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    Default Guide: How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800

    How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and a Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer

    There are lots of useful things you can do on your 5800 by connecting it to a computer using its USB cable. For example you can transfer applications and games onto the phone, or transfer photos and videos off the phone.

    Whatever you want to transfer, here's how to connect the 5800 to most kinds of computer (including Windows, Linux and Macintosh machines) using the microUSB cable that comes with it:

    1. Make sure your computer and phone are both switched on. Also make sure your 5800 has a memory card in its slot.

    2. Plug the small end of the microUSB cable into the phone's USB socket, which is under a plastic flap in the top left corner. (If you're wondering which way up it goes in, the plug's USB logo should be facing upwards.)

    3. Plug the larger end of the microUSB cable into a USB port on your computer. It doesn't really matter which one you use, they should all work just as well.

    4. On your 5800 it should ask which mode you wish to use. Choose "Mass Storage". A small trident-like icon should appear in the top right corner of the phone's screen indicating it's connected by USB cable.

    5. On Windows Vista computers a window called "AutoPlay" may appear, in which case select "Open Folder To View Files" and a window will appear showing the contents of the 5800's memory card. On other operating systems you may see different messages, or you may see no messages at all. Whatever system you use, the 5800's memory card should show up as "Removable Disk D:", and it will be accessible from your computer's file manager.

    6. To put files onto the phone's memory card, just drag them into the memory card's window (which is probably called "Removable Disk D:"). To take files off the memory card, just drag them onto your computer's desktop, or into a folder on its desktop.

    7. When you've finished transferring files, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE CABLE YET! First, you have to make it safe to disconnect the cable. The method for doing this varies depending on whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux, but they generally involve an option that says "Remove Hardware Safely", "Disconnect Safely", "Unmount Volume" or other similar phrases. On Windows you can do this by clicking on a small icon in the bottom left corner of the screen that appears when the phone is connected (it may look like a phone with a green tickmark, or it may look like something else). Clicking will bring up an option that says "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device", click on this option and then "OK". On other computers you may need to find the phone listed as "Removable Drive" in the file manager, and choose the safe removal option from there. You may also see the phone appear as a memory card icon, as it's the phone's memory card that's being accessed.

    8. After you have made the device safe to remove, you can unplug the cable at both ends.

    And that's it. If you want to transfer more stuff, just repeat the above process, and always remember to make the phone safe to disconnect before unplugging.

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    Default Re: Guide: How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800

    i can't use pc suite.my computer has problem.help me!my language is bad

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    Default Re: Guide: How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasua

    7. When you've finished transferring files, DO NOT DISCONNECT THE CABLE YET! First, you have to make it safe to disconnect the cable. The method for doing this varies depending on whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux, but they generally involve an option that says "Remove Hardware Safely", "Disconnect Safely", "Unmount Volume" or other similar phrases. On Windows you can do this by clicking on a small icon in the bottom left corner of the screen that appears when the phone is connected (it may look like a phone with a green tickmark, or it may look like something else). Clicking will bring up an option that says "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device", click on this option and then "OK". On other computers you may need to find the phone listed as "Removable Drive" in the file manager, and choose the safe removal option from there. You may also see the phone appear as a memory card icon, as it's the phone's memory card that's being accessed.
    hi,,
    My problem since of late is that when I click on the green arrow and try to disconnect it it say THE DEVICE CANNOT BE STOPPED NOW TRY STOPPING IT LATER... this has never happened before.. and I've waited for 10mts.. and its still saying the same thing..
    has something gone wrong??

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    Default Re: Guide: How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800

    Quote Originally Posted by denni2579
    hi,,
    My problem since of late is that when I click on the green arrow and try to disconnect it it say THE DEVICE CANNOT BE STOPPED NOW TRY STOPPING IT LATER... this has never happened before.. and I've waited for 10mts.. and its still saying the same thing..
    has something gone wrong??
    This happens to me sometimes, fix it with changing from mass storage to pc suite and back to mass storage on mobile then safely remove. Error won't be there second time. Don't know the cause of error.

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    Default Re: Guide: How to transfer files by USB cable between the Nokia 5800

    Ok.. cool.. I will try this..
    In the meantime I found another way....
    I scan the device for viruses and then tried it again and it works fine..weird !!
    So I keep scanning it everytime I want to unplug it.. but I'll try your method which seems shorter.. :-)


 

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