Windows Vista does not recognize my Sony Ericsson phone as a device
when plugged into USB. Received instructions last night but certain terms
need to be explained. What is MSI files. Where do I find localsettings/temp?
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Cell phones use the popular USB connection which sometimes produces errors while connecting. These messages are similar to the "Device Not Recognized" error received with various USB devices. Fixing a cell phone is sometimes specific to the brand, but they are so similar that most can be fixed the same troubleshooting steps.
Click "Start" and go to "Control Panel." Double-click "System" and locate the Hardware tab to find the Device Manager. Vista and Windows 7 users can just type "Device Manager' from the start menu.
Locate "Disk Drives" from the list and double-click "Portable Device." If there is an exclamation mark or other error on the device, go to the "Drivers" tab.
Click "Uninstall" and remove the player. Restart the computer and attach the player reinstall the drivers.
Plug the player into a different computer to see if it gets recognized. If it does not, contact the manufacturer to find out if it is broken.
Turn off your anti-virus program on your PC if the device works on other computers. Reinstall the drivers using the device manager as described in section 1.
Plug in the player to confirm the connection.
Check the battery level and make sure the batter is not low or depleted. A low battery will sometimes prevent the player from connecting. Let it charge from the power cord, if necessary.
Verify that you have at least Service Pack 1 installed. Go to the Start menu and type "Run." Press Enter.
Type "Winver" in the box and press "Enter." The Windows version will be displayed along with any installed service packs. Download a service pack from Microsoft, if applicable.
Remove the player from the USB port and push a pin into the reset hole located on the bottom. Reconnect to see if the problem is resolved.
Check the connection to make sure it's secure. The cable should fit firmly into both the player and the computer. Connect to a different USB port if you have one available.
Tips & Warnings
A bad cable will sometimes prevent a good connection. Use a different one to isolate the cause.
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Go to Sony site and download the driver for your phone http://ma3-origin.extranet.sonyericsson.com/drivers/ Step 1 Remove data cable from usb and put it into a different one Step 2 Connect your phone to the computer with the cable and turn it on. You might see "Found New Hardware" wizard. DON'T let Windows search for the driver; point it to the driver you just downloaded, and install the drive on your computer. After the driver as installed you should be working 100%
What OS are you running? Does your system use USB 1.1 or USB 2.0? Try powering off your w910, wait a few seconds to make sure it completely cycles off, then connect your phone to your PC. It should turn on in USB (ie. 'Mass Storage') mode. If Windows attempts to Autoplay the device, Cancel the dialog. If Windows attempts to install any drivers for the device (or Vista prompts you to scan the device), Cancel the dialog(s). If you go into 'My Computer', is your phone recognized here (as a USB Mass Storage Device)? If not, the app is not going to recognize it either. Try disconnecting any other USB devices or memory card readers.
when you connect the phone through usb, the phone gives you a few options, including "transfer files" - choose this option and the phone would act like any other usb storage device..
this should work for transferring your pix.
if you wish to be able to sync etc, there's an alternative (free) software, which I think is even better than the official pc suite.