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  1. #1
    MelissaY1
    Guest
    Hi, everyone,
    I'm trying to upload my own ringtones to my Nokia
    6101 cell phone. My carrier is TMobile. I have installed Nokia PC Suite
    onto my computer (using Windows XP) and I bought a CA-42 cable off of
    Ebay. I can't for the LIFE of me figure out how to get things working.
    Everytime I plug my cell phone into my PC I get enhancement not
    supported on the display of my phone and a "no phone connected" on my
    PC.

    HOWEVER, I have been able to see things stored on my phone for like
    point 5 seconds when it does feel like working (how it starts to I
    don't know) BUT when I go to transfer something to my phone, I get a
    error window that pops up saying "Phone not connected", etc. does
    anyone have ANY step by step instructions on how to get around this? I
    don't know what else to do....If there's an easier way to get ringtones
    onto my cell phone (like e-mailing them or something which I've tried
    also but doesn't seem to work) please let me know. Any help is
    appreciated. Thanks!




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  2. #2
    CraigB
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable


    "MelissaY1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi, everyone,
    > I'm trying to upload my own ringtones to my Nokia
    > 6101 cell phone. My carrier is TMobile. I have installed Nokia PC Suite
    > onto my computer (using Windows XP) and I bought a CA-42 cable off of
    > Ebay. I can't for the LIFE of me figure out how to get things working.
    > Everytime I plug my cell phone into my PC I get enhancement not
    > supported on the display of my phone and a "no phone connected" on my
    > PC.
    >
    > HOWEVER, I have been able to see things stored on my phone for like
    > point 5 seconds when it does feel like working (how it starts to I
    > don't know) BUT when I go to transfer something to my phone, I get a
    > error window that pops up saying "Phone not connected", etc. does
    > anyone have ANY step by step instructions on how to get around this? I
    > don't know what else to do....If there's an easier way to get ringtones
    > onto my cell phone (like e-mailing them or something which I've tried
    > also but doesn't seem to work) please let me know. Any help is
    > appreciated. Thanks!
    >


    In my experience I've found the POP port a fairly unreliable connector. The
    most reliable connection you can use is IR - windows knows about this
    straight out of the box and PC Suite supports it nicely.
    If you don't have an IR port on your laptop/desktop then I guess you're
    stuck with the cable solution as your phone doesn't support Bluetooth -
    which is pretty reliable overall.

    Try to load the latest version of PC Suite and make sure all phone drivers
    are loaded before hooking up your phone.
    Make sure your POP port is clean - clean it with a toothbrush and pure
    alcohol.

    Good luck.
    -Craig.




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  3. #3
    MelissaY1
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    Well, I'll try that and let you know how it goes. Thanks.

    CraigB wrote:
    > "MelissaY1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hi, everyone,
    > > I'm trying to upload my own ringtones to my Nokia
    > > 6101 cell phone. My carrier is TMobile. I have installed Nokia PC Suite
    > > onto my computer (using Windows XP) and I bought a CA-42 cable off of
    > > Ebay. I can't for the LIFE of me figure out how to get things working.
    > > Everytime I plug my cell phone into my PC I get enhancement not
    > > supported on the display of my phone and a "no phone connected" on my
    > > PC.
    > >
    > > HOWEVER, I have been able to see things stored on my phone for like
    > > point 5 seconds when it does feel like working (how it starts to I
    > > don't know) BUT when I go to transfer something to my phone, I get a
    > > error window that pops up saying "Phone not connected", etc. does
    > > anyone have ANY step by step instructions on how to get around this? I
    > > don't know what else to do....If there's an easier way to get ringtones
    > > onto my cell phone (like e-mailing them or something which I've tried
    > > also but doesn't seem to work) please let me know. Any help is
    > > appreciated. Thanks!
    > >

    >
    > In my experience I've found the POP port a fairly unreliable connector. The
    > most reliable connection you can use is IR - windows knows about this
    > straight out of the box and PC Suite supports it nicely.
    > If you don't have an IR port on your laptop/desktop then I guess you're
    > stuck with the cable solution as your phone doesn't support Bluetooth -
    > which is pretty reliable overall.
    >
    > Try to load the latest version of PC Suite and make sure all phone drivers
    > are loaded before hooking up your phone.
    > Make sure your POP port is clean - clean it with a toothbrush and pure
    > alcohol.
    >
    > Good luck.
    > -Craig.
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com





  4. #4
    MelissaY1
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    Well, no luck there, Craig....still can't get it to work..

