I am new here, and my searches of the forum turned up a few similar problems as mine, but not exactly. I cannot send a gmail, or a regular email. (I don't use either, other than to send a picture to myself.) I found this out while trying to send an image on my phone to my email account. So, nevermind the email client, I'll merely plug my USB cable in and access the SD card as a drive. My computer makes the noise, starts charging the phone, but never recognizes that there is a USB drive connected. Yes I've used the "charge only" option in the phone's menu, to no avail either. The phone will syncronize with this stock cable, and it will charge. The SD card is definately readable, by the phone. Anyone got any good ideas? These seemingly unrelated issues came up at the same time. Thanks in advance for any help anyone might give. Dave edit: OK, after turning google talk back to auto start, and subsequently starting the service, my pictures are emailing once more. The USB drive feature of the phone isn't tho.