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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bentotbox, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
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    I connected it to my friends laptop one day and it was running windows 7 and then it said device unrecognized so i just figured they hadn't updated the drivers to run in windows 7. Then i got home and tried connecting it to 2 more computer and my dads laptop all running windows xp. One of the computers i had already connected it to and it installed no problem at all and i put music on.

    I'm pretty much lost at this point because it wont connect to any computer anymore, it just gives me a message saying device unrecognized. iv tried rebooting the computer, rebooting the phone, formatting the SD card, un installing the drivers then reinstalling. updating, iv downloaded Motorola driver update took and ran it twice. (its still the original driver). Whats weird is the computer knows when its plugged in, but the device seems to not want to talk. Iv looked threw all the settings in the phone about 1000 times see if i changed a setting but no such luck.

    Anybody have any tips, having the same problem, iv have found no other cases of this issue.

    im not trying to be a dick but.. did any of you read what i said. the phone doesnt connect to begin with. im not stupid iv mounted it numerous times before and put all my music on it. the computer and the phone juts dont want to talk.

    Im using the one i got i have no other micro usb i have the mini usb cables but none of the super small ones that the droid has.

    -NOTE- despite people telling me to pull notifications down and click mount it does not give me that option. Also i un-installed the drivers, plugged my phone it and it went out found the drivers installed them then gave me a message saying USB Device Not Recognized


    Update of everything i have done so far..

    rebooted phone
    rebooted computer
    reinstalled drivers
    disabled drivers/re-enabled
    downloaded Motorola driver updater and updated
    formatted micro SD card
    Connected to 3 desktops and a laptop running windows XP and a laptop running windows 7
    Phone charges normally.
    Updated computer

    *theres probably more but I don't have it listed*

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  2. icstars989

    icstars989 Android Enthusiast

    Have you mounted the phone once you plugged it in? Go to the the notification area up top and pull it down, from there tap on USB and tap Mount.
  3. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Hi, welcome to the forums.

    Your's is quite a unique problem. I've never encountered this before, as I've had no troubles connecting my Droid to any computer, regardless of OS (Win 7/Vista/XP, Snow Leopard).

    I suggest renaming your thread to something more descriptive, so that if someone knows of this issue, they can easily spot it.

    I am also moving it to the support section of the Droid forum. I wish you luck in getting this solved.
  4. tmmedic20

    tmmedic20 Newbie

    I had this problem too, ended up being the cable i was useing. Are you useing something other than the factory supplied cable? i know prolly a dumb question but just going off my experience.
  5. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Im pretty much stuck. its the standerd cable that they gave me. the one that charges the phone.
  6. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did install PDA net to try that out and never used it and ended up installing it and that does use the cable connector. And i havnt tried connecting threw bluetooth to a computer but i have no computer with bluetooth in it.
  7. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Use the cable that came with your phone to connect the phone to the PC.

    After connecting the phone to the PC, look at the phone's display.

    Check the notification bar on the phone's display.

    Open the notification bar.

    Follow the directions on the notification bar.
  8. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    AHHH! read the replies someone already said that and i already answered that. It doesnt connect PERIOD it tells me i attached the message it gives me.. and like i said the phone does nothing no notifications and i also said that if connected it before and transfered music on before aswell and i know how to mount it but it just doesnt give me the option.

    Attached Files:

  9. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Try updating your service pack and/or usb drivers. Also, try another SD card.
  10. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    done that.
    used the moterola update tool uninstalled it and plugged phone back in and oddly enough it installed the drivers. told me drivers installed. then told me USB Device Not Recognized. ugh what a pain. There is a service pack update for xp installing it now. well see what happens next.
  11. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeap.... just as i figured it still says USB device not recognized. Anybody got any other tips. Also i am not new to computer i can use them like the back of my hand along with any other electronic device so iv tried everything possible. iv even gone to disk manager to see if it shows up there nothing. tried disabling the driver for it and re-enabling it.
  12. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    iv tried rebooting both phone and computer. tried connecting to a windows 7 and 3 windows xp computers.
  13. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have noticed that when you plug it in the back light doesnt turn off. and it doesnt turn off when its plugged in even tho its telling me device unrecognized and the phone doesnt let me mount it still knows its plugged in. then i unplug it and the back light and screen eventually turn off.
  14. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    tried multiple usb ports on many computers. its down to the phone at this point rather then the computer.
  15. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Swap SD cards.
  16. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    iv formatted the sd card.
  17. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    Yes, I read it and I believe this is the resolution:
    1. go to this link and download the file for your OS.
    USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola USA
    install this and then run it, restart your computer and then try hooking up your Droid with the USB cable. hope this works.
  18. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    it used to work. i dont know why it stopped working.
  19. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    That doesn't fix any corrupted sectors the card may have. Given that the phone mounts/unmounts the card on its own accord, there could be something wrong internally.

    FWIW, I'm on XP Pro, SP3, and my Droid connected fine via USB, w/o installing any Motorola software, nor drivers.

    If all else fails, take your DROID and USB cable back to Verizon store, try to connect it to a demo laptop/netbook, and if you can't get it to connect, have them replace it.
  20. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It used to work. It worked perfectly i uploaded all my music and then i didnt connect for like a week and i connected it to my friends laptop to try out the internet tether thing and it was running windows 7 and it said device unrecognizable so i figured it was windows 7 and the next day i tried it out on my computer that i did it before with and no go. same with our other computer and my dads laptop.
  21. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    People suggesting drivers need to stop. The Droid connects as a mass storage device. No drivers should be needed for that on any modern PC. There is either a problem with the SD card, phone, or the USB cable. I didn't see if the OP said he'd tried a different USB cable, of so, scratch that one. But at any rate, this is probably caused by a defective item that Verizon should replace.

    If you've already formatted the card, you must not have any important data. Just go swap the whole thing out. Return everything and they should give you a new phone. That eliminates all the variables.
  22. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    That would depend on the state of the PC. Windows SP2 added additional USB driver support, my WinMo phone wouldn't connect without installing the Active Sync software and subsequent drivers.

    That said, Windows really only sees the Droid's SD card, so again, look there, or just replace the whole thing.
  23. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    This Utility program cleans and updates the drivers as yes it could very well be a driver issue because this also update the USB drivers that may possibly be corrupted.
    It's not just a driver its a program.
  24. bentotbox

    bentotbox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i think its the phone because it doesnt work with any of my other computers.
  25. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    Okay last question. Does the phone charge from the wall through the USB cable supplied my Motorola? if yes then great it's not the USB port on the Droid, so take the phone to the verizon wireless store and have a tech look at it it's free.

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