Must use Motorola brand usb cable to connect bionic to computer?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by phingerbang, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. phingerbang

    phingerbang New Member

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    I left my bionic USB cable at my parents house that is 2 hours way from mine. I tried to plug my bionic in and it wouldnt conenct to my pc. I was scratching my head for about 2 hours. I only have a generic usb cable and 3 different LG cables from previous phones. My droid bionic was not connecting via usb no matter what i did. I downloaded new drivers for two different computers. Tried vista vs windows 7 but still nothing. The phone would charge correctly but wasnt being noticed by the computers and the phone USB connection notification wouldn't appear. I tried removing battery, restarting the phone, removing and swapping the memory cards (even tho that shouldn't make a difference) and still nothing. Finnaly I found my old motorolla droid 1 cable and figured i would give it a shot and...TADA. It worked! what the hell is going on? I tested out my droid 1 and it connects via all 4 of the cables.

    I wanted to put this in the forum in case others had this problem so it would come up in the search.
     
  2. Speeding Wheels

    Speeding Wheels Senior Member

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    It's a known issue.. but good post regardless :)
     
  3. endobrian

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    I'm using a sony usb cable from 1996 and a moto m9 dongle. works great.
     
  4. SSHGuru

    SSHGuru Silver Member

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    Wierd.. mine's working with a regular MicroUSB cable.. in fact, the one Im using came from a blackberry lol
     
  6. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Senior Member

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    Known by whom? I use USB cables from an old camera, a dead bluetooth, and a old phone. All work fine. Odd

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
     
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    My cheap micro usb cable from china works without issues.
     
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    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

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    Well, AFAIK, when P3Droid has an issue charging his Bionic with a non-Moto USB cord, its a known issue ;)
     
  9. Htown315

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    Yup..I found this out sbf'ing my wife's D2G. LG cord wouldn't work.
     
  10. Zregnier

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    I have the same issue. Any micro USB will charge my Bionic, but only the Moto one will let me copy files to/from my PC. I have a few other cords laying around that I haven't tried yet. I'll try them all and report back.

    edit: All moto cords work (I have D1, D2, and Bionic cables.) LG cables are fine for charging but that's it. I have a generic Chinese one at work that I'll try on Monday.
     
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    Other day I drove myself crazy trying to get my PC to recognize my phone. Finally I grabbed the chord that came with the phone and it worked.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
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    yeah i have another thread yesterday i started about this. I spent 4 hours on this problem. I tried 2 computers, multipe cords, battery pull everything. The bottom line is you must use a motorola usb cord. The other cords i have in my house have a LG logo on them. Those cords will only charge the phone. As soon as i grab a cord that had the motorola logo the damn bionic worked perfect and the drop down menu appeared. I am throwing out all the lg cords i have . I just ordered 4 motorola usb cords on ebay shipped for $15. I never had this problem with my original droid. I used these lg cords for my original droid for years. This seems to be a new thing with the bionic
     
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