7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2017 2:57 PM by hmoulding

    My old t159 won't connect via USB

    hmoulding

      Got a new phone, it works fine.

       

      Trouble is my old Samsung t159 (flip phone, no data plan, and now no network connection because SIM is deactivated) has pics I want to save.

       

      I try to connect it to my PC to download the pics. I verified the settings, and the phone says "Connected," but the PC doesn't say anything.

       

      Is there a special USB driver I need? Some other magic?

       

      Thanks for any help. :-)

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      Helge

        • 1. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
          tmo_mike_c

          Hmm, maybe it's a combination of both, like magic USB drivers!   Just kidding. After checking out the Memory & SD card: Samsung t159 doc, the device needs to be set to Media Transfer Only. Can you double check that setting? If you've checked that already, you could also try another USB cable to see if there's a difference. It might be a stretch but testing another computer might be a good idea if the phone is giving you a message saying it's connected.

          • 2. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
            tmo_marissa

            Hey hmoulding!  I just wanted to follow up and see if you'd had any luck verifying the setting Mike mentioned above or testing with another USB/computer.  Have you been able to connect your phone to your PC successfully?  Please let us know if you still need help - we don't want your old photos trapped in that little plastic box forever!

             

            - Marissa

            • 3. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
              hmoulding

              The phone is in fact set to media transfer only (I did double check), and trying to connect it to a different computer resulted in no joy. So I have not yet managed to connect the phone and retrieve the pictures. :-(

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              Helge

               

              P.S. I also had no luck using a different USB cable.

              • 4. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
                tmo_mike_c

                Well, shucks. Do you have the option to send the images to an email address or possibly another phone number? I'm just thinking if another computer can't recognize the device, the only other method would be to send it to an email address like Gmail. From there, you could login to that Gmail account and download the images to your computer that way. I know that's not as ideal as just the plugging it in and grabbing them all at once, but it's another way to at least get the images.

                • 5. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
                  hmoulding

                  Unfortunately no - this phone is no longer in service since I've replaced it with a newer one. But even back when it was in service any attempt to move pictures off the phone resulted in a message from T-Mobile that I didn't have that service on that phone.

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                  Helge

                  • 6. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
                    tmo_mike_c

                    Oh, whammy. I really think you've exhausted all options. I checked for drivers and didn't seen any on Samsung's website. There are a quite a few links that showed in a Google search, but I'm not 100% sure one how legit they are. As a last resort, you could contact Samsung to see if they have any other suggestions.

                    • 7. Re: My old t159 won't connect via USB
                      hmoulding

                      Yep, that's pretty much the conclusion I've come to. Thanks for your input, though. I do appreciate that.

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                      Helge