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Problem with micro-USB --> PC sync

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I'm running Windows XP on my computer and am having problems getting my LG Accolade to connect with it. 

 

  1. When I hook up the micro-USB cable (that came with the phone), the Found New Hardware wizard comes up.
  2. It asks,  "Can Windows connect with Windows Update to search for software?" I choose, Yes, this time only and click Next.  
  3. The computer then identifies the phone as the LG CDMA USB Modem, prompts for an installation CD or floppy disk to be inserted (not applicable here); then asks, What do you want the wizard to do?
  4. The choices are: A) Install the software automatically [Recommended], or B) Install from a list or specific location [Advanced]
  5. I choose A) and get the following error message:

Cannot Install this Hardware


The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.

 

 

What's going on? and how do I get my phone to work with my PC?

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You will have to have the drivers to have a successful connection between you computer and phone. Here is some information on how to obtain the usb drivers for your device. Hope this helps.

 

 

Obtaining USB drivers for your wireless device

USB drivers are included in both the Verizon Wireless Mobile Office Kit and Music Essentials Kit. To purchase a kit, please visit the online store. Kits may also be purchased from your local Verizon Wireless retail store.

 

If you have a kit / cable that was not purchased through Verizon Wireless, please contact the manufacturer for driver availability.

 

To download USB drivers online, navigate to the VZAccess Manager download site or the VCast music essentials download site.

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Thanks for the links -- this is the information I received:

 

Mobile Office Kit

Our Mobile Office Kit allows you to enjoy the benefits of BroadbandAccess Connect* by using your Verizon Wireless handset as a high-speed modem with your notebook computer to browse the Internet and gain quick and easy access to your email.

Mobile Office Kit includes:

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation CD
  • USB Driver CD w/Phonebook Manager
  • USB Connector Cable

You can purchase your mobile office kit online by going to our Accessory store and selecting your phone model. Then look for the Mobile Office Kit under the Data Products compatible with your device.

* A BroadbandAccess Connect-capable handset and a subscription to a Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess Connect data plan is required. NationalAccess service included. Check with your corporate IT department for additional access requirements. Actual speeds and coverage vary.

[emphasis added]

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This is not what I had in mind.  The User Guide for the LG Accolade refers to using the USB cable (supplied with the phone) for charging the battery directly from the PC.  I do not have a laptop; and my desktop PC (from which I am browsing this site) already has a broadband DSL connection from our landline phone service provider. The user guide made no mention of added hardware or subscription services required in order to utilize this feature. The phone does not sport an external memory card, so the music player (VCast) application doesn't apply here.

 

What I am actually (ultimately) interested in is transferring some of the pictures taken on the phone to the PC. I tried emailing one, but for some odd reason it was automatically downsized (from 1.3 MP -1280 x 960 down to 426 x 320), which was not what I had intended.... How can the photos be viewed at their maximum original resolution?

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We have Pix Place that you can send your pictures without losing quality and you can log into your account to access the pictures to download to your pc. Using Pix Place will require a data package of 9.99 or higher. 

 

Here is a link for more information on Pix Place

http://support.vzw.com/faqs/Picture%20Messaging/faq_pixplace.html

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Iceman1906 wrote:

We have Pix Place that you can send your pictures without losing quality and you can log into your account to access the pictures to download to your pc. Using Pix Place will require a data package of 9.99 or higher. 

 


It will?!?  I've used pix place and do NOT have data, have not ever had data on my phone.  All it requires (as far as I know) is the ability to send picture messages.  And you don't even need to have a texting package - (though it helps!) as it will charge you 25 cents per picture message without a texting plan.  (The messages do not count as in-network messages and go against your allowance, I don't get that but it's the way it is).

 

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SuzyQ wrote:

 


Iceman1906 wrote:

We have Pix Place that you can send your pictures without losing quality and you can log into your account to access the pictures to download to your pc. Using Pix Place will require a data package of 9.99 or higher. 

 


It will?!?  I've used pix place and do NOT have data, have not ever had data on my phone.  All it requires (as far as I know) is the ability to send picture messages.  And you don't even need to have a texting package - (though it helps!) as it will charge you 25 cents per picture message without a texting plan.  (The messages do not count as in-network messages and go against your allowance, I don't get that but it's the way it is).

