Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Android tablet no longer visible when connected to USB.

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    7 & 8

    Android tablet no longer visible when connected to USB.


    Hello..

    Tonight when I plugged my LG G-Pad into my laptop it made the usual audible tone but is now no longer visible. Worked fine about 2 days ago, now nothing.. Interestingly enough it works fine on my desktop (Win 7) and my office computer (also Win 7), but all the sudden it doesn't appear on my laptop where I need it most. I considered doing a restore, but it appears I'll have to re-install 8.1 again, and I'm not too keen on that as it was a nightmare in itself

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Uninstall the driver in Device manager for that USB device and reinstall. Some tablets have a setting choice, to allow for when connected to a computer, if it is used as a media device, or storage device.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Uninstall the driver in Device manager for that USB device and reinstall. Some tablets have a setting choice, to allow for when connected to a computer, if it is used as a media device, or storage device.
    That did it.. I initially looked in Device Manager and did not see the device listed.. Oddly it appeared as "Acer ADB", which is probably why I didn't find it.. I did what you said, and let it re-install the driver. Now it appears as "Portable Device" in Device Manager.. All good now..

    Thanks..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Android tablet no longer visible when connected to USB.
Related Threads
Hello all, I'm hoping I can get some help with this: A few hours ago, I connected a hard drive to my PC. I was able to read/write to it just fine. In fact, I've used it various times in the past. I just tried connecting it again now, and the drive is not showing up on Windows 8.1 at all....
Windows malware tries to infect Android devices connected to PCs - Computerworld
I have been running my laptop (Thinkpad W530) with two hard drives for about a year (Main SSD and secondary HD) with no problems until all the sudden this morning when I turned my laptop on, it wouldn't boot windows, instead it went to a black screen that said main HDD error and to press enter to...
Hi there This looks possibly interesting - could be the best of BOTH BBC News - Samsung Ativ Q tablet runs both Windows 8 and Android It also runs using the New HASWELL chip too. Depending on the price I could actually get interested in this (Sorry Ms Surface I think you've just been...
I can't tell you when it happened, it has been going on for the past few weeks. I can no longer see the thumbnails of images within Windows Explorer. I've searched and searched for a solution and this was the solution I found which clones it's self multiple times across other sites, it didn't...
I was playing on my Asus tablet and ran into Splashtop 2 that allowed me to remotely control my Win 7 laptop from my Android tablet via Wi-Fi with a router. I had a touch pen but it wasn't a fine enough point implement, like what used to exist around 15 years ago. Working on my desktop was dodgy...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook