I recently bought a Nokia N97 off Trademe auction.
Phone arrived a week later because of Easter.
It worked for a few hours until I was using the USB cable to transfer music to the phone. It would transfer a few songs and then windows explorer would freeze.
I then decided then to use the latest Ovi Suite to upgrade the phone. It started ok and then a message came up like "Unplug USB, remove battery and then turn on phone". I did this and then plugged the USB back in. Windows would keep repeating found new hardware lost new hardware repeatly.
Then the USB hub it was connected to froze. So I pulled out the Nokia USB cable. Reset the USB hub and then my keyboard and mouse started working again. Now when I turn on the phone it vibrates and then does nothing else. Removed battery and sim card many times same result.
I believe the Nokia USB cable has an intermittent short and has broken the phone.
The reason for this is the trouble copying files to the phone and because the USB hub froze with Nokia USB cable connected, it's ok when it's disconnected.
I also had problems yesterday where the GPS wasn't working.
I've emailed the seller with pretty much the same as above, waiting to hear back.
It came in a Nokia box with a Nokia USB cable that has a Nokia holographic sticker on it.
Has anyone had similar problems with USB cables?
In the Trademe listing it was listed as being 2 years old.
What to do? (send back to the seller and ask them to get it repaired/send it to Nokia and ask them to look ati?)
Any other thoughts welcome.
PS I've checked the cable and it looks fine. No crimps or cuts, looks brand new.