Phone will not connect to PC

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by hoboX10, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. REMilk

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    This sounds like a non-compatible cable. My wife had a LG ENV3 and this cable would not work with my Droid 3. I threw it away. Once I used a Motorola cable, it worked perfectly. I have also used other third-party cables that do not work; while some third-party cables work fine.

    Your Motorola cable may be damaged.

    Good Luck,
    Bob
     
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    Hmm DICMUSBT appears to be a HTC cable...

    I don't think it's the cable as it was working perfectly with my Droid 2, but they are cheap enough, I could test that.
    Maybe Motorola SKN5004A MicroUSB Data Cable - would work?

    Thanks for the feed back both of ya.
    -j
     
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    I don't know if there is mis-communication but I have to ask again. After you plug in the cable and the 'lightning' symbol appears in the status bar, when you pull down the status bar and press it, it doesnt come up with options? Example; When i plug my phone in, it comes up with "USB connection" and says "Select to manage your USB conncection" and when pressed a dialog comes up and give you these options; PC mode, Windows Media Sync, USB Mass Storage, and Charge Only. If those do not come up I would assume that the cable your using is bad and it thinks that its only plugged into a wall charger because its either missing the pins needed to tell the phone its a usb cable or the wires are just bad.

    The model # on the cable is skn6378a, I dunno how the other guy ended up with a dicmusbt since it is a HTC cable.

    http://www.discountcell.com/cellular/p/modroid-3_skn6378a_5

    Im sure they can be found else ware for a lot cheaper but that is the STOCK cable that ships with the D3.

    like amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-ECOM...FXNM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323217760&sr=8-1
     
    #15 Cdjones187, Dec 6, 2011
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    If no icons display but the phone charges, you have one of the following conditions:

    1. Defective cable
    2. Cable that is not compatible with your device

    I suggest that you locate the exact Motorola cable that came with your phone or go to a Verizon store and buy a new cable and test it in the store.

    Bob
     
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    Had same Problem, got new cable out of Box and It worked like a champ....
     
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    Same issue different phone

    I'm having the same problem except I have a Gem, not an actual droid. I just got this phone less then a week ago and I'm using the cable that came with it. It was connecting fine before so I was able to sync pictures, music, whatever, but now it's only charging when I plug it into my computer.
     
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    Went to my Verizon store with my Droid RAZR, PC & cable - no phones could be recognized - no one there thought to try a Moto supplied cable. No blame - we all goofed.
    I finally dug out the cable that came with my Droid RAZR & I finally have connectivity.
    I thought that the USB, Micro USB, etc. were a standard & interchangable.
    Someone please educate me on this. At least I'm finally connected.
     
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    Couldn't find anything from searches, so I'm sorry if this is a dup.

    I'm having similiar problem, but my phone charges when the cable that came with it is plugged into the wall charger. When i connect to my PC nothing happens at all; no charge, no usb, literally nothing. tried 3 different computers and all the usb ports. Tried turning usb debugging mode off, tried other cables. No connection at all. Phone is almost 1 year old.

    Droid x2
    Eclipse v2.2.1

    Any ideas?
     
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    I'm having the same problem. I just went to plug my phone into my computer and all it did was charge. No "charge only" option in my settings, no usb debugging questions, no icon in the status bar..nothing.
     
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    I've got the same problem... since the last Android update. Stock Droid 3 connecting to a Win 7 laptop. Worked fine... hasn't worked on any machine I've tried plugging into since. I have used a variety of cables, including a couple with Motorola tags on them and one that has tags that say ECOMOTO and "VCAST media manager Transfer photos video and text".
     
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    instead of starting a new thread please allow me to piggy back here. I am using the cable that came with my Incredible, as Verizon said it was the same. When I connect it to my laptop, I get the options but when I select the charge option it does not charge and it is not recognized as amass storage device. From reading here it doesn't sound like a model specific cord will help.

    Thanks.
     
  12. D1ck3y

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    From personal experience Lg cable will only charge you phone. Some Samsung cables will charge and also connect to pc. If you need to root or anything else only moto cables will work.... stupid flaw, but makes sense.
     
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