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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by krmurrayjr, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. krmurrayjr

    krmurrayjr New Member
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    Hey Guys,

    I hope someone can help me with a frustrating problem I've been having. I've had a G1 since January and never had any problems connecting the phone to my notebook via USB and managing the files on the SD card.

    I recently bought a new notebook running the 64-bit version of Vista Home Premium and my ability to work with the SD card has been lost. This is what now happens:

    1.) I plug the phone into one of the USB ports.
    2) The notebook and the phone both detect the connection.
    3.) I open the notification on the G1's display and tap "mount".
    4.) The dialog box in Windows for that drive opens, and the phone's display indicates that it's mounted.
    5.) Almost immediately after the phone displays that it's mounted, the "preparing SD card for use..." message appears on the phone display and it seems to disconnect itself.

    I've tried both rebooting the phone and the notebook, using a different USB port, checking the Device Manager in Vista to verify that the "best" driver is currently being used for the device, and even removing the SD card from the phone, inserting it directly into the reader in the notebook, moving the files off the card, reformatting it, and moving the files back on. (When the SD card is directly in the notebook, I have no problems.)

    Working directly with the SD card is an adequate workaround for now, but does anyone have any other suggestions on how to fix this?
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member
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    Try someone elses data cable and try yours on theirs ....
     
  3. desoconnor

    desoconnor New Member
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    I have the same problem. I can connect it to a different computer using the same cable but my desktop will not stay connected to the phone. Laptop has Vista and desktop is XP so I am tempted to believe the problem is a driver but I can't confirm that without some help. Can anyone help?
     
  4. KStark

    KStark New Member
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    Hi, found this while looking for solution to exactly the same problem with my own Vista64/G1 USB connection. I believe the problem started after I received the Android 1.5/1.6 update. I have no problem when using the same phone/cable/sd combination to connect to other computers so long as they are XP or Linux. I've completely reformatted the SD card, even using the G1 itself do the formatting, and have also completely wiped my hdd and reinstalled Vista from scratch. No go. Like you, I now keep an SD reader handy... it works but hardly inconvenient.

    I'll keep an eye on this thread and elsewhere for a solution.

    Kermit
     
  5. FdogPfinger

    FdogPfinger New Member
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    Exact same problem...

    :mad:
     
  6. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member
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    seems to be a vista driver problem.
    (ubuntu wubi installer is always nice btw)

    If you take the sd card out of the phone, does the phone disconnect or do anything?
    just want to make sure what the problem is.
     
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