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USB Cable problem

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I recently bought the ECO Micro-USB wall charger with the 9' foot data cable. It works great as a charger but the cable does not work as a data cable between my phone and computers. The stock charger USB cable work great but is a bit short. With the ECO cable the phone just stays in charging mode as if the usb cable is connected to the charger.  Do I just have a defective 9' cable or does this cable truely NOT work with the Bionic as a data cable? 

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Re: USB Cable problem

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Looks like we are SOL...copied this from another post after a list of bugs and fixes were released:

 

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/09/30/official-droid-bionic-bug-list-fix-coming-in-november/

 

 

 

 

4.  Issue:  Non-branded Chargers:

  • The XT875 can only be charged with Motorola or Verizon Wireless branded chargers.
  • Action: No work around required.
  • Resolution: No resolution required, working as designed and approved by Verizon Wireless.

5.  Issue:  USB Cables:

  • The XT875 can only be used with Motorola USB cables.
  • Action: No work around required.
  • Resolution: No resolution required, working as designed and approved by Verizon Wireless.

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Re: USB Cable problem

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Was reading on a post about how only motorola cables work.. under bionic bugs fixed or something like that who knows if its true. That cord didnt work for me with the thunderbolt once.
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Well I saw that same thing and that apparently is what VZ wants. But if so they shouldn't advertise the charger that I got as having a data cable because it only works for charging.  YA think?:smileyindifferent:

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Same problem...I have the 9 ft cable, the cable that came with the phone and a 12in cable...only the cable that came with the phone works for data transfer, which is a real bummer since I really like using the 12in cord when on my laptop since i have my BB and mouse already plugged up, and only the cable for the BB works for syncing so I have cords everywhere!

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Re: USB Cable problem

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Looks like we are SOL...copied this from another post after a list of bugs and fixes were released:

 

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/09/30/official-droid-bionic-bug-list-fix-coming-in-november/

 

 

 

 

4.  Issue:  Non-branded Chargers:

  • The XT875 can only be charged with Motorola or Verizon Wireless branded chargers.
  • Action: No work around required.
  • Resolution: No resolution required, working as designed and approved by Verizon Wireless.

5.  Issue:  USB Cables:

  • The XT875 can only be used with Motorola USB cables.
  • Action: No work around required.
  • Resolution: No resolution required, working as designed and approved by Verizon Wireless.

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Oh I know what you mean about cords everywhere...my computer area looks like a worm farm right now. :smileyindifferent:

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Hmmm....this non-Motorola cable works for me for tethering and other PC-to-Bionic data transfer and charging.

Works and ultra-inexpensive.

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