    CraigB wrote:
    > "MelissaY1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hi, everyone,
    > > I'm trying to upload my own ringtones to my Nokia
    > > 6101 cell phone. My carrier is TMobile. I have installed Nokia PC Suite
    > > onto my computer (using Windows XP) and I bought a CA-42 cable off of
    > > Ebay. I can't for the LIFE of me figure out how to get things working.
    > > Everytime I plug my cell phone into my PC I get enhancement not
    > > supported on the display of my phone and a "no phone connected" on my
    > > PC.
    > >
    > > HOWEVER, I have been able to see things stored on my phone for like
    > > point 5 seconds when it does feel like working (how it starts to I
    > > don't know) BUT when I go to transfer something to my phone, I get a
    > > error window that pops up saying "Phone not connected", etc. does
    > > anyone have ANY step by step instructions on how to get around this? I
    > > don't know what else to do....If there's an easier way to get ringtones
    > > onto my cell phone (like e-mailing them or something which I've tried
    > > also but doesn't seem to work) please let me know. Any help is
    > > appreciated. Thanks!
    > >

    >
    > In my experience I've found the POP port a fairly unreliable connector. The
    > most reliable connection you can use is IR - windows knows about this
    > straight out of the box and PC Suite supports it nicely.
    > If you don't have an IR port on your laptop/desktop then I guess you're
    > stuck with the cable solution as your phone doesn't support Bluetooth -
    > which is pretty reliable overall.
    >
    > Try to load the latest version of PC Suite and make sure all phone drivers
    > are loaded before hooking up your phone.
    > Make sure your POP port is clean - clean it with a toothbrush and pure
    > alcohol.
    >
    > Good luck.
    > -Craig.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com





  5. #5
    Charlie Scott
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    Try connecting the cable to a different USB port on your PC- on the
    assumption that your box has more than 1 USB port of course If you
    have any other USB devices attached to your PC, disconnect them and
    re-boot.
    Also, run Windoze update and have a look at the *all* updates section-
    not just the "critical" section. Microsoft did release updated USB
    drivers some time ago, its possible you've missed it if you rely on
    auto-update.
    Failing that i'd say you have been sold a faulty cable on Ebay. Go to
    the Nokia site and buy one from there .

    HTH




  6. #6
    MelissaY1
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    Well see here's the thing, I have tried the various USB ports. One of
    them CLEARLY recognizes the cable as a Nokia CA-42 because the little
    Windows balloon pops up saying found new hardware, etc.

    I tried different things last night and I noticed that I had an older
    version of PC Suite on my computer. I downloaded the latest version
    which is SUPPOSED to include the necessary drivers, etc. And again, I
    was able to see what was on my phone for a few minutes but then the
    connection was lost again. So I don't think it's a cable issue because
    otherwise it wouldn't be seen at all, right? I'm wondering if my phone
    just isn't compatible with all this or something...??

    Charlie Scott wrote:
    > Try connecting the cable to a different USB port on your PC- on the
    > assumption that your box has more than 1 USB port of course If you
    > have any other USB devices attached to your PC, disconnect them and
    > re-boot.
    > Also, run Windoze update and have a look at the *all* updates section-
    > not just the "critical" section. Microsoft did release updated USB
    > drivers some time ago, its possible you've missed it if you rely on
    > auto-update.
    > Failing that i'd say you have been sold a faulty cable on Ebay. Go to
    > the Nokia site and buy one from there .
    >
    > HTH





  7. #7
    Charlie Scott
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    On 14 Aug 2006 09:37:05 -0700, "MelissaY1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    <SNIP>
    >I tried different things last night and I noticed that I had an older
    >version of PC Suite on my computer. I downloaded the latest version
    >which is SUPPOSED to include the necessary drivers, etc. And again, I
    >was able to see what was on my phone for a few minutes but then the
    >connection was lost again. So I don't think it's a cable issue because
    >otherwise it wouldn't be seen at all, right?


    Wrong. I've seen faulty cables produce the exact symptoms you
    describe- it was a USB modem which would drop the connection a few
    seconds after establishing it.

