MPX220: Sync failed + The settings could not be opened
I got a Motorola Mpx 220 three weeks back. I installed ActiveSync 4.5 on my PC (Windows 2000 Service Pack 4) and, for some days, was able to connect my phone to the PC via USB and copy/paste files both ways.
The battery was completely discharged last night and the phone went off. After I had charged the battery and switched on the phone, I noticed these two problems:
- When I connect the phone to the PC, I cannot copy/paste files anymore between the two devices. I can explore the content of the phone but can no longer copy files from the PC to the phone and conversely.
-When I try to adjust such basic settings as date, time, sounds, etc. I will get the message: The settings could not be opened.
Any ideas on these two (related?)problems would be most appreciated.
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Re: MPX220: Sync failed + The settings could not be...
This is the case that your phone previous setup has changed back to default setting since the phone is sold to you. I have my MPX220 before and sync with Windows Xp Service Pack 2 and Activesync 4.2 and everytime I came back, they automatically recognize each other both PC and my phone. I think in your case, you need to start over again by uninstall the activesync and reinstall it and then reconnect your phone back to start from step one. I think that is only way to refresh the connection of your MPX220 and your PC. I don't know why you has these problems but usually when you are done your setup at the first time, your PC recognize your phone with the current setup you have made but when your phone is completetly dead, it wipes out all related info which is necessary for both parts to handshake and only uninstall the sync software and reinstall it from fresh can solve this problem. windows 2000 is not as stable as win xp about these tasks. If you can upgrade to wins xp, you will never worry about this again specially windows xp with service pack 2. I hope this help
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Hi, for Win 7, you cannot use activesync, you need to use the Mobile Device Centre, also from Microsoft, free download. This will load the drivers into Windows7 such that it will recognise the Symbol/Motorola MC3190 when it is docked to an attached cradle Note: for some applications you could previously set the "Guest Only" flag in Regedit for an ActiveSync and the handheld would not ask about the connection each time (assuming you do not want sync email) but in win7 it will ask each time.
Unfortunately, the vibration mechanism is not in the battery. You will eiither have to get it serviced or get a replacement phone.
I am very farmiliar with the MPX220 as I used to use one. When mine died, I replaced it with a Motorola Q. If you have GSM service, the GSM Q's are being relesed shortly.
I would personally suggest going to ebay. They carry many replacement parts for cell phones such as the Flex cable that you need, and are quite inexpensive as well. I guess figuring out how to install it is the tricky part. Good Luck!!!!
There are few solution you can try:
1) uninstall ActiveSync 3.7 and reinstall it and start over agin for the sync process.
2) Try to install the newer version of Activesync 4.2, it may help to cure some bugs with MPX220.
3) But first, you need to install the Motorola Mobile Cd comes with the phone and upgrade the software to th emost recent version and reinstall this software. Now tehn try to reconnect the phone again and start the new setup.
If you try all these options, the phone is stil l not be connected normally, then your phone may has some bugs in synchronization. If your phone is llocked to Cingular, try to unlock it first before do synchronization since this phone has this issue reported form many users. you are not alone. Good Luck