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#1 User is offline   AmyShepherdBucobloj 

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:29 PM

When I first got my LG Vortex I could plug it into my laptop and put music on my phone transfer pictures to and from phone. Now, my laptop wont recognize my phone being connected at all. I have 3 usb ports on my laptop and neither of them seem to be working with my phone. USB Thumb Drives are no problem.
Does anyone have any idea what may be going on? What happened that now I can't do any of the computer stuff with my phone with my laptop. I have to wait until my husband goes to work and use his desktop computer.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ62.
Thank you for any and all help.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:43 PM

View PostAmyShepherdBucobloj, on 06 April 2011 - 02:29 PM, said:

When I first got my LG Vortex I could plug it into my laptop and put music on my phone transfer pictures to and from phone. Now, my laptop wont recognize my phone being connected at all. I have 3 usb ports on my laptop and neither of them seem to be working with my phone. USB Thumb Drives are no problem.
Does anyone have any idea what may be going on? What happened that now I can't do any of the computer stuff with my phone with my laptop. I have to wait until my husband goes to work and use his desktop computer.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ62.
Thank you for any and all help.


How did you disconnect the phone from the laptop in the past when you were done? Did you properly "disconnect" it using the "Safely Remove Hardware" function (http://windows.micro...m-your-computer)? Or did you just yank the cable out when you were done without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" function?
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:22 PM

View PostAmyShepherdBucobloj, on 06 April 2011 - 02:29 PM, said:

When I first got my LG Vortex I could plug it into my laptop and put music on my phone transfer pictures to and from phone. Now, my laptop wont recognize my phone being connected at all. I have 3 usb ports on my laptop and neither of them seem to be working with my phone. USB Thumb Drives are no problem.
Does anyone have any idea what may be going on? What happened that now I can't do any of the computer stuff with my phone with my laptop. I have to wait until my husband goes to work and use his desktop computer.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ62.
Thank you for any and all help.


Phone not detected, weird, is the memory card still in the phone?

Have you tried bitpim? http://www.bitpim.org/
bitpim is good for detecting phones, extracting text messages, and saving/backing up your contacts. If bitpim sees your phone, your computer should see your phone, which begs the question, what application or method did you use to get pictures off of your phone?

Have you tried putting your phone into USB mass storage mode?
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:33 AM

View PostAmyShepherdBucobloj, on 06 April 2011 - 02:29 PM, said:

When I first got my LG Vortex I could plug it into my laptop and put music on my phone transfer pictures to and from phone. Now, my laptop wont recognize my phone being connected at all. I have 3 usb ports on my laptop and neither of them seem to be working with my phone. USB Thumb Drives are no problem.
Does anyone have any idea what may be going on? What happened that now I can't do any of the computer stuff with my phone with my laptop. I have to wait until my husband goes to work and use his desktop computer.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ62.
Thank you for any and all help.


When you plug it in, do you see a USB icon appear on the bar at the top of the screen?

If you do, touch the bar, pull it down, and select USB. You'll get a menu of ways in which the phone is supposed to react to the USB connection.


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