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Sony Ericsson W960i and USB

datePosted on 13:41, July 30th, 2008 by yk

My W960i is making me lose hair again. After using my non-original car charger to charge my phone, I am not able to charge my phone with my regular wall charger anymore. I wasted no time in sending in the phone since it’s under warranty and after a few days, I got it back (bravo to the Sony Ericsson service centre for the super fast service!).

In my pursuit of privacy preservation, I did a master reset to clear all the data in the phone before sending it in to the service centre. The first thing that I did when I got it back was to plug in the USB cable in order to restore the data that I backed up. Immediately, I was confronted with repetitive poppings of yellow bubbles in my system task bar saying:

USB Device Not Recognized

After some painstaking plugging and unplugging of USB cables, uninstalling and installing Sony Ericsson software and drivers, the problem was solved when I tried another USB cable. So, it turned out that my USB cable was fried.