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Can't connect my S3 to PC with USB!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by plnelson, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. plnelson

    plnelson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Lenovo Thinkstation, Win 7 Pro. Android 4.1.2. Kies with the latest updates. USB debugging is turned OFF (I'm just trying to transfer files)

    When I connect the USB cable to the PC the S3 dings and the charging lightning bolt comes on but nothing happens on the PC side. I've tried 2 different USB cables including the one that came with it. Kies says "Please connect a device"

    I've seen people complain about PC connection problems with the S3 all over the web, along with all kinds of bizarre folk-remedies! Why does Samsung make this so hard? I have literally dozens of other USB devices that work as soon as I plug them in - scanners, digitizers, printers, harddrives, video-cameras, iPods, DSLR's, other brands of (non-Samsung) cellphones, Asus tablet, cardreaders, encryption devices, etc, ONLY THE S3 IS A PROBLEM.


    (thanks in advance)

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  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Try pulling down your notification bar when attached to your pc and change to ptp and then back to mtp.
  3. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Android Enthusiast

    You can also try connecting to a different USB port, preferably one on the back of the PC.
  4. plnelson

    plnelson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    When I pull down the notification bar I don't see any settings for PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol). Regardless of whether USB is plugged in, what USB cable I use, or where the cable is plugged in on the PC.
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Try reinstalling kies or at least just the samsung drivers :thumbup:

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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