Where do I get one?
Today, I went to a local shopto get the USB chord for my phone. The guy at the shop asked me if I have the driver and I told him that I'm not sure. He took a small CD out of a box from another phone and said that I should have got one with my phone, so I told him I would check.
When I got home, I checked in the box, and my phone didn't come with the driver CD ROM. The only other thing besides the phone and battery was the hands free. So, I plugged my phone into my laptop and it said that it doesn't recognize the hardware. It gave me the choice to have the Wizard search the net for one, but it just freezes up.
The same thing happened when I connected my laptop to the printer. Both gave me warnings that it's unrecognized and could cause damage to my system. So, let's start with the phone. Can I download the driver from the net, or do I need to go to a shop and pick one up?
Second, for the printer, how can I get it to connect to my laptop?
I remember Matthew posting pics from his phone (are you there, Matthew?). So, any help is appreciated. I'm new to all this. I only got my phone a few weeks ago.
What phone do you have? It would help to know that.
If you've got a Nokia phone, just go to the Nokia website and download it. It's free(but the legit cable is expensive)
If you've got a Motorola, the program costs but you can find an older version online, Motorola Mobile Phone Tools and just go through the update routine 3 or 4 times till you get the version you need. Google is your friend.
try the net...google for the make of phone and driver required, see what it turns up. same for the printer, google the printer make and model. if the drivers aren't available on the net (in some from or other) for free, you're gonna have to get them from whoever sold you the equipment...
"...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"
It's a Nokia 6070. The cable is legit - the guy took it out of the box from another phone. He only charged me 350 baht when the other shops wanted 690 and 700.Originally Posted by Whitey
I'll check the net for both drivers, the phone one and the printer one.
I'm nervous. I'll let you know how it goes.
Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....
Thanks, defender. I'll try it a bit later.
I've downloaded the Nokia PC Suite, but now, it doesn't see a connection when I have everyithing plugged in. Also, my compter doesn't recognize the hardware. Could it be the wrong cable for my phone? It's the CA-53 which is listed in their options.
Natalie - sorry to say but IME it is the cord that is the problem. My phone came complete with cord and software, alas I have never ever been able to connect with the cord despite changing it at the shop and repeatedly updating driver from the net.
However, my Nokia Smartsuite software works perfectly with bluetooth connection instead of the cord.
I'm sure you're right. I don't have Bluetooth on my phone. Can I upload it from my laptop?
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I went back to the shop that I bought the chord from and they refunded my money. I was stunned. Good job. I'm going to go back to the Nokia shop at Central to find out about the CD.
If you get the CD then it will work just fine with bluetooth.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
A legitimate CA-53 cable for a Nokia is $30 to $40, fake cables are much cheaper. I have got stuck with a fake cable. Came from a Nokia box, all in the plastic and everything. I eventually got it to work somewhat with an aftermarket program, but it just didn't work right. Nokia PC Suite checks the cables to see if they are legit before letting you transfer.
Nokia trys to get the money from you with a cable. Many Motorolas just have a mini USB plug and they try to stick you on the software(but with Google, it's free!).
If you paid 350 baht for a CA-53, I am willing to bet dollars to donuts you got a fake one.
The cable I had came sealed in the box with the phone and software - back home that would guarantee it to be genuine, but here ..... who knows?
In any case it never worked, didn't really fit the phone properly.
You can also use MMS from a mobile to e-mail pics straight to your photobucket account. Unfortunately, here in Thailand, MMS is quite expensive.
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I'll answer the only way I know how, You must understand, this is Thailand.
Stupid me, I never thought that fake goods would come with licensed products.Originally Posted by Whitey
Originally Posted by Whitey
if u dont have bluetooth on your phone you cannot download it as it requires hardware
having said that i think the noika would have bluetooth now.
I just checked the phone's webpage - it apparently doesn't have bluetooth, but it does have infrared.
Infrared dongles are available for PCs - just not as good as bluetooth.