Downloaded latest Nokia PC suite v7.1 on Win Vista PC and connected handset via USB cable. Out of 4 choices tried PC suite first. Device did not get detected by PC software. Then tried all the remaining choices. No luck. PC wizard keeps giving me the same message on the screen to connect handset to PC. Micro-SD is accessible by handset/ PC both and works fine. Also my USB cable does not charge the phone. Is there something wrong with the cable? (like not genuine) but it does pop up all the 4 options however.
Whilst I can't address your non-connectivity issue be aware that E71 does not support USB charging although you could use USB with Nokia CA-100 charging cable which terminates in a 2mm pin.
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
WHEN I CONNECT MY MOBILE WITH PC BY USB NOTHING DISPLY, ONLY CONNECT PHONE,,,,,,,, WHAT IS THIS ? SOME DAYES AGO NOKIA SUIT WAS BETTER IT WAS WORKING AND SHOWING ME MY NOKIA C7-00 CONNECTING.... NOW NOTHIG,....... PLZ HELP ME