Well, I finally got my cable out and plugged my phone into the USB of my laptop for the first time. The phone started charging, and the computer tried to download driver software. After all the "look on-line for a driver", then "could not find driver software- look for a solution" tries, it finally told me connection had failed.. I searched on this forum, and I did find a section under a differently titled post where someone had suggested plugging into the USB, then power cycling the phone. After doing this, I got all excited cause my computer told me that "device driver software has been successfully installed" when the phone was booting up, but I still don't have any USB icons in the "notifications" bar, or when I go to Menu- Notifications.. On my computer, when I go to "computer", it does show "Removable Disk(F):", but when I try to open that, it does not show anything. I've taken a lot of pics and video that I am 99% sure I am storing on my 8GB memory card... 1) anyone have any input on why my phone is not showing the USB icon? (Yes, my SC card is (and has been) mounted). 2) any input on why none of my pics or video are showing up when I open the "removable disk" folder on my computer? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any helpful input.