12-11-2013 07:50 PM
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  1. MikeF74's Avatar
    If you look at the post above by Boasist, the cable he links to that is working is a OTG cable, which is why I figured that could be the issue.
    But the one he is USB 2.0, not USB 3.0 which uses both parts of the connector. No one has had any trouble using USB 2.0 adapters, just the 3.0 ones.

    I'd order up a Micro USB 3.0 OTG adapter, but the ones I've found on Amazon all have super-slow shipping from China. The one I was able to get quickly was not OTG.

    All I'm saying is that I'd expect OTG on a phone. I wouldn't have expected it on the 2520 (which is why I bought the non-OTG version of the adapter).
    12-04-2013 10:15 AM
  2. robertre's Avatar
    But at this point, we do not know if the people using the USB 2.0 adapters are using OTG or not (we do know that one is). The USB 3.0 OTG adapter I just ordered from Ebay should ship from the US, so I hope to have it within a week, and then we will know, if Nokia does not come out with the solution before then. If I am wrong, I am only out $5. I figured it was worth the gamble, as I find it hard to believe there is a hardware issue with all of our 2520's. I will post my results as soon as I get it.
    Last edited by robertre; 12-04-2013 at 12:25 PM.
    12-04-2013 11:41 AM
  3. trywithaustin's Avatar
    But at this point, we do not know if the people using the USB 2.0 adapters are using OTG or not (we do know that one is). The USB 3.0 OTG adapter I just ordered from Ebay should ship from the US, so I hope to have it within a week, and then we will know, if Nokia does not come out with the solution before then. If I am wrong, I am only out $5. I figured it was worth the gable, as I find it hard to believe there is a hardware issue with all of our 2520's. I will post my results as soon as I get it.
    I appreciate the efforts taken by you and am eagerly waiting for your results before I make my move.
    12-04-2013 12:09 PM
  4. peacock93's Avatar
    Peacock93, is the USB 2.0 adapter you are having success with an OTG adapter or just a USB adapter.
    It's just a standard USB 2.0 Micro to Female A. It works fine just slow.
    12-04-2013 02:53 PM
  5. trywithaustin's Avatar
    But at this point, we do not know if the people using the USB 2.0 adapters are using OTG or not (we do know that one is). The USB 3.0 OTG adapter I just ordered from Ebay should ship from the US, so I hope to have it within a week, and then we will know, if Nokia does not come out with the solution before then. If I am wrong, I am only out $5. I figured it was worth the gamble, as I find it hard to believe there is a hardware issue with all of our 2520's. I will post my results as soon as I get it.
    When you say micro 3.0 OTG cable do you mean to say this one below?

    Amazon.com: Black Color Micro USB 3.0 9pin OTG Host Flash Disk Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N900 N9000 10cm: Cell Phones & Accessories

    And will this have enough power to power a portable HDD such as the one below?

    Amazon.com: Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1000101 (Silver): Computers & Accessories
    12-04-2013 03:38 PM
  6. robertre's Avatar
    Yes, that looks exactly like the one I just ordered, though I got it on Ebay for $5. I do not know if it will work or not, but for $5, it is worth a try for me. I will post my results as soon as I get it. As to enough power for an external HDD, that I do not know. You may need to find out how much power it need and fine out from Nokia if the port can handle that much power.
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    12-04-2013 03:58 PM
  7. trywithaustin's Avatar
    Yes, that looks exactly like the one I just ordered, though I got it on Ebay for $5. I do not know if it will work or not, but for $5, it is worth a try for me. I will post my results as soon as I get it. As to enough power for an external HDD, that I do not know. You may need to find out how much power it need and fine out from Nokia if the port can handle that much power.
    Well I just got off the call from Nokia support, *they* say that it is not the OTG, its just the micro USB 3.0 Type A connector. Am confused!!
    12-04-2013 04:29 PM
  8. robertre's Avatar
    that makes 2 of us!
    12-04-2013 04:57 PM
  9. peacock93's Avatar
    It can't be a Micro USB 3.0 Type A connector. The port is a Micro USB 3.0 Type B! WTH!!

