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I bought a new, unlocked Motorola V400 mobile phone on ebay. Since this phone has a (VGA resolution) camera, I wanted a data cable to connect the phone with my PC.
The data cable allows to transfer pictures, mp3 files and address book data between phone and PC (Outlook).

I found various offers on ebay that were very low priced.

"Motorola V551 V300 V330 V400 V600 USB Data Cable + CD"
($1.99)



The description for this product is typically like this:

  • 100% Brand New High Quality USB Data Cable w/ Driver
  • Quantity: 1
  • Start syncing data for your phone with this USB data cable with driver.
  • Connect your cellular phone with your PC/Laptop by the USB port to perform data transfer, fax and modem operations on GSM and TDMA products.
  • USB Driver is included. Driver configures the computer's COM port 4 (COM4) to be a USB port so that TrueSync can be used with the cable.
  • Note: TrueSync does not allow or recognize a USB connection; however, this data cable will configure the computer's COM4 to be a USB port. After installing USB driver, choose COM4 as your connection in TrueSync.
  • USB is supported on Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, not supported on Windows 95/98 1st Edition or Windows NT.
  • Act now while this offer lasts!
  • For use with: Motorola
  • Compatible with: A630 / A830 / A835 / A840 / A845 / A860 / A920 / A1000 / C305 / C341c / C343 / C343cr / c390 /c698p / C975 / C980 /E310 / E398 / E550 / E815 /E815m / E1000 / E1070 / M800 / M900 / ROKR E1 [E790] / T720 /T720c / T720i / T722 / T722i / T725 / T300p / T730c / T7 / V60 / V60t / V60c / V60g / V60i / V60p / V60s / V60v / V60x / V65p / V66 / V70 / V80 / V120 / V120c / V120e /V120t / V120x / V260 / V262 /V265 / V265m / V266 / V276 / V300 / V300m / V330 / V330i / V400 / V400p / V500 / V501 / V505 / V510 /V525 / V525m / V535 / V540 / V545 / V547 / V550 / V551 / V551j / V551m / V555 / V557 / V557p / V560 / V600 / V600i / V600m / V620 / V635 / V635i / V710 / V710m / V810 / V872 / V975 / V980 / V1050 / MPx220 / Timeport 270 / 270c / 280 / 280g
  • CMOTV60XDAT5
  • 206939"


I bought a combo of
  1. cable
  2. driver CD
  3. travel charger

for $0.99 plus $5.95 shipping.

With sales tax it came to $7.02. I already had a travel charger and a car charger, but hey - a spare charger cannot hurt, or?

The product arrived within 4 days.

I put the CDROM in the laptop (Windows XP),
plug the cable in the phone,
other end of cable goes in laptop's USB port.
[pause]
computer recognizes new hardware
but fails to install the proper drivers.

I spend 12 hours over 2 days downloading various drivers and software tools.

Appears that the content of the driver CD (P2K drivers) is indeed needed, but you can download it for free from many many sources on the web (legal downloads)

Ideally you will also want a software application that does the synchronization. The drivers alone don't do you good. There are illegal copies available on the web, or in P2P file sharing networks, or you can buy "Motorola Phone Tools" from these guys:

http://www.bvrp.com/customers/motorola/upgrade/US/

As I said, I am not a computer novice, and after combined 12 hours of trying, I figured the cable may be bad. My cable has a print "V60" on it. Maybe not quite as compatible as I thought?

I went to the mall and bought an official Motorola Data Cable ($27.50 including sales tax).
Plugged it in, worked right away.
For 27.50 you don't even get a driver CD and of course no application either, but you get a functioning cable.


What about the cables on ebay? I found out that this is no single occurence. Many other customers have made the same experience. Those $0.49 cables are not working reliably.

Can can I do? Sure, I can mail the defective cable back to the ebay seller and get a refund of 99 cents (actually a loss after paying for shipping it back!)

