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Exclamation [Q] [NEED HELP] Samsung Galaxy S NOT Recognized by Windows 7

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When I connect my Samsung Galaxy S, the computer doesn't do ANYTHING (it doesn't recognize that anything has been connected), and the SGS doesn't even recognize that it's connected to anything. All the phone does is charge...not even a notification drop down prompts me to enter USB mass storage or charge etc. I've factory reset the phone many times (plugged & unplugged), and nothing seems to fix it. I can't find my SGS in the Device manager to reinstall drivers either.

I am running Windows 7 64bit on a Sony Vaio, if that helps.

I've searched tons of sites & forums and none seems to have a working solution...Any ideas/fixes?
 
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I think I found the problem I was having...I was using a Rocketfish CHARGING cable, and although it looks like a USB cable (it connects to the computer via usb), it does nothing but charge...so I took off the micro usb adapter that affixed onto the mini usb charging cable and re-affixed it onto a random mini usb cable I had lying around. And now it connects to the computer! I can now use all the other tutorials fixing the generic "usb driver not installed properly" problem.
 
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UPDATE: I was following the tutorial on http://theunlockr.com/2009/12/02/how...amsung-galaxy/ but when I get to the fastboot part, my phone won't boot into fastboot.... Can anyone help?
 
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download 64-bit drivers here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=728929

turn on usb-debugging mode in settings. you have to manually choose to mount the volume on the SGS every time you plug it in.

should work.
 
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you need to either install KIES, or install the drivers included in the Android SDK

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you need to either install KIES, or install the drivers included in the Android SDK
I got my phone to connect & be recognized by my computer, but I can't seem to get my phone into fastboot. Can anyone tell me which keys to press...?
 
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I had the exact same problem. Googled and found a forum post somewhere with the following solution:

Turn off Galaxy S. Connect to pc by USB. Turn on Galaxy S.

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Yeah.

Worked for me, anyway. Ever since I did that it's been working fine even if I connect it while it's turned on.

EDIT: Gah, didn't notice you had it solved already, thought the second post was from someone else. Oh well.
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I got my phone to connect & be recognized by my computer, but I can't seem to get my phone into fastboot. Can anyone tell me which keys to press...?
steps to get into those boot modes
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki...xy_S/GT-I9000M

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I can't get mine to connect using the above methods to windows 7 - windows 7 says it cannot install the MTB drivers.
 
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I can't get mine to connect using the above methods to windows 7 - windows 7 says it cannot install the MTB drivers.
Uninstall/reinstall kies.. Under kies, repair drivers.. Worked for me

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