- CrackBerry Newbie
05-06-2012, 12:59 AM #101
- 9 Posts
Finally, I fixed it!
The reason it does not work may be different for you - your pb may have been recognized but disabled, or have the tcp properties disabled, or have wifi enabled, or you may just have a broken pb
In my case Windows (7, 64 bit) couldn't find a driver for the PB usb network interface. Blackberry Desktop Manager was installed, I even installed the USB driver package from their website but to no avail.
Then here's what I did:
1) removed BB desktop manager and BB drivers, unplugged the PB and rebooted
2) copied the following files to a temporary folder from another computer where the PB works fine (see below for a zip archive): netrndis.inf, oem21.inf, netrndis.pnf, RimSerial_AMD64.sys, RimUsb_AMD64.sys, RNDISMP.sys, rndismpx.sys, usb8023.sys, usb8023x.sys (these are from c:\windows\system32 and i'm pretty sure only some of them are actually needed...)
3) plugged in my PB and went to Windows' device manager: an unrecognized device appeared (usb) with an yellow esclamation mark. I chose update driver, did a manual (not automatic) search and chose oem21.inf (from the temporary folder, step #2)
4) Windows recognized the driver as "Research In Motion Network Device" (finally!) but complained it didn't like it... I said install it anyway
5) made sure smb sharing was enabled, by running the following commands (one by line):
sc config LanmanServer start= auto
net start LanmanServer
sc config lmhosts start= auto
net start lmhosts
net start Browser
6) opened \\name_or_address_of_your_playbook\media\
I can now do whatever I want with my files and folders, install .bars with DDPB, etc. and best of all, I don't have the horrible Desktop Manager installed... the drivers alone are less than 300 kb in size :-)
Hope it works for you too... and sorry for my english!
EDIT: I have uploaded my usb drivers here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dk2mla12a74efdn
Keep in mind that these are only for Windows 7 64-bit, as I don't have access to other Windows versions!
Last edited by kaymre; 05-06-2012 at 12:06 PM. Reason: Added link to usb drivers
- 05-08-2012, 12:47 PM #102
This may help for some...
I tried all of the solutions suggested in this thread to no avail. Eventually, I realized that although Desktop Manager does not allow me to access the files on my PB, it did allow me to perform a full backup, so I made a backup and did a security wipe. When I tried to restore the data on my PlayBook Desktop Manager told me the restore file 'may be corrupted'. In short, I've lost all my PB data so please do not try this at home!
Last edited by Saidz; 05-08-2012 at 07:07 PM.
- 06-06-2012, 02:45 PM #103
sorry not to read all the topic, but similar problem with XP after a reinstall no device recognised with my PB was solved with this
I found it with keyword browse on the error E:0x35
hope this helps !!
Last edited by bengaliweb; 06-06-2012 at 02:47 PM.
- 07-26-2012, 09:56 PM #105
- 08-16-2012, 05:34 AM #106
It worked! Kind of...
When I went to Network Connections, I found that my RIM network was disabled. I enabled it and it mapped Z drive only for a few minutes and then told me something was wrong with my password? I uninstalled Desktop Manager and went to Network Connections again and disabled and enabled RIM connection and now it's working fine. RIM should really fix this as it keeps happening with new updates from the Playbook and from Desktop Manager.
- CrackBerry User
10-03-2012, 08:32 AM #108
- 85 Posts
Tried almost everything posted here but the issues were WIFI and Bluetooth. With them off, USB connection to DM works like a treat
Now I can backup and get a bit of 2.1 action
Pearl 8100, BOLD 8800, 9760BOLD 9900, PLAYBOOK 64Gb and Z10 (24CC0E8E)
Life is good
- 01-10-2013, 08:41 PM #110
for me rolling back drivers option in device manager worked on windows 8.I have tried to turn off wifi,bluetooth but this did not help. i went to device manager and clicked on "research in motion network device" and under driver "roll back driver". this worked and the driver did install properly.MyHomeSpace.ca and MyCondoSpace.ca
- CrackBerry Addict
01-16-2013, 11:10 PM #111
- 989 Posts
your trick did the trick for me, started at this at 10 am my time, now almost 2am. i am so glad I found this thread thanks bitek. saved me from turning my laptop into a frisbe. but windows 8 sucks. deleted everything I had, even my backups.Sent from My Brain to My Fingers to You across the vastness of the internet.
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- CrackBerry User
05-20-2013, 11:03 PM #112
- 24 Posts
Turning off WiFi works for me. As long as WiFi is off when the PlayBook is plugged into the computer, the drive connects beautifully as a mounted volume. If WiFi is on, then only mounting as a network drive works. This is a new behaviour in the last few weeks - perhaps a Windows Update has changed something?