1. JoeScuba's Avatar
    I've been having a LOT of problems with getting my Focus to sync with Zune, either it wouldn't be recognized at all or it would pick up for a second and then lose the phone. After some troubleshooting, I came up with the USB cable being the problem.

    (the troubleshooting was using the USB cable that came with my son's Focus S instead of the original one - worked perfectly)

    So, now I need a new USB cable, so I have two questions:

    One - When I downloaded and installed the Mango update, I was told in no unspecific terms that I HAVE to use the original USB cable that came with the phone. If I get a new one, will I lose the ability to update my phone?

    Two - If the answer to my first question is 'no', will I be best served by going to my carrier (AT&T) to get a new USB cable or will any old USB - MicroUSB cable work?

    Thanks!
    12-25-2011 07:48 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I used the micro USB cable that came with my Palm Treo Pro to update my HTC Trophy.
    12-25-2011 08:30 PM
  3. gerrymad's Avatar
    Any standard USB cable will work. I buy extras from monoprice.com and they work great.

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    12-25-2011 09:15 PM
  4. JoeScuba's Avatar
    Good to know, thanks!
    12-26-2011 04:45 PM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    There are two kinds of micro USB cables. Charging and Data( which includes charging). Charging only cables are cheaper, and typically what AT&T has in-store, because they have fewer wires. Any good USB Data cable should work on your phone, assuming the phone's USB connector is is not damaged.

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    12-26-2011 06:27 PM
  6. gerrymad's Avatar
    monoprice.com charging and data cables - 72 cents for a 3 foot cable or you can splurge and spend 81 cents for the 6 foot cable. $4.25 per order for shipping so once you've decided to buy you may as well buy a couple of extras. I have no tie to them. I just think they're a bargain and have great service.
    12-26-2011 08:07 PM
  7. palandri's Avatar
    monoprice.com charging and data cables - 72 cents for a 3 foot cable or you can splurge and spend 81 cents for the 6 foot cable. $4.25 per order for shipping so once you've decided to buy you may as well buy a couple of extras. I have no tie to them. I just think they're a bargain and have great service.
    There was a problem with monoprice chargers. They wouldn't charge a Palm Treo Pro or a Palm Pre. There output wasn't what was advertised. This was noted over at TreoCentral.
    12-26-2011 08:23 PM
  8. JoeScuba's Avatar
    I didn't realize there were so many cable types. What type does the Focus need? USB to what? Mini-A? Micro-B? Which one is correct?

    Who knew this would be so complicated??
    12-27-2011 05:18 PM
  9. gerrymad's Avatar
    There was a problem with monoprice chargers. They wouldn't charge a Palm Treo Pro or a Palm Pre. There output wasn't what was advertised. This was noted over at TreoCentral.
    I had an issue as well with a charger from them and they handled it immediately. Never had a problem with any cable.
    12-28-2011 08:40 AM
  10. gerrymad's Avatar
    I didn't realize there were so many cable types. What type does the Focus need? USB to what? Mini-A? Micro-B? Which one is correct?

    Who knew this would be so complicated??
    Micro-B

    Any of these will work:

    USB Micro B

    Or if you want to pay a little more:

    Newegg.com - Samsung Focus Sync & Charge USB Cable

    or something in between:

    3ft USB2.0 A-Male/Micro B USB-Male Cable at SFCable.com
    12-28-2011 08:45 AM
  11. JoeScuba's Avatar
    Just what I needed, thanks!

    Definitely not getting a white one....
    12-28-2011 01:39 PM
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