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How to USB charge N8?

Sage
Posts: 274

How to USB charge N8?

I have my N8 plugged via usb cable into my laptop and the battery level instead of going up is going down.

 

Am I missing something?

 

ps Does it matter if Ovi suite is open?

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carman58
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

It doesn't matter what software is running, I have a problem with N97 sometimes need to connect and disconnect a couple of times selecting PC suite mode before phone will charge. Using Windows 7 

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Sage
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

Does it matter what mode the USB is set to(Ovi,Mass Storage... etc.)?

 

Will it tell me its charging?

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Sage
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

I plugged it in Mass Storage/Data mode with the usb and it is chargin... busy right now but I will have to do further tests to see if Ovi suite mode is different.

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carman58
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

Should still charge in Ovi Suite mode, but may need re-connecting a couple of times !

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N8ty_boy
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

USB Charging seems to work only in USB Mas storage mode.

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hadimassa
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

You can charge N8 in any mode. Depends on PC or laptop hardware power capabilities

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driftingpgmr
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

Hi,
I have never been able to charge my n8-00 using the usb cable, i have tried the most powerful usb charger that comes with the ipad and various cables including the one i received with the phone
i have tried various usb modes and also tried charging it with the phone switched off but it still would not charge.
I am going on a cycling trip and will only have a usb solar charger.
i wanted to carry the nokia phone for its offline maps but i dont know how to charge it using my solar panel which only has a usb output.

Any advice will be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.
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scoobyman
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

Strangely you don't mention behaviour when connected to PC upon which Nokia Suite installed.

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Abi99
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Re: How to USB charge N8?

driftingpgmr, try another Nokia N8! Either you face a hardware fault or you own a special Nokia N8. Actually for other models, Nokia did variants with and without USB charging. However, I never heard about something like that for Symbian^3.

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