1. Stefano Radolovich's Avatar
    Hi!

    I can't connect my Lumia 635 to my Windows 8.1 Notebook (an ASUS F551M) via USB cable. As soon as I connect it, the USB peripheral icon appears on Windows task bar for just 1 second, and after that it disappears for another second, then it appears again and so on in a unlimited loop, just like I was pluggin in and out the cable repeatedly.

    This issue happens only with that notebook, I can connect the phone with other 2 PC with Windows 8 and Windows 7 without problems.
    The notebook with the issue is brand new, so I don't think there should be any software interfering...

    Any idea?

    Thank you
    11-16-2014 09:13 AM
  2. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    I guess your laptop should be connected to power source when you connect your phone.
    11-16-2014 09:19 AM
  3. Stefano Radolovich's Avatar
    I guess your laptop should be connected to power source when you connect your phone.
    Of course it is
    11-16-2014 09:29 AM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    Tried a different USB port? Or may be the USB cord is damaged?
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    11-16-2014 09:35 AM
  5. Stefano Radolovich's Avatar
    Tried a different USB port? Or may be the USB cord is damaged?
    The cord is ok since connecting to other PC works fine. Already tried another port.
    11-16-2014 09:37 AM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Okay, how long does the loop go? (connect disconnect)
    11-16-2014 09:39 AM
  7. Stefano Radolovich's Avatar
    Okay, how long does the loop go? (connect disconnect)
    It doesn't seem to stop... unless I deconnect the USB cable.
    11-16-2014 09:40 AM
  8. Philip Hamm's Avatar
    This shouldn't be a problem. I'd contact the support team / company for the laptop.
    11-17-2014 09:18 AM
  9. Stefano Radolovich's Avatar
    Tried a different USB port? Or may be the USB cord is damaged?
    At last, it was the cable. It works with all my PC but the notebook, maybe because all its ports are USB 3.0...
    Thank you
    11-17-2014 09:48 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    At last, it was the cable. It works with all my PC but the notebook, maybe because all its ports are USB 3.0...
    Thank you
    Okay well that explains it. I know some cables don't work, i have a couple which i received with my Bluetooth keyboard for charging, they don't work with my Lumias but do work for my Blackberry and my WD Passport
    11-17-2014 10:04 AM
  11. wolfin2000's Avatar
    I had the same problem on all ports. The little short USB cable that it comes with worked, but not my cheapie $2.00 cable that I used with my Samsung Dart phone.
    I went to Walmart and bought a 4ft Belkin purple micro-USB cable for about $7 I think and it works like a charm.
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    11-28-2014 01:46 AM
  12. scanf's Avatar
    I guess your laptop should be connected to power source when you connect your phone.
    Absolutely ridiculous advice. He's not formatting an HDD but plugging in a cable, speaking of which you might want to check it as some are charge only and not data cables.
    12-01-2014 12:24 AM
  13. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    Absolutely ridiculous advice. He's not formatting an HDD but plugging in a cable, speaking of which you might want to check it as some are charge only and not data cables.
    I was facing problem when i connected L620 to my laptop running on batteries but when i connected the laptop to power source the issue was resolved..that is why i posted the solution.
    12-02-2014 07:09 AM
  14. wolfin2000's Avatar
    Laptops conserve power, especially when running on a battery, and when they are getting low on power.
    This will cause some devices on USB to not work properly so your line of thought and action are correct Ravi (I've known a few people named "Ravi" so I hope that you mind me calling you by that nickname.).
    Some USB speakers will not work on some systems either, and will need a separate power source.
    Raviraj Halarnekar likes this.
    12-03-2014 07:01 PM

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