December 22nd, 2011, 09:40 PM
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When I plug in the USB cord ... the workstation signals a new device ... the notification bar on the Bionic says USB connection and then displays a network-like icon. I can then slide down the notification and open the USB connection entry containing the connection types. You probably want USB Mass Storage.
You can also call the Notifications display by selecting Settings | Notifications.
Yes ... you need one of the newer cables ... like the one that came with your Bionic (I also use one that came with my Droid X docking station 1+ year ago.)
You are the second person who has a girlfriend with a Samsung and a Samsung-supplied cable that does not work with the Bionic.
Since you have time on your hands ... you could take it to a Verizon store and verify that it does connect to their PC using their USB cable. (It is a long shot but maybe the socket in your Bionic is bad.)
You could also try the existing cable in other USB ports. A USB port on the main computer as opposed to one coming out of some other device.
Solved with an OEM cable is my guess.