So I'm on my second Droid since Mar. 2010. The first started getting to a point where it would not charge, and now this second one has recently started to not recognize when I've hooked it up to a USB port.
What I've done to troubleshoot:
-multiple droid usb cables
-reset to factory x2
-cleaned contacts on connector with alcohol
-stopped services related to market, and apps currently running (nothing related to the android system, however)
-double checked usb debugging OFF
The odd part is, the Droid recognizes that a cable has been plugged in, and the screen will turn on. However, I do not get the standard little green android on my screen telling me I can connect to transfer files.
The charging capabilities are also acting odd. Sometimes I can plug in the charging brick and have it charge. Other times it will not. If I plug in the cable when it's connected to a PC, sometimes it will illuminate the white light when the cable is approximately half in. As soon as it's the rest of the way in, the light will shut off, and then the previously mentioned screen event will happen.
The downside to this, of course, is the phone is a refurb, and it's out of it's super awesome 90 day warranty. (which in itself is annoying.)
Anybody got any other ideas?