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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tmar89, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. tmar89

    tmar89 Active Member
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    I connected my SF to my computer using the supplied cable and it charges no problem, but when the USB mode is set to Mass Mode, I get an unformatted drive in Windows 7 x64. Then I change it to Media Sync and it pops up as a SCH-i500 device and I can copy files to it, but after a few files, the USB connection dies and the SF says that the transfer is completed and it needs to shut down Media Sync. But after that, I can't get the USB connection to work unless I reboot my PC or plug into a new USB port.

    I am trying to use MediaMonkey to sync my music and it's just a terrible experience. Any thoughts on how to get the USB connection to work better?
     

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  2. ironhorse

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    I am just having a problem with it staying connected to my pc. Tried several drivers but when pda net or transfering files I get usb connection loss. My external hard drive does not have this problem at all so I know it is not the ports on the pc.
     
  3. saps

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    Grab the Win 7 x64 drivers here:How to Root - Android Forums
    You should have it in Mass Storage mode and you should have usb debugging enabled
     
  4. tmar89

    tmar89 Active Member
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    I tried installing the 64 bit drivers but Windows 7 keeps telling me that I have the best driver (not ones from the Samsung download). Also I am in Mass mode with USB Debugging on. Do I have to root my fascinate for this?

    When I go into the Disk Management, it shows me a Samsung SCH-i500 Card USB Device but populates to 0MB.

    Media Mode only seems to work, but then dies while transferring.

    EDIT: I noticed when I connect in Mass Mode, I have to pull down the notifications and click on the USB notification to Mount. Now I have a populated drive. Strange that it took that extra step.
     
  5. saps

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    No thats common. You always have to mount to go to the sdcard
     
  6. tmar89

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    Ok, thanks. This is my first Android phone so I'm still learning :). Maybe we can post something in the Tips and Tricks section on how to properly mount the SD card for use over USB?
     

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