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  1. badkarma26's Avatar
    Something else to consider is that there might actually be an issue with the charging port on your berry. Ive seen them go bad on quit a few. When this happened to mine i had a 50/50 chance of taking a charge when i plugged it in.
    03-02-10 08:12 AM
  2. MaximumCanon's Avatar
    All of the above posts are incorrect. Any USB port will charge the phone if the drivers are installed. And, a USB cable is NOT a USB cable. The "generic" cable or the data cable that comes with the phone (the black one) will not charge without drivers for the device installed.

    There is/was a white "charging" cable, however that will charge regardless of driver presence. (will also work in an airplane's USB port, a cars USB port etc). This cable has a "B" on the small end. Now if could only find out where to get a replacement.
    04-04-10 11:02 AM
  3. jeffh's Avatar
    No. Some USB ports lack the current capacity to charge some USB devices. It has nothing to do with drivers. A USB cable is a USB cable, with different standard connectors.
    04-04-10 11:17 AM
  4. MaximumCanon's Avatar
    img411.imageshack.us/img411/4392/img00001201004041252.jpg

    thicker black data cable on the left, thinner charging only cable on the right.


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    closeup of the charging only cable.



    (I would have linked the images, but i dont have enough posts)
    Last edited by MaximumCanon; 04-04-10 at 12:09 PM.
    04-04-10 12:05 PM
  5. Crime's Avatar
    hmm i hav experienced sum usb probs wit other cables. i dont hav my original BB cable but i use one thats for a Moto. and works pretty good, but i hav another cable..practically the same(in terms of looks and connectors) but doesnt work wit my BB.

    hav no idea why.
    04-04-10 12:13 PM
  6. MaximumCanon's Avatar
    hmm i hav experienced sum usb probs wit other cables. i dont hav my original BB cable but i use one thats for a Moto. and works pretty good, but i hav another cable..practically the same(in terms of looks and connectors) but doesnt work wit my BB.

    hav no idea why.
    For the one that doesnt "work" (and I assume you mean charge), try installing the drivers and see if that changes. Just curious.
    04-04-10 12:14 PM
  7. jeffh's Avatar
    Let's continue the discussion in this thread, http://forums.crackberry.com/f77/mic...cables-444911/, so you don't have to paste the pictures twice.
    04-04-10 12:21 PM
  8. gandolf696's Avatar
    If it has a USB on one end and a mini-USB on the other, it should work. The only possible variation could be what the manufacturer does with the 5th wire. If you look, the USB end has 4 contacts. The mini-USB end has 5 contacts. The 5th contact, if it's wired at all, should be tied to ground and have no effect on charging. If it's not tied to ground, it should be unterminated.
    Jeff,

    Is the USB cable for the Bberry Storm 1 - 9530 and the Bberry Storm 2 - 9550 the same?
    06-29-10 06:58 PM
  9. jeffh's Avatar
    Yes. The 9530 and the 9550 both use the same microUSB connector.
    06-29-10 07:31 PM
  10. gandolf696's Avatar
    Yes. The 9530 and the 9550 both use the same microUSB connector.
    Thx Jeff. I am about to retire my Storm 1 for a Storm 2. What is the best way for me to move my 3rd party apps, etc from one to the other?
    06-29-10 09:57 PM
  11. jeffh's Avatar
    I've had good success using the 3rd party backup procedure from the How To and FAQ forum. Here's a link to it: http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/upda...updated-53201/
    06-30-10 05:31 PM
  12. jlb21's Avatar
    Didn't read all the way through, but if you need to find good cables at very reasonable prices, check out: HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!.

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    07-01-10 08:22 AM
  13. Rodel Morales's Avatar
    is their something special with BB USB stock cable?

    i lost may usb stock cable 7 months ago. and i tried to download themes and apps directly to blackberrp apps world using Ordinary usb cables. but it never goes the same way like before because the device is cannot be located and said the sync cannot process please connect the device. i try to manually download themes using DM and follow the instruction given by some of the BB users after i successively installed to my device using dm the said themes and application is missing in my device. please help me.
    04-23-13 12:45 AM
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