    It could well be your phone, but I'd still suspect a problem with your
    machine's USB ports or drivers.
    As far as the former goes it could be a problem with your computer's
    PSU, It could be that its struggling to produce enough voltage to
    drive the ports properly- in which case a powered USB hub will sort
    it- cheaper than paying an engineer to fit a new PSU
    In the latter case I'd check that your motherboard drivers are
    up-to-date. The VIA m/board chipset had issues with USB in the early
    days of XP; was fixed by new VIA unified chipset drivers some time
    ago. As a rule of thumb I'd always use the manufacturer's mainboard
    drivers over the buggy crap Gates produces any day
    Have you tried connecting your phone to another PC? That's a surefire
    way of telling if the phone or the PC is the cause; but if it does
    appear to be the phone the first thing I'd try is a brand new cable-
    you've no way of knowing what sort of crud you've been sold on Ebay...

    Good luck!



  8. #8
    MelissaY1
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    No, I haven't tried plugging it into another computer yet but that's
    good advice. My father has been working with computers for over 30
    years and he said nothing is wrong with the cable and I don't think it
    is either since the computer IS recognizing it at times. Also I've
    noticed other people on here have mentioned buying cables off of Ebay
    and have got theirs working which leads me to believe it's a
    compatibility issue between the phone and PC.
    I will have to look into this more. If all else fails I
    suppose I could call up Nokia and have a tech there walk me through
    it..

    Charlie Scott wrote:
    > On 14 Aug 2006 09:37:05 -0700, "MelissaY1" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > <SNIP>
    > >I tried different things last night and I noticed that I had an older
    > >version of PC Suite on my computer. I downloaded the latest version
    > >which is SUPPOSED to include the necessary drivers, etc. And again, I
    > >was able to see what was on my phone for a few minutes but then the
    > >connection was lost again. So I don't think it's a cable issue because
    > >otherwise it wouldn't be seen at all, right?

    >
    > Wrong. I've seen faulty cables produce the exact symptoms you
    > describe- it was a USB modem which would drop the connection a few
    > seconds after establishing it.
    >
    > It could well be your phone, but I'd still suspect a problem with your
    > machine's USB ports or drivers.
    > As far as the former goes it could be a problem with your computer's
    > PSU, It could be that its struggling to produce enough voltage to
    > drive the ports properly- in which case a powered USB hub will sort
    > it- cheaper than paying an engineer to fit a new PSU
    > In the latter case I'd check that your motherboard drivers are
    > up-to-date. The VIA m/board chipset had issues with USB in the early
    > days of XP; was fixed by new VIA unified chipset drivers some time
    > ago. As a rule of thumb I'd always use the manufacturer's mainboard
    > drivers over the buggy crap Gates produces any day
    > Have you tried connecting your phone to another PC? That's a surefire
    > way of telling if the phone or the PC is the cause; but if it does
    > appear to be the phone the first thing I'd try is a brand new cable-
    > you've no way of knowing what sort of crud you've been sold on Ebay...
    >
    > Good luck!





  9. #9
    Danglerb
    Guest

    Re: Using Nokia PC Suite and CA-42 USB cable

    Most of the cables on ebay are "non" OEM, as in some factory in China
    makes them for 3 cents and they vary from just like the OEM Nokia
    cable, to nothing like the OEM cable but attempting to fake it via some
    special driver software.

    I have a Nokia 3200 that I bought off ebay, and it seems to work just
    fine, but PC suite hasn't "seen" it yet. IRDA sort of detected a few
    times on my laptop, but I don't have a dongle on my desktop, so I can't
    say if its a phone or laptop IRDA issue. My swapmeet cheapo cable is
    supposed to be a DKU-5, but its actually a Prolific 2303 USB to serial
    that acts like a DKU-5. Desktop sees the cable the loads the driver
    fine, PC Suite shows the cable as an option in the connection setup
    (prolific com3), but the phone is never detected.

    I downloaded Oxygen Express and it worked just fine with my phone and
    cable, but I decided to try one more cable off ebay, a CA-42 for $7
    shipped from a 99% positive seller, in hopes of getting it to work with
    PC Suite and generally anything else.

    If you do some searches you will see this cable issue has been around
    for about 4 years, clearly Nokia has ZERO interest in making their
    phones work with non Nokia cables.

    If you just want to get some ringtones, use the trial version of MobiMB
    or Oxygen software, and maybe your cable will work just fine with them.




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