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siiMPLY

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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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pparks1

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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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siiMPLY

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Nothing here.

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But here you can see it :/
 

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winlinx

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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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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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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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siiMPLY

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

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sashlon

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

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My Windows Phones never have this issue. :cool:
 

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jimbo45

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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


Hi there
How do you REMOVE the phone -- do you just unplug it or do you use the EJECT hardware button. With an ACTIVE device like a smartphone you should always use the EJECT / REMOVE hardware button before unplugging the device.

I'd also check before plugging it into the computer again that the Blue tooth connection if enabled is switched off as Bluetooth and usb connected at the same time can hose up the connections.

Also if you connect it via a USB hub make sure the hub is a powered one since the phone will also attempt to CHARGE the battery while connected to the computer.

I've rarely had USB problems with my Galaxy S3 phone and W8.

Install the SAMSUNG KIES application -- you don't have to run the application but it installs the drivers so you get the phone icon when you plug the phone into the USB icon.

I don't have the experience or patience to extract the drivers only from the KIES application but the thing works fine.

Kies Samsung

Enc scr shoot when plugging phone into USB -- I've plugged it in and unplugged it loads of times --works fine.

cheers
jimbo
 

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I have only recently started having problems with Win8 detecting my Galaxy S3. I have tried numerous USB driver uninstall, reboot, re-installs. Including the USB driver that electrotune1200 mentioned, the useless Kies application, and driver included with PDAnet. The problem started yesterday 3/19/13, and haven't installed any new apps on either the phone or PC recently. I just ran a malware scan with negative results. Next step will be to to try system restore. I doubt that will help.. but I'm about out of options. Next time I get a new phone, I'm going back to Motorola.

*update 3 hours of headaches later*
I finally got the S3 connecting again.. not entirely sure how, but here is what happened:
While installing some totally unrelated Win8 updates, I uninstalled one of the many samsung USB drivers I had been trying. When my PC went to reboot, I plugged my phone back in at about the same time the Win8 logo popped up during restart.
Once booted up, Android phone now showed in my Device Manager. I installed only the USB driver included with PDAnet and now I am up and tethering again ^_^.
Why this worked I have no clue.. I had already tried rebooting with the phone plugged up, but perhaps having the drivers un-installed did the trick. I was getting ready to factory reset my phone, which is no easy task sense it is rooted, and Odin would not connect.
 
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jimbo45

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

Never had a problem with this -- the Galaxy IIIs Mini works fine as well. I only installed the drivers though -- couldn't be bothered with the complete KIES stuff though.

@ Cokerobot -- maybe you don't have a problem with W8 phones because they can't connect in the first place so no problem. !!

Cheers
Jimbo
 

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Hi there
How do you REMOVE the phone -- do you just unplug it or do you use the EJECT hardware button. With an ACTIVE device like a smartphone you should always use the EJECT / REMOVE hardware button before unplugging the device.

I'd also check before plugging it into the computer again that the Blue tooth connection if enabled is switched off as Bluetooth and usb connected at the same time can hose up the connections.

Also if you connect it via a USB hub make sure the hub is a powered one since the phone will also attempt to CHARGE the battery while connected to the computer.

I've rarely had USB problems with my Galaxy S3 phone and W8.

Install the SAMSUNG KIES application -- you don't have to run the application but it installs the drivers so you get the phone icon when you plug the phone into the USB icon.

I don't have the experience or patience to extract the drivers only from the KIES application but the thing works fine.

Kies Samsung

Enc scr shoot when plugging phone into USB -- I've plugged it in and unplugged it loads of times --works fine.

cheers
jimbo

hey, is that how your samsung phone shows in windwos 7 too ?? with that generic icon or with its proper icon instead??

i installed itunes and then plugged my ipad 2 but in windows 8 is showing the same generic icon as your screenshot, however in windows 7 it shows the cute ipad icon.

have you tried connecting other devices that have its own icon ??
 

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