 


 

Thanks, SuzyQ, for the information. I'm just guessing here, but could the situation be different for you because (as you have stated other places in the forum) you do not and have never had prepaid service? Either that or perhaps you were "grandfathered in" before the mandatory data plans went into effect for Verizon multimedia contract phones this past January.

 

It's funny -- I've seen the references/links to "Pix Place" around this website, but nothing about if there was a fee to use it or how much it cost (other than the 25¢ picture messaging fee which I was not otherwise adverse to paying). Guess I'm not surprised somehow. The phone advertises a 1.3 MP camera as one of it's amenable features; but makes no mention of added services and fees in order to *utilize* that camera to it's full capability. Same goes with the micro USB connection....Do I miss my guess, or is the Bluetooth feature similarly crippled? :smileysad:  I've never used one, so have no reference for comparison; but the "not all OBEX profiles are supported" disclaimers probably cover that.

 

Either way, I will not be spending $10 more per month for a service that I would be using only occasionally or rarely. I have our 8 MP Canon which takes superior quality digital photos with no hidden strings attached.

 

"Caveat emptor," as they say.

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cmauze wrote:
I'm just guessing here, but could the situation be different for you because (as you have stated other places in the forum) you do not and have never had prepaid service? That should not have any effect on text messaging, or having access to Pix Place.  It's still text messaging, and does not require a data plan.  Either that or perhaps you were "grandfathered in" before the mandatory data plans went into effect for Verizon multimedia contract phones this past January.  Yes, our family plan phones (only 2 of which are affected) are "grandfathered" in with no data plan; it still had nothing to do with Pix Place!

 

It's funny -- I've seen the references/links to "Pix Place" around this website, but nothing about if there was a fee to use it or how much it cost (other than the 25¢ picture messaging fee which I was not otherwise adverse to paying). That's because it IS free, unless you want to purchase more storage space than the default.  I haven't uploaded a lot of pictures, and it says I have 55 left - but it doesn't say 55 WHAT - MB?  pictures?  files?  Anyway, it's part of your myVerizon account access, and the FAQ implies that pre-paid and post-paid accounts work the same way - uploads count as a picture message, subtracted from your bundle or charged at 25 cents.  Guess I'm not surprised somehow. The phone advertises a 1.3 MP camera as one of it's amenable features; but makes no mention of added services and fees in order to *utilize* that camera to it's full capability. Same goes with the micro USB connection....Do I miss my guess, or is the Bluetooth feature similarly crippled? :smileysad:  I've never used one, so have no reference for comparison; but the "not all OBEX profiles are supported" disclaimers probably cover that.  I pair my bluetooth capable Garmin GPS with my phone for hands free use of the phone while driving.  My husband pairs his as well - but I know others on the boards have had issues trying to pair phones and GPS....we've been lucky I guess.

 

Either way, I will not be spending $10 more per month for a service that I would be using only occasionally or rarely. I have our 8 MP Canon which takes superior quality digital photos with no hidden strings attached.  If it's worth the 25 cents to you to find out, go ahead upload a photo to pix place and see if it works for you.  There should be an option when you are looking at the photo to "Send to Online album" or something similar.

 

"Caveat emptor," as they say.


 

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SuzyQ wrote:

 


cmauze wrote:
I'm just guessing here, but could the situation be different for you because (as you have stated other places in the forum) you do not and have never had prepaid service? That should not have any effect on text messaging, or having access to Pix Place.  It's still text messaging, and does not require a data plan.  According to Iceman1906 (aka Dameon, VZW representative) posting earlier in this thread, it does. Shouldn't he know, as a Verizon employee? I don't know. I'm not saying you're wrong; but since there's not a conscensus here, I hope it's understandable why I'm still confused.   Either that or perhaps you were "grandfathered in" before the mandatory data plans went into effect for Verizon multimedia contract phones this past January.  Yes, our family plan phones (only 2 of which are affected) are "grandfathered" in with no data plan; it still had nothing to do with Pix Place!  It could possibly be, if you had Pix Place set up & running on your account before the mandatory data plan requirement went into effect.

 

It's funny -- I've seen the references/links to "Pix Place" around this website, but nothing about if there was a fee to use it or how much it cost (other than the 25¢ picture messaging fee which I was not otherwise adverse to paying). That's because it IS free, unless you want to purchase more storage space than the default.  I haven't uploaded a lot of pictures, and it says I have 55 left - but it doesn't say 55 WHAT - MB?  pictures?  files?  If this is confusing to those of you who have been with Verizon for YEARS, imagine what it is for those of us who are new to both Verizon *And* picture messaging phones!  :smileywink:   Anyway, it's part of your myVerizon account access, and the FAQ implies that pre-paid and post-paid accounts work the same way - uploads count as a picture message, subtracted from your bundle or charged at 25 cents.  Which I'm still not thrilled about; but I could live with that as I don't plan on taking phone pics every day. But a $10 per month "data plan" charge, for access to an "online album" that's (likely) little more than a cumbersome, unnecessary interface?....No.  Guess I'm not surprised somehow. The phone advertises a 1.3 MP camera as one of it's amenable features; but makes no mention of added services and fees in order to *utilize* that camera to it's full capability. Same goes with the micro USB connection....Do I miss my guess, or is the Bluetooth feature similarly crippled? :smileysad:  I've never used one, so have no reference for comparison; but the "not all OBEX profiles are supported" disclaimers probably cover that.  I pair my bluetooth capable Garmin GPS with my phone for hands free use of the phone while driving.  My husband pairs his as well - but I know others on the boards have had issues trying to pair phones and GPS....we've been lucky I guess.  Didn't mention anything about a "GPS" (I presume that stands for "Global Positioning System"?). I'm aware that it's a special service on VZW prepaid (the "VZ Navigator") which costs an additional $2.99/day or $9.99/month; and I have no interest in it (at least not until I go on vacation, maybe). What I'm talking about -- all I want is to get my pictures off of my phone to my computer (whether it's via USB or Bluetooth or whatever), where I can actually do something with them besides stare at them on a tiny 2" phone screen. ("Oh, aren't they pretty!"...) They're just simple .JPEG files which have been around on the Net like *forever*-- it's not *rocket science,* Verizon!

 

Either way, I will not be spending $10 more per month for a service that I would be using only occasionally or rarely. I have our 8 MP Canon which takes superior quality digital photos with no hidden strings attached.  If it's worth the 25 cents to you to find out, go ahead upload a photo to pix place and see if it works for you.  There should be an option when you are looking at the photo to "Send to Online album" or something similar.  I agree, it'd be worth the 25 cents. But wouldn't sending something online incur a web access fee? or perhaps activate some cryptic TOS agreement, possibly with hidden charges that one has to give consent to before testing it out?  Why should it require QuickTime®-- a proprietary video viewing/editing software application developed by Apple?  From a company that charges $6.99/month just to access email on a phone (and how much email besides short, simple text messages designed for WAP browsers can you access on a 2" screen?), nothing would surprise.

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From the Picture/Messaging FAQ:

 

"Can I send pictures/videos to an e-mail address?

Yes. All you have to do is type the email address on the addressing screen of your picture/video messaging phone. Please note that picture/video messages addressed to vtext.com email addresses (e.g., MTN@vtext.com) will display as standard text messages. The 160-character limit will apply and photos, sounds, other graphics or videos will not display. VERIZON WIRELESS DOES NOT RECOMMEND SENDING PICTURE/VIDEO MESSAGES TO VTEXT ADDRESSES." [emphasis added]
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Please note that no mention was made of automatic *downsizing* of these files, degrading the resolution and rendering them near useless for printing or other practical display.
I'm not upset with you, SuzyQ.  It's Verizon I'm disappointed with.

 

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I use Pix Place on my prepaid phone and have never needed to  use a data pkg. The only charge is the 25 cents photo charge. But no charge for using the Pix Place. I have the LC Accolade

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Pix Place is accessed via your computer.  Photos are uploaded as a text message from your phone. 

 

You can also send pictures to 10-digit#@VZWPIX.COM  You quoted stuff about sending to VTEXT.COM, and that applies to TEXT MESSAGES ONLY (so it is true that it is recommended NOT to send pictures to that address), if you are sending pictures, send to VZWPIX.COM.

 

As far as the resizing goes, some of that occurs due to the capabilities (or lack of) on the receiving phone.  Some is due to the size limitations inherent in text messages - any photo larger than 500 kb or so gets resized.  So check your resolution - and if it routinely nets you pictures that are larger than 500-600kb, then use a lower resolution if you intend to send the photo via text message.

 

If you really really need the photos in full resolution, save them to your SD card and then use the CARD to transfer them to your computer in full resolution, either via USB cable with the card in the phone, or via an adapter with the card plugged directly into the computer.

 

HTH, and has clarified some of the confusion.  :smileyhappy:

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