Originally Posted by roycel
i've had problems like this before on my work computer. my work computer (a Dell) won't recognize my phone and sometimes, my flash drives. i think this is due to the lack of drive current from the PC. ...or perhaps the amount of current that my phone and my flash drives draw.
anyway, if you're using an aftermarket USB cable, try using the one that came with the phone.
if this doesn't work, i'd suggest an aftermarket PCI host USB card. they're super cheap and usually better designed.
similar to how ipods have poorly cheap headphone amplifiers (they sure sound like shit), motherboard manufacturers seem to sometimes skimp on the interface design ...
im pretty sure its an android issue, i have the froyo version, and a few of my coworkers have had the same issue along side 3 different phone models, purchased at different times, and on 3 seperate operating systems.
i have an older gaming PC i just turned into a file server, running admin's paradise and ubuntu on 2 seperate partitions
windows 7 laptop- phone recognizes that its connected to the computer but computer doesn't recognize its there
and then the only thing that does pick it up is actually an old hackintosh i've built, OSX tiger. had its since high school when that was new.