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Topic # 17131 13-Nov-2007 20:13
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I have a data cable but can't find the software for my Motorla V3x... i heard you can charge the phone via the data USB cable... windows picks up the phone but can't find the drivers to isntall it.

Does anyone know where I cant get the drivers?

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  Reply # 95084 13-Nov-2007 23:16
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What do you want to do with it? From what you said about it buzzing, my suggestion would be to smash it to bits or use it as a fishing lure...

Do you want to "surf the net" or "use phone as storage device" or "attach it to a tesla coil and watch it smoke"

I doubt you can charge the thing, they are not standard power in the USB..

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  Reply # 95085 13-Nov-2007 23:18
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The GF can charge hers VIA USB, she has the Pink V3x

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 95098 14-Nov-2007 07:32
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I think you're looking for Motorola Phone Tools - google that and have a look around. I see that Moto's latest one doesn't appear to have the charge via USB, but I know there were older versions that did.




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  Reply # 95130 14-Nov-2007 12:31
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Just got my Motorola V3x back from repair for the third time, Vodafone said Motorola repalce it if they havn't fixed it by the third time but they just repalced a whole lot of parts again and of course it still makes a buzz sound while it's on the 2g network. I've given up now, Motorola just deny there's a problem.


Back to topic; I found what I was looking for at: http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/

That link provides software for connecting a variety of Motorola phones to a windows based computer to charge via a USB cable instead of the standard wall chargers. It's a free download but they require you to sign up to their website, which is free.

I later descovered that the Motorola Phone Tools pack is different, this software allows you to use your phone as storage device.

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  Reply # 95189 14-Nov-2007 18:31
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Hmmn, there is definitely a download somewhere on the net entitled Motorola Phone Tools that has the USB-charger facility in it (a friend of mine showed me), but whatever, glad to hear you're sorted.




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  Reply # 95197 14-Nov-2007 18:51
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Motorola Phone Tools isn't freeware, it's sold for about $30.

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  Reply # 95264 14-Nov-2007 22:54
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Motorola Phone Tools is great - but yes unfortunately you have to pay. Really handy being able to charge your phone via USB. Also good for syncing contacts/calandar etc with Outlook, and being able to transfer photos and music to and from your phone.

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  Reply # 95281 15-Nov-2007 02:29
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just sent mine away for repairs for the 2nd time. i sent it away coz it wasn't charging and wasn't turning on. after the first repair job vodafone said there was no problem but the battery life was at 70% (i've only had it for 4 months!!) and i walk out of the store, try to turn it on, nothing. try to charge it, nothing. so away it goes again. they call this a 3G phone yet the battery lasts for approx. 15 mins when streaming video. this phone should not have qualified for 3G at all. anyone know when the SE W960i comes out? that phone looks dreamy.

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  Reply # 95289 15-Nov-2007 06:58
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I had that charger problem with mine too. . . not a great phone. Nokia N95, my current handset, on the other hand is an amazing piece of kit (better than the 960i and available now!).




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  Reply # 95318 15-Nov-2007 10:30
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I guess the lesson here for everyone is not to buy a Motorola mobile phone, they are absolute rubbish and riddled with problems.

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  Reply # 95350 15-Nov-2007 14:08
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luckily i didn't buy mine i got it free, still your right. not worth the effort with motorola's. looking at a n93i and a blackberry 8310 at the mo. anyone kno wot the price on the w960i will be when it comes out (i'm holding my breath).

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  Reply # 95518 16-Nov-2007 13:49
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Any particular reason you're looking at the N93i?

N95 is now cheaper, and more powerful to boot. For around the same cost you could get an N95 8GB, or buy an A2DP headset, 8GB MicroSDHC card, and bluetooth keyboard for the current N95 available in NZ. Not to mention that pretty soon the N82 will be available, which has a Xenon flash in addition to a feature set almost as good as the N95 (no infrared, which is a shame with the release of total irRemote for Symbian 3rd Ed in the last few days).




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  Reply # 95521 16-Nov-2007 14:29
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can u really use 8gb flash cards in the current n95? all the specs i've seen indicate it only reads up to 2gbs? what kinda stuff could you do with an irRemote on your cellphone? interesting concept i guess

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  Reply # 95641 17-Nov-2007 09:38
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dnb4life: can u really use 8gb flash cards in the current n95? all the specs i've seen indicate it only reads up to 2gbs? what kinda stuff could you do with an irRemote on your cellphone? interesting concept i guess


Perhaps start a thread in the Symbian Smartphones forum, rather than us continuing to 'jack this thread?

But to answer your question, yes the 8gb microSDHC cards work with the N95 (I'll be getting one soon). In fact the whole SDHC range up to 32GB should work with N95, 16Gb will probably be released sometime first quarter '08 and 32GB sometime before years end. I have a 4GB card in mine currently, but I wouldn't advise getting one now as the 6GB cards are almost the same price and furthermore are Class 4 cards (much faster data transfer), whereas the 4GB cards are only Class 2.

I got the irRemote last night for my N95 - works perfectly with my Television from about 3m (where the couch is, funnily enough). Got to find codes for my DVD player now. . .




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Reply # 97053 27-Nov-2007 02:34
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Thia is the best place to go to ModMyMoto. Great firmwares and also detailed info on how to flash your phone. hope this helps.Smile

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