Recently, we received a message in The Droid Guy Mailbag concerning a particular Galaxy Note 2 problem which reads, “Hi, my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does not want to connect via USB cable to my PC. I tried it on another PC as well and still didn’t want to connect. It connected in the past but all of a sudden it became rebelious. Although, it still charges the battery via USB on the PC. Please help.”
Possible Causes of the Galaxy Note 2 Problem When Connecting Via USB
According to the XDA Developers and Phandroid forums, this particular Galaxy Note 2 problem can be triggered by outdated drivers, defective USB cable and faulty USB port of the computer or the phone. It should be noted as well that a simple glitch in the system or rouge programs in any of the two devices can be the culprit.
Possible Solutions to the Galaxy Note 2 Problem When Connecting Via USB
The issue can be solved using these methods which also include the ones discussed in the forum of the two abovementioned sources:
1. Restart the Phone or the PC
This may be very basic but it really serves as solution to many minor glitches. Restarting any computing device helps refresh its system after a long use. In this case, it is usually the phone that needs restarting.
2. Update or Reinstall the Driver
Reinsert the phone to the computer, and when prompted, update or reinstall the driver. This can be accomplished via third-party utilities like Odin or ADB too. Don’t forget to reboot the computer after doing this.
3. Install Kies
Although this one comes with a lot of bloatware, this is worth considering if reinstalling or updating the Samsung Mobile Driver does not work.
4. Map the Driver
Assign a driver for the phone. This can be easily done by right clicking the device under My Computer when it shows up.
5. Remove Any RAM Hogging Apps
Check the PC or phone if there is a program that is behaving erratic which interferes with its normal functions. Have the program disabled or simply uninstall it.
6. Factory Reset
A Factory Reset will quickly put back the phone in its most basic state. It removes all the software glitches and other unwanted effects of any third-party apps which were installed. It should be remembered though that this completely wipes off all of its contents, so have it backed up first before performing the process.
7. Replace the Defective Hardware
If connecting the phone in other computers won’t work, then there must be something wrong with its USB cable or port. The same is true when connecting other phones to the computer being used will produce the same issue. If this is the case, have the defective part or accessory replaced.
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last guys remarks aren't true
Anonymous - 6/23/2014 1:18:51 PM
2 found this review helpful
Pros: Mhl 2.0 still needs the charging port so it can still work for tv's that may not be true mhl rated so they do not provide power. The mhl connector will still work on these t.v.'s because of this added charging capability.
MHL 2.0 Cable
tshoop7 - 5/31/2014 11:58:42 AM
2 found this review helpful
Pros: Good when used properly, the MHL 2.0 Cable is misleading because as long as you see the side micro pin it is version 1 not 2 and that is why some have trouble. First find out if your phone/tablet is MHL compliant by downloading QR Scanner for bar codes from Google Store, it's free. Install on your phone or tablet, or note even. Then go to the MHL.com website and you can scan the mhl right from the website on a computer with your phone; then click start browser and it will say congratulations if it goes there, if not it will say sorry if its not.
Cons: There's needs to be bit more information about this MHL, and then there wouldn't be so many disappointments. I also, have realized that part of the problem with the micro USB MHL to HDMI single that you see on web in black or white, are RAC, CEC ready, and have missed the remote that should have come with it, or manufacturers should have programmed chips to recognize the phone as the remote capabilities relay, I found only 1 that actually had the remote. Seems like we keep paying for every little cords or gadget that should have been included.
Other: I hope you can pass this along to help others from disappointments. And Remember when you don't see the Side micro usb, because the MHL 2.0 doesn't need the usb to keep it charged, it will do that automatically. MHL in ver 1 needs the usb adapter connection to keep it charged, whereas, the true MHL 2.0 charges it'self without the need for the usb connection for charging. If you check the 'specs', look for Interface: ver 1, that's how you will know what it really is.