The way I see it, I got a spare travel charger - which actually does work -, and hopefully one more positive feedback, all for $7.



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2006-10-22, 23:44:17
betha_92@hotmail.com from Australia  
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hey i have a motorola L6 with a USB cable that i broght from that store i loaded it in (5 hours and a lot of anger but anyway) and the phone worked fine now its been about 2 weeks seance i last used it but my ohine doesnt relise its conected to my comp and my comp knows its conected from saying found new hardwere etc but i go to interize and it doesnt know its connected!!! now is there anything i can do or do i have 2 go to get my phone/cable checked out by pros?? thanks for any help
2006-10-22, 23:47:41
betha_92@hotmail.com from Australia  
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hey i have a motorola L6 with a USB cable that i broght from that store i loaded it in (5 hours and a lot of anger but anyway) and the phone worked fine now its been about 2 weeks seance i last used it but my ohine doesnt relise its conected to my comp and my comp knows its conected from saying found new hardwere etc but i go to interize and it doesnt know its connected!!! now is there anything i can do or do i have 2 go to get my phone/cable checked out by pros?? thanks for any help
2006-10-24, 01:14:33
anonymous from Sri Lanka  
I got my new L6 last week but the cd was not there. i couldnt find the tools on the web till todate. help me out.

rathuira2006@gmail.com
2006-10-27, 04:18:42
anonymous from United Kingdom  
the l6 is just rubbish im savin for a new fone man
2006-10-30, 06:11:59
shafiq0024@yahoo.com from Bangladesh  
I got a Motorola V975 that came with a cable but without the cd driver. Please help for getting this driver. Is there any free downloads for this.
2006-11-03, 07:37:47
from India  
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hey friend i have the motrola L6 slvr and just purchase the data cable but i could not get the cd of driver can any body help me out plz tell me the site name where i get the driver thanks
2006-11-03, 09:21:54
mammadubilloh@yahoo.com from United States  
Hi,
I have a motorola v975 mobile phone which i bought along with a usb cable. I want to use it with my pc but unfortunately i don't have the cd to be installed in my system. I need help as to accessing the relevant tools and/ drivers to enable me enjoy my cell phone. Would any one therefore post me the web site or link to download the software?

Thanks
Shaw
2006-11-04, 19:09:38
Ca7a from United Kingdom  
i have motorola c975. From where can i get the software for USB cable? I need a answer relly fast please, emergency. Thank you.
2006-11-06, 02:43:48
anonymous from Iran  
hi
i have motorola v975 and i miss the softwar that allows me to connect my phone to computer { softwar for usb data cable } how can i find it
please help me my email is thecalling_4free@yahoo.com
2006-11-16, 07:13:07
anonymous from United Kingdom  
I got s/w which actually works for charging L6 but can't access data.. any idea where can we get it..
2006-11-16, 07:33:24
anonymous from Pakistan  
When there is a message appear on the window that turn on ur mobile then connect the data cable otherwise ur mobile won't recongnize. :)
2006-11-17, 02:48:55
hanakionosuzi@yahoo.com from Vietnam  
I have a cabel, the software motorola phone tool but I haven't the V400 driver, please 1 link for free download
2006-11-22, 23:26:21
tgiorgakis@hotmail.com from United States  
where can i get it for free? if you can, can u send the disc to me and ill send it back?
2006-11-23, 03:34:27
anonymous from Brunei Darussalam  
To all,

most motorolla phone don't need drivers, the pc will automatically identify what type of phone is connected to it, but ussually it fails to install it properly right? this is the same thing that happened to me, now i have found a solution for it

Dowload Motorolla Phone Tools 4.0, look it up on the net or look for the torrents, (I've downloaded mine), and get a suitable usb cable for your motorolla phone, original ones. then your problem will be solved, i have both v1050 and v975 , works well now , the software even changes it interface to the type of mobile you're using onc econnected.

Hope this will help. good luck

any Q, feel free to mail me at leech_269@hotmail.com, will do my best to help
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