Friday, July 22, 2011

Using a phone shouldn’t be this frustrating…

Spent a couple hours this evening trying to get the LG Optimus 2X (P990) to work with my Windows Vista laptop…

It was so frustrating! LG PC Suite IV just would not recognize the phone at all! And the manual that comes with the unit was of absolutely no help. It is so out-dated that it points to items that do not exist on the phone.

It was by a stroke of luck that i chanced upon a forum posting by someone who had the same problem. Solutions suggested by other forum users all didn’t work. Poor guy finally had some success after some trial and error.

I did the same as he. I switched off the phone, then switched it on again while it was still connected via USB to my laptop (manual tells you not to do this). This caused windows vista to re-detect and re-install the phone’s drivers. Then I restarted my laptop and voila, PC Suite picked up the phone this time.

So after spending about 2.5 hours just to get this phone to work on my laptop, I finally managed to upgrade the phone’s software to the latest version via PC Suite IV.

Not very impressed with this phone, so far. It’s not the OS (I like Android), it’s the phone itself. It’s LG. Been using it for just a day and already it’s given me a few problems such as shutting down on its own and refusing to start up again no matter what.

To be fair, I’ll use it a bit more before posting my review.

1 comment:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Gadgets are getting too complicated..and I wonder often where I should put my money. Because it can be spending money on more frustrations. At the end of the day...we just need something practical and simple. But nothing is cheap..everything has a price tag...Is it worth it?

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