USB device not recognized!Support

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  1. Sambo59

    Sambo59 New Member

    Hi everyone im hoping someone can help me out here.
    I have scanned through just about every forum trying to solve this problem but as yet nothing works!:mad:

    Ok so my samsung Galaxy S2 was working fine, i had if for about 4 months and i had connectivity with my laptop running windows vista home premium. However last week i updated the software and was trying to update the firmware via Kies when i got the error -

    One of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it...............................

    On the phone the MTP initialisation appears then shortly says connected afterwards. However windows cant see the phone.

    I believe i have tried everything to resolve this, i have;

    a) Done a factory reset on the phone.
    b) Re-installed the latest version of Kies and drivers ensuring everything , including drivers and associated files were wiped from my computer
    c)Tried different USB cables including the OEM cable and various aftermarket ones.
    d)Tried all the USB ports on my laptop.
    e)Tried other Laptops and desktops.
    f) Tried de-bugging mode.

    I'm sure there is a g) and an h) but can't think at the min:confused:

    So does anyone have and ideas?? I'm starting to think the phone is faulty and send it back.

    Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.


  2. Sambo59

    Sambo59 New Member

    Also forgot to add the phone charges fine via the usb cable
  3. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Tried cleaning the USB port on the phone? A lot of recommendations for that in a lot of threads when facing your type of problems.
  4. Sambo59

    Sambo59 New Member

    @ Russell Ng thanks for the response, ive not heard that one before. None the less I tried - and failed!
  5. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

  6. dax01

    dax01 Active Member

    My friend have the exact same problem but when (with same setup) replace her phone by mine (same model) - mine is detected.
  7. evicius

    evicius New Member

    hi, i have same problem and so far no solution :( Thanks in advance
  8. vickey883

    vickey883 New Member

    Same problem with me

    one of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it
    Please if any one find solutions for this let us know

  9. Sweegy

    Sweegy New Member

    Same problem here, Tried everything and no luck..
  10. nickst2

    nickst2 Well-Known Member

    same here
  11. dibdabdob

    dibdabdob New Member

    I have the same problem and I tried a few things today. my usb was only working as a charging device. At least I know the USB was working i double check it with a printer and a mouse and found...... it was something wrong with the driver not the phone or the cable
  12. dibdabdob

    dibdabdob New Member

    USB Problems
    I had problems connecting the USB to the computer as the cable allowed the phone to charge, but kies would not recognise it nor would the computer accept it as a USB device.

    I had the luxury of trying it on a computer that had never had a USB phone connected to it and it worked first time. First problem eliminated----the cable second problem eliminated the phone

    Next the USB driver on the computer... what to do I seached the microsoft sites and found the following on how to reset the USB controllers and devices on the computer:

    So I deleted all the devices and then uninstalled Kies and rebooted the PC.

    when the computer (laptop) was on and all the main usb drivers had reinstalled, I rebooted again. On the second reboot I just plugged the phone into a usb port and it began to install the samsung galaxy usb drivers including the modem.

    I then downloaded the latest kies from the samsung galaxy website and reinstalled it.

    and it has not stopped working. I do believe that the phone is not at fault, more the software and the chance of corrupting the drivers.

    The download of the new firmware worked immediately and I really had nothing to do on the phone.

    I hope someone can find this process of use ​
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  13. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Sometimes its the PC usb port causing the issue. That's why a lot of advice is to try another usb port or another pc (not Mac), to see if can eliminate some of the causes. Luckily Kies still works for me, although sometimes have to try reconnecting a few times and/or reboot phone/pc.

    But good idea for getting the USB driver if necessary.

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  15. bkelsey

    bkelsey New Member

    im under the same boat, but my phone wont connect to my charger or my computer using the same USB cord!!! i have had so many problems with broken chargers, usb cords not working, etc. this is really pissing me off. i got the ZERO charger from AT&T 2 weeks ago and its already not working!!!! i mean its trying to, but its not!!!! WHAT DO I DO!!!????!?!?!?!?!?!
  16. dibdabdob

    dibdabdob New Member

    I have also had the problem with the USB port bleeping and not charging for that I went to an independant and had the USB port changed (resoldered) on my phone. i then changed to an HTC charger as the samsung galaxy charger is so thin that taking it out at speed sometimes you can "feel a bend" on the usb port.

    since then ( five months) since I had the problem. I have had no problems.

    It did cost about 20 pounds to repair, but I got it back on the day
  17. saison

    saison New Member

    just go to setting > application uncheck Unknown sources
    then go to settings > application > Development and uncheck usb debugging and allow mock location .. finally reconnect ur S2 ..

    Hope i solved ur problem :)
  18. Punsak

    Punsak New Member

    Dibdabdod's solution worked for me after a day of trying everything else. (I.e., uninstalling all USB Controllers). Yet, interestingly, the error message returns when I run Klies, and disappears when I go off Klies.
  19. Mr8Bit

    Mr8Bit New Member

    did this and now i get the usb icon on my phone but my computer (mac) still doesn't recognize my phone
  20. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Have you tried connecting via USB storage mode?

    Its in the settings / wireless&network / USB utilities....
  21. Mr8Bit

    Mr8Bit New Member

    yeah, but phone is not recognizing it at all when ever i go to mass storage mode (it only shows "MTP connected" when im on my home screen
  22. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Try this,

    Go to Settings/Applications/Development
    And make sure USB debugging is untick.

    Withoug USB connected, then go to Settings/Wireless & Network/USB Utilities
    Tap on the Connect Storage to PC, and then follow onscreen instructions.
  23. merchantm

    merchantm Member

    ok but how do you do this?

    I go to settings/applications and there isn't a further option

    EDIT: It's in settings/developer options
  24. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Mine seems to be in a different place than yours.... You using ICS?

    Anyway, did it work now? Connecting via USB mass storage mode...
  25. nofear

    nofear Well-Known Member

    Are you using the official Samsung cable? I was having the same problem when trying to use my old HTC usb lead.
  26. s00thsayer

    s00thsayer New Member

    Best Answer
    I was having the problem on my Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant where the phone would charge but if I connected to a pc it would say the usb device malfunctioned. I did all sorts of things including trying on multiple computers, different usb cables, factory reset, and even dismantled my phone and re-heated the solder joints on the micro usb connector and none of that fixed it.

    Eventually I got it fixed by inserting a tiny jewelers flat head screw driver into the very narrow side of the micro usb port on the phone and very gently bent the piece in the middle so the contact points would be bent towards the contact points on the usb cable. I cannot even tell that the piece moved but evidently it bent just enough to improve the contact points. Hope this ends up helping other people with this problem.

    I was considering sending my phone out for the $35 repair from mobiletechvideos but now I don't have to.

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