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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Androidified, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Androidified

    Androidified Lurker
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    I'm very confused by this problem and I've tried nearly everything short of a factory reset to fix it.

    The Problem:
    When I connect my phone to my computer via the USB cable all it does is charge. I've tried it on at least 3 different computers and recently installed the driver software on my main computer, and still nothing.

    The Confusing Problem:
    When I connect my phone to my car charger the USB options come up - choosing between Media Player or Mass Storage Device. This is the USB setting I have on my phone; I've tried changing it, and still nothing.

    I have no earthly idea why this happens.
    Any help?

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  2. cabraswell

    cabraswell Android Enthusiast

    I had the same problem on the PC. I bought a couple of these and it remedied the problem.

    As to the car charger problem...are you by chance using something like this? If so...apparently you need to solder a couple connections inside the charger together to get it to act like a normal charger and not a pc connection.

    Hopefully this helps!
  3. Androidified

    Androidified Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I didn't think my cable was the problem at all. The one I have is a replacement for the original because it stopped working a few months after I got the phone. When I went back to the store, an employee told me that they stopped making the particular model of cable I had. So he gave me another cable and told me it would work "just as well as the original."

    Little did I know, until last night when I looked at the fine print on it, that it's an LG cell phone cable, not a Samsung. Great. Thanks for that link, I'm buying it right now.

    As for the car charger, a friend told me that it probably was a connection problem within it. But as it works just fine, I guess I'll just have to deal with the annoyance of my phone doing that everytime I plug it in to my car.

    Thanks for your help.
  4. cabraswell

    cabraswell Android Enthusiast

    The cable I was trying to use was an LG cable as well. The Samsung I replaced it with works perfectly.

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