MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.

Charging through USB

12 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

When I want to charge my C550 through USB, do I have to do that on a pc where ActiveSync is installed?

It won't charge with a random pc, but does charge on my with ActiveSync. seems kind of strange to me, because A/C charger is USB-plug as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yes, it'll only charge on a PC with ActiveSync installed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

that completely sucks ;)

doesn't make sense either

thnx anyway

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

oh it DOES make sense.

DRIVERS for the PC

as for the ac adapter - it doesnt need any drivers lol its just a power cable.... which connects to the phone and charges up

as doing it through a PC it requires the drivers to appropriately charge the phone otherwise it doesnt know what it is and what to do with it

for example... and MP3 player. you can charge it through the PC (i have heard) but requires drivers or you can charge it through the mains!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

have to disagree with you on that..

the pc does indeed need drivers to communicate with the phone, but a USB-port is always powered. The MP3 player is a good example, often they don't need any drivers (mass storage devices) but do get power the second you plug em in.

My guess is that the C550 just refuses to take power from the pc when AS is not installed.

Edited by vince.nl
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

if anyone please could help with this i'd be very happy ;)

I read elsewhere on these forums that it IS possible to charge the phone without activesync being installed. It said there, that it is a cable issue. (either standard cable needs modification or a specific cable is required). I've searched the forum but didn't end up with anything useful.

does anyone have a solution for this?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You are correct. USB always has power which is why you can get a USB cable to Car Charger adaptor.

Windows CE generally doesn't like non active sync things talking to it, its a security measure.

However I can only see this being a problem if you are using an office pc with no admin rights.

Oh and it charges alot quicker from the mains anyhow.

have to disagree with you on that..

the pc does indeed need drivers to communicate with the phone, but a USB-port is always powered. The MP3 player is a good example, often they don't need any drivers (mass storage devices) but do get power the second you plug em in.

My guess is that the C550 just refuses to take power from the pc when AS is not installed.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yes, in theory if you could get a Mini USB (;) to Male USB sized cable that only did power and not data then it would work, as the PC or MAC would not know its connected and phone would think it is a power socket, not a data connection.

These cables do exist. I used to have a data cable (that charged) and a charging only cable for my ericsson T610.

I would have thought that a 2 minute google search would do the job.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

thanks for the reply's guys.

However I can only see this being a problem if you are using an office pc with no admin rights.

there are more situations... with the right cable, i can

-charge the phone through a pc that isn't turned on (usb stays powered, mains adapter is standard in another room)

- charge my phone from any pc

I also read that there is registry tweaking possible that lets the phone draw power from a non-AS-pc's usb-port. that would be a fantastic solution, anyone any info on that?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

How to charge c550 on windows 98 without Activsync?

Where are I can download driver for Windows 98?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I use linux so dont have activesynch.

I can still charge my phone. Linux doesnt see it as a memory stick... it doesnt recognise anything but it will charge ok.

Sometimes I have to reboot the pc with the phone plugged in to get it to charge.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.