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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    charger?

    A: This is caused by the wrong cable or connection.

    The problem is that not all Mini-B USB cables and connections are the
    same -- some are 5-connection and some are 4-connection.
    The reason is that Standard-A USB has only 4 connections, whereas Mini-B
    USB has 5 connections, the extra connection being the device ID pin.
    Some Mini-B USB cables omit the 5th connection.
    Only 5-connection will work properly for Motorola charging (without a
    Motorola USB driver). A correct cable or connection is what's needed.

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    Q: Why is charging of Motorola phones so slow on the travel charger?

    A: The standard travel charger packaged by Motorola with many current
    phones puts out insufficient power for fastest possible charging and for
    continuous use while charging.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For example, charger SSW-0509 for the V551 puts out only 375 mA. The
    V551 detects this as a slow charger, and thus keeps the external display
    backlight off during charging. Worse, there's not enough current to
    keep up with use of the phone while charging, so while the phone is use,
    the battery will still be discharged even with the phone on the charger.
    With a fast charger the external display backlight is on during
    charging, and the phone can be used while the battery is charging.

    Motorola makes fast 1500 mA chargers that are compatible with these phones:
    * SPN4716* (where * might be "B" or "C"), also known as
    * NNTN4250 (nominally for Nextel, but also works with non-Nextel phones).
    These chargers are readily available from dealers and on eBay for under
    $15 (plus shipping).
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Motorola mini USB (EMU) chargers for RAZR, KRZR (with power output if known):
    * Wall "travel" (AC) charger (comes with the phone)
    + Motorola SPN5185/SPN5185A/SPN5185B/98604H: 550 mA (mid)
    + Motorola SPN5202/98605: 850 mA (fast)
    * Car (12V) charger
    + Motorola SYN1630/SYN0847/98603H/VC700
    * External rechargeable battery/charger
    + Motorola SPN5353/P790/98782H
    * (5 pin) mini USB cable to computer: 500 mA
    + Motorola SKN6371C
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (For what it's worth, Motorola probably saves less than $1 in cost by
    packaging slower chargers instead of fast chargers with its phones.)

    ============================================================================

    Q: Where can I get USB modem drivers for Motorola cell phones?

    A: <http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/Handset_USB_Driver/>
    [registration required, but free]

    1. UNinstall any existing driver in Device Manager before installing this
    driver.

    2. Install this driver _before_ connecting cell phone.



    See More: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ




  2. #2
    Mr. Strat
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    In article <[email protected]>, John Navas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > charger?
    >
    > A: This is caused by the wrong cable or connection.


    Looks like your boilerplate got messed up, NavASS.



  3. #3
    George Kerby
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ




    On 1/16/09 11:59 PM, in article 160120092159479281%[email protected],
    "Mr. Strat" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>, John Navas
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> charger?
    >>
    >> A: This is caused by the wrong cable or connection.

    >
    > Looks like your boilerplate got messed up, NavASS.

    You actually read that crap anymore?




  4. #4
    Mr. Strat
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    In article <C59735F5.1EF14%[email protected]>, George Kerby
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You actually read that crap anymore?


    I don't even use a Motorola phone anymore. But Navas is so entertaining
    with his obsessive/compulsive need to post this crap every couple
    weeks...it's kinda like watching Britney's decline except without the
    excitement of crotch shots.



  5. #5
    George Kerby
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ




    On 1/17/09 8:40 AM, in article 170120090640130116%[email protected],
    "Mr. Strat" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <C59735F5.1EF14%[email protected]>, George Kerby
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You actually read that crap anymore?

    >
    > I don't even use a Motorola phone anymore. But Navas is so entertaining
    > with his obsessive/compulsive need to post this crap every couple
    > weeks...it's kinda like watching Britney's decline except without the
    > excitement of crotch shots.

    And like Brittney, and a bad penny, NavASS keeps coming back for more!




  6. #6
    Deshawn Esmund
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ


    Are there any decent priced Motorola cell phones with a full keypad?
    Like under $100? Preferably a flip phone? It's a birthday present for
    my daughter, she's desperate to get rid of her Razr and get a new
    "cooler" phone.




    --
    Deshawn Esmund



  7. #7
    Andreas Wenzel
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    Deshawn Esmund wrote:
    > Are there any decent priced Motorola cell phones with a full keypad?
    > Like under $100? Preferably a flip phone? It's a birthday present for
    > my daughter, she's desperate to get rid of her Razr and get a new
    > "cooler" phone.


    Get her a G1.

    SCNR,
    Andreas




  8. #8
    Mr. Strat
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    In article <[email protected]>, Andreas Wenzel
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Get her a G1.


    I've had a G1 since the day before they were released to the public.
    They still have some work to do, but I really like the phone.



  9. #9
    SMS
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    Deshawn Esmund wrote:
    > Are there any decent priced Motorola cell phones with a full keypad?
    > Like under $100? Preferably a flip phone? It's a birthday present for
    > my daughter, she's desperate to get rid of her Razr and get a new
    > "cooler" phone.


    Motorola Hint QA30
    Motorola Q
    Motorola Q Global / Q9h
    Motorola Q9m / Q9c
    Motorola Sidekick Slide

    The only one with a hidden keypad is the Sidekick Slide.

    You'd have to get it unlocked to use it on other GSM carriers. You
    didn't say whether you were looking for GSM or CDMA.

    The best deal in a full keypad phone is the Verizon Blitz prepaid
    InPulse. It's $80 from Best Buy for the Titanium color model. Of course
    it should be activated on PagePlus prepaid, not InPulse. This is a
    Pantech phone, not a Motorola.



  10. #10
    SMS
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    Re: Motorola cell phones mini FAQ

    Mr. Strat wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, SMS
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The best deal in a full keypad phone is the Verizon Blitz prepaid
    >> InPulse. It's $80 from Best Buy for the Titanium color model. Of course
    >> it should be activated on PagePlus prepaid, not InPulse. This is a
    >> Pantech phone, not a Motorola.

    >
    > I wouldn't have anything Verizon. I don't like crippled hardware and
    > predatory business practices (plus, CDMA sucks).


    Yes, Verizon sucks in that regard. OTOH, the reasons they do so well is
    because their coverage is far, far better than any of the GSM carriers
    in the U.S.. Part of the reason is that CDMA is better suited to the
    U.S. than GSM, and part of the reason is that Verizon has made coverage
    and capacity key parts of their business, rather than trying to compete
    solely on price.



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