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Topic # 4800 28-Aug-2005 21:53
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It's been about a year since questions were raised about the 3105 and its seeming absolute un-compatibility with the imitation DKU-5 cables.

But today I went a bought a cheap imitation cable and i was now wondering if anyone had resolved the issue?

I can't get my 3105 to work with either version 5.2 or 6.2. Whenever Nokia PC-suite is installed and running the phone shows up "ready for data" then about 2 seconds later the phone tells me "data connection ended".

Whats so annoying I tested the cable by using my brothers 3120 and it works perfectly!

I've had a quick play with oxygen but I couldn't get either to work with that.

I don't particularly want to go and buy an expensive Nokia cable.
Anyone got the answers?
Thanks,
Tristan

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  Reply # 19282 29-Aug-2005 17:13

where did you buy your cable from? How is it an imitation? - not Nokia official merchandise?

what are you trying to do? make use of pc suite applications for the handset?
tethered data?



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  Reply # 19287 29-Aug-2005 19:07
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I bought the cable from a local computer fair.

It is not offical nokia hardware because it has no nokia logo.

I'd like to be able to use the entire pc suite, eg uploading applications and backing up contacts etc.

Picture is at - www.tristandavison.homeip.net/stuff/dku5.jpg



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  Reply # 19288 29-Aug-2005 19:29
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it was a problem with the earlier dku5 style cables. we ran into the problem outselves when the 3586 was released. whilst the cable worked fine on the 3585, move to the 86, and it didn't. as a result a revised version of the cable was released. The new version supported all of the older ones, and worked all the way up till the new 6255 was released, where nokia has made more changes to the handset. likewise the 6235 & 2118 are also different and don't work with the existing dku5 style cables. for the APT brand cables another cable is in developement, but there's been a number of delays. ideally when it's released we're hoping to support the older phones aswell, effectively making it a supercede.

as for the problem you're having distantreward, it's a cable incompatibility. the interface on the phone was changed, and the older cables won't work. you'll need a newer cable that supports the new interface on the phone. even though they look the same, the interfaces are different.

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  Reply # 19289 29-Aug-2005 19:49
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So how does one determin the age of such an interface? Therefore purchase the correct age.

Also, why continue calling it the same cable name if they are different?

Also also, why does one of two similar age phones (my brothers 3120) work, yet my 3105 not?

Tristan

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  Reply # 19320 30-Aug-2005 09:16
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With our cables, the reason they're called the same is that it's just a revision change. So it still supports all the original phones, but 'also' supports a number of the newer phones. Essentially just a revised cable to support the new interfaces.

With APT branded cables, the cutoff was at about APT62000 serial number. Any of the DAT-USB-2280 cables before that didn't support the 6386, after that they did.

As for the other brands of cables out there you'll just have to ask specifically for compatibility to a certain model of phone. If they say yes, and it doesn't work you've got sufficient recourse to return it. If they say yes and it does work, problem solved. :)




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  Reply # 19366 31-Aug-2005 00:57
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My 6225 was horribly unreliable with my "chinese" cheapy data cable.

The Nokia pc suite did all the same things.

"MobiMB" worked fine strangely, but their products are far too overpriced for what they are. I ended up Selling the 6225 as i was unable to text on it's squashed up keys



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  Reply # 19431 31-Aug-2005 17:56
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Thanks paradoxsm! MobiMB works a treat!

That leaves an obvious questions though. Why does MobiMB work with an 'uncompatable cable' and PC Suite not?

Thanks again paradoxsm!

You saved me about $70 and alot of hardship.

Tristan

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  Reply # 19453 31-Aug-2005 21:04
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I wondered that myself.... hmmmmmmm... possibly n0k1a themselves by some strange co-incidence!!!!

Glad it's working :-)

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