my N900 started to behave strangely few days ago. When connected to PC with USB cable, it says as usual that it is charging and after I choose Mass Storage mode it says USB connected. Well, those are all lies, I cannot connect to it and it also does not charge over USB. It does charge through wall adapter though so far. I have restarted it several times and removed battery but nothing helps. Any advise? Is my N900 USB port starting to die?
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Hi, yes I have tried to connect n900 to 3 different PCs with no luck, I have used it previously with two of them often with no charging or connection problems. I have not installed any new applications for a long time. After latest restart N900 says not charging insufficient power when I connect it to any of USB ports on dock or laptop, it still says connected to USB but PC does not recognize the connection.
Laptop is docked and dock is powered all the time. I removed Bluemaemo but it made no difference. I will try to reflash it as soon as I have time.
What you are describing is very similar to what I experienced just before the micro USB port came undone from the device. I recommend you test the cable with other devices to rule out damage. Are you able to recharge the device using the electrical outlet power adaptor? If not, that would be more evidence you are having a hardware problem. You could examine the micro USB port for damage or looseness. Good luck.
Did you find out what was causing your problem?
If so, how did you fix it?
Cause I'm experiencing the exact same thing with mine...
Well, as a matter of fact, I did get the thing working again.. After few months I decided to reflash my n900 and if it would have not helped, send it to repair. I removed the SIM card and inserted it to other phone and then tried to connect n900 with the USB cable with my computer again.. it connected fine and started charging for my suprise. So I put SIM card back in and it has worked since with no problems.
2011-08-24 19:26 - edited 2011-08-24 19:29