4105 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2007 12:39 PM by sam Chambers
A couple of points, and a wild guess. . .
Are you saving the images taken on the phone into the correct folder. I have to save mine from the camera folder into a separate Pictures folder.
You say the device does not mount. Have you tried the Terminal? If you type
ls -la /Volumes
you would be able to see if it is mounted as an invisible volume (one with .) in the name. If that is how they are doing it, it would be possible (but annoying) to get those images off.
As for Bluetooth, I read that this is also disabled for File transfers. http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/lg-vx8300-verizon-wireless/4505-6454_7-31812 933.html
Complain long and loud to Verizon and LG.
I have a PBookG4 and an LGVX8100. There's a way around this...
Your PBook doesn't have Bluetooth? No problem. All you need is a D-Link USB Bluetooth Adapter available here:
Very affordable and well worth the investment.
You can then take photos with your LG, then immediately send then via Bluetooth to your PBook. But you will need to "pair" the phone to the PBook using the Bluetooth Setup Assistant located in System Preferences. Once you have the adapter connected, when you launch System Preferences, the Bluetooth icon will be in the Hardware section. Just click there and follow the instructions for setting up a new Bluetooth device. Piece of cake!!
Where there is a will, there is a way
Version is very cruel to customers with protecting there property on there phones. I have a SCH-U540 Samsung phone and getting photos or adding music is frustrating. Even though the Version booth at my mall said I could only buy there "Music Essentials Kit" to manage their music from a windows computer I was able to use an alternative software to get my photos with the cord that came with the kit.
It's called Bitpim.
Your very luckily unlike my mine you have a supported driver for your phone. You have features the "Phonebook (but not ringer/wallpaper assignments), wallpaper (including camera), ringers, filesystem, call history, SMS & Memo."
This should solve your download problem and more.
Ti Powerbook G4 1.0 Ghz Mac OS X (10.4.10) 512 mb RAM
Thanks for the excellent advice, all! I started with BitPim, and have hit a bit of a deadend with the application not being able to detect the phone - I can manually set the port location to the phone (and it shows up as an LG device), but then get a "false" and no connection. So I suspect that's something on the phone end blocking access from a computer via USB... I'll dig around on that a bit.
Thanks, also, for the suggestion to buy a BlueTooth adapter - that's my next step in this... although after reading the link/review about Verizon's attitude toward open file transfer, I may be severing my ties with them. I've been happy with the phone service, but this is really annoying.
This is what happens when you assume that Mac people exist in the rest of the corporate sphere..! To think that I would assume that a phone/camera with a USB cable would actually be capable of connecting to a computer and transferring files!