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I have connected my Boss Micro BR to my Laptop (Running Vista) and the laptop does not recognise that anything is connected. The Micro BR gets stuck on the USB Connecting Screen and nothing happens. I have firmware 1.03 loaded on the MBR, and I am using a 2GB Sandisk SD card, which has no problems recording. My laptop can see the SD card if it connected directly to it using a card reader. However when it is connected via the Micro BR nothing happens. Can anyone help?

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Chances are you need a driver in your PC compatible with Vista. There are MANY compatibility problems with Vista and special devices such as the Micro Br.

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  • christoph53959 Oct 05, 2010

    Thank you for your reply fredy2. I forgot to mention previously that I have also tried it on a friends pc, which is running Windows XP, with the same result. I have also tried connecting his Boss Micro BR, and the same thing happens. The only thing they all have in common is the USB cable i am using, which previously belonged to an in-car charging kit. Is it possible that this USB cable can only be used as a charger, and not for transferring data?

  • Fred Yearian Oct 05, 2010

    Oh my! MOST of the in-car charging cables do NOT have the data communication lines in them...

    Get a standard USB data cable and all will probably work!

  • christoph53959 Oct 05, 2010

    No problem, I will try a new cable and see if it works. I didn't realise that the cable may not have a comms line. It has baffled me for over a week, and i have searched all over the internet for a solution with no luck. Hopefully this will put an end to the problem. Thank you very much for your help fredy2, it is much appreciated.

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