Ok so here’s the scoop. I’ve finally decided that my old and venerable Nokia e51 simply had to go, and I decided to go for something more…Android. I’ve had a lot of work with computers so I basically know the inside and out. Phones, on the other hand, are a completely different story. I’ve never even had a phone with an OS on it before the Nokia and its old Symbian. You can easily realize that my newest acquisition: a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, was a bit…overwhelming. From the moment I took it out of the box I went like “ok, what do I do now?”. Took everything out of the box and my computer training kicked in. I took the Samsung apart and placed my SIM card and my newly acquired 8GB microSD card inside. Closed everything back up an fired that mean machine up.
All I can tell you is that it’s an incredible experience. The difference between my ancient Nokia and this new Samsung was utterly flabbergasting. The screen’s Visual Depth was simply stunning. I went through all the necessary steps and I was making calls and sending SMS in no time. The Captivate performed beautifully. I gave the camera a test drive and the photos really looked awesome. The video capture was better than I’ve hoped for. I made a small video of my dog playing with some chew-toys. Happy and about, I wanted to see the pictures at a larger scale so I connected the Samsung to the computer. From that moment, everything went completely downhill. I couldn’t connect anything. I was getting really frustrated thinking “great, I have a flashy phone that can’t even sync”. I managed to solve the problem after several hours, just to realize that I only was missing one step.
First of all, make sure you install all the drivers. Then go to Settings, Applications, USB settings, and select the “Ask on connection” option. Then choose Select USB mode and then Mass Storage. At this point, usually all of us tend to go to the computer and search for the plugged in device. Here’s what most of us missed. Pull down the status menu and you will see a bar that says Ongoing. Press on the bar and you will get some options. Finally press Mount. Give it a couple of seconds and you will see the Autoplay. After that point, it’s piece of cake. After that you can go to your computer and mount it like a normal drive and use it accordingly
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