    You can use a Micro USB 2.0 connector just fine but your stuck at the slower 2.0 speeds.
    12-04-2013 05:36 PM
  10. daelumia's Avatar
    This one arrived today and works for phone sync and thumb drive, but doesn't seem to have enough juice to power a Western Digital Passport external drive:

    Amazon.com: White Color Micro USB 3.0 9pin OTG Host Flash Disk Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N900 N9000 10cm: Cell Phones & Accessories

    All I can say is I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about USB cables...
    peacock93 and eomes like this.
    12-04-2013 09:28 PM
  11. robertre's Avatar
    Ok, that confirms my theory that it is not a USB 2.0 vs 3.0 issue but standard adapter cable vs OTG cable. Looks like the 2520 requires an OTG cable. Thanks for posting your success! I will post if the cable I ordered on EBay works, but it looks like it should. I hope somebody at Nokia can confirm and get the word out so others will not think they have a problem with their tablet.
    12-04-2013 11:49 PM
  12. girishp's Avatar
    Only USB 2.0 connectors are working.
    I think it is a software issue, because I have used the Micro USB 3 connector (the blue one) on other devices and they work fine.

    I expect Nokia/Microsoft to provide the updated driver to fix this issue.

    The keyboard dock uses the bottom pin connectors to provide USB 2.0 ports at the back, so they would obviously work fine.
    12-05-2013 07:44 PM
  13. robertre's Avatar
    Only USB 2.0 connectors are working.
    I think it is a software issue, because I have used the Micro USB 3 connector (the blue one) on other devices and they work fine.

    I expect Nokia/Microsoft to provide the updated driver to fix this issue.

    The keyboard dock uses the bottom pin connectors to provide USB 2.0 ports at the back, so they would obviously work fine.
    Actually, if you look at the link of the cable daelumia had success with, it is a USB 3.0 OTG cable, so USB 3.0 does work if the correct cable is used, it appears.
    12-05-2013 11:30 PM
  14. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Actually, if you look at the link of the cable daelumia had success with, it is a USB 3.0 OTG cable, so USB 3.0 does work if the correct cable is used, it appears.
    Why doesn't my USB 3.0 OTG cable work then? This is really annoying. Does anyone have a non-OTG USB3 cable that works?
    12-09-2013 12:09 AM
  15. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Why doesn't my USB 3.0 OTG cable work then? This is really annoying. Does anyone have a non-OTG USB3 cable that works?
    What brand and model is your cable?
    12-09-2013 12:47 AM
  16. robertre's Avatar
    I just picked this one up from Ebay, and it works for most of my USB drives, though I do have issues with some of my flash drives. Even for those, though, it does beep and try to connect with them, which my standard micro to USB adapter would not. I posted successes/issues with this cable in the thread on sourcing USB cables. This cable is an OTG USB 3.0 cable. One poster got a white one similar to this on Amazon for a little cheaper and had success. There may still be some driver issues (or maybe some issues with several of my USB drives), but after my testing, I believe the issues are not hardware issues with the 2520.

    Micro USB 3 0 9pin OTG Host Flash Disk Cable for Galaxy NOTE3 N9000 Black 9 Inch | eBay
    12-09-2013 05:15 PM
  17. outback15's Avatar
    I used my USB 2.0 otg from my Nokia N8. Was able to read my flash drive and also plugged in a nano receiver for my Logitech mouse and it worked also.
    12-10-2013 10:11 AM
  18. GizmoEV's Avatar
    What brand and model is your cable?
    I bought this one: Afunta 15CM Standard USB3.0 Female to Micro USB 3.0 Male OTG(On-The-Go) Cable for Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9000 N9002 N9005p.

    I'm going to try a different brand of USB drive since robertre has had some luck.
    12-10-2013 03:31 PM
  19. GizmoEV's Avatar
    As I posted in another thread...it WORKS!!!!

    I really appreciate the updates from yesterday.
    12-11-2013 07:50 PM
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