overpriced+short cables.

    Please tell me this is a joke....
    Lol just use the cable that came with your wall charger?

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    So far I have used only the short Motorola usb cable to the computer. However I have a few chargers from my palm pro that work fine. I even have an AT&T charger that works.

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