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Samsung Galaxy S3 with Windows 8

  1. #1


    Germany
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Samsung Galaxy S3 with Windows 8


    So yeah, hey guys.

    I've a little problem: When i try to connect my samsung galaxy s3 to my pc via USB, it simply works the first time. But when i remove my s3 for like one hour (or more...) and i try to connect it again, Windows 8 wont recognize my s3...
    but then, when i restart my pc and i try to connect it again, it works...
    i dont know what to do...i hope here is some1 with a solution :/

    cheers

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  2. #2


    I'll give this a try for you and let you know how it works for me.

    When you say it doesn't recognize it, does it NOT show up at all? I've had a problem on occasion with 7 where it sees my phone, but it doesn't show anything when I attempt to connect via Explorer. A reboot of Windows 7 and I can see my music, pictures, etc.
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  3. #3


    Germany
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8



    Nothing here.

    Click image for larger version

    But here you can see it :/
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 and 7


    I have the same problem with my S3 on Windows 8. Only solution is to restart your computer. I tried troubleshooting the hardware and nothing works. I have tried Kies, newest USB drivers, etc. Nothing seems to work. Samsung really needs to work with Microsoft to fix this. Never had this problem with Windows 7.
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  5. #5


    This may not be a fix as much as a work around. If the PC's and laptops in question have the bluetooth capability and it's enabled, that might be a viable option. If not there are those little bluetooth adapters that plug into a usb port for $20 or less.
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  6. #6


    I'm not having any connectivity problems with Windows 8 and my I9300.

    You can try this driver, which is what I use (both x86 & x64). Just uninstall the previous driver from add/remove programs.
    SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones(2).exe

    Linked from this thread over at XDA Developers.
    [Driver][15.02.2013]SAMSUNG ♣USB Drivers♣ for Mobile Phones -LATEST VERSION- - xda-developers
    Last edited by electrotune1200; 25 Feb 2013 at 21:55.
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  7. #7


    South Carolina
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
    I'm not having any connectivity problems with Windows 8 and my I9300.

    You can try this driver, which is what I use (both x86 & x64). Just uninstall the previous driver from add/remove programs.
    SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones(2).exe

    Linked from this thread over at XDA Developers.
    [Driver][15.02.2013]SAMSUNG ♣USB Drivers♣ for Mobile Phones -LATEST VERSION- - xda-developers
    And that's why you've got this lucky whipper snapper to help you out, with you guyses phone connectivity problems.
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  8. #8


    Germany
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    How i fixed the problem: Use PTP instead of MTP in USB-PC-Connection Options.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    My I9300 connects just fine to both my windows 8 laptops and to my Surface RT.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,716
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    My Windows Phones never have this issue.
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