[ot] Nokia USB data transfer to Mac

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[ot] Nokia USB data transfer to Mac

Post by 8O » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:31 pm

No luck on Google, so maybe someone here knows?

I have an old Nokia 7270 mobile and a Nokia USB cable. On a PC, I can download the Nokia PC Suite from their site and then use that to connect with the 7270, no problems. But on a Mac?

OSX (Leopard) System Profiler sees that it's connected via USB to the 7270, the mobile knows it has a cable attached, but nothing comes up in Finder on the Mac, so I can't transfer any data to/from the phone.

Anyone any ideas?
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Post by LeifonMars » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Does 7270 have Blue tooth?

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Post by 8O » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:48 pm

Nope, no BT :(

And no removable memory card either.

The 7270 has Infrared, but my MBP doesn't have an IR port (unless you can hack the remote control interface so that it can be used for file transfer).

But it's strange that it's halfway there with USB - appearing in the System Profiler - but the key part to allow USB MS with the 7270 is missing in OS X, I guess.
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Post by blastique » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:43 am

Here you go mate :) Grab the beta of Nokia Multimedia Transfer (v1.4).

Works like a charm for me!

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Post by 8O » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:17 am

A-ha - even though my mobile isn't on the supported list there, I'll give it a go anyway and see what happens... cheers!
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Post by 8O » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:39 am

Nope, Nokia Multimedia Transfer 1.4 doesn't recognise the mobile at all - doesn't appear in the USB devices list. Thanks for the suggestion though...

Further info: am using Nokia DKU-2 USB cable which, as mentioned, works fine on Windows machines, but still no joy on Mac...
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Post by 8O » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:33 am

I know it's just a slim chance, but... Bump...?
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Post by jeskola » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:59 am

8O wrote:Nope, Nokia Multimedia Transfer 1.4 doesn't recognise the mobile at all - doesn't appear in the USB devices list. Thanks for the suggestion though...

Further info: am using Nokia DKU-2 USB cable which, as mentioned, works fine on Windows machines, but still no joy on Mac...
It doesn't appear in the list of devices, like a normal mounted device.
I have a N95 and the transfer software.
UP on the top bar, click on the icon for transfer and selcte : tools and settings > Open nokia device for transfer. There you go... You can also try clicking on add device if that doesn't work from the same panel.

Alternatively if its music you want to transfer the phone should appar as a playlist in your itunes. Just drag the tracks/other playlists you want into that playlist and hit start transfers up in the top bar.

If it's pictures you want to move from phone to mac, open up iphoto and there should be an import button.

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Post by 8O » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:11 pm

Thanks, but what I mean is that my 7270 is not recognised by the Nokia Multimedia Transfer application at all. If I go Tools & Settings -> Open Nokia Devices Browser... then all I get is an empty pop up window with only an empty favourites collection folder on the left hand side, the contents of which are empty. But there is nothing else at all on the window to browse.

If I go Tools & Settings -> Add Device... it asks me to connect my Nokia to my Mac with a USB cable, even though I'm physically connected already (and that connection is seen my the Mac's System Profiler). The devices list in the Add Device pop up is empty.

Similarly in iPhoto or iTunes, the 7270 does not appear in the list of drives for importing...

As I mentioned, I think as the 7270 is not listed in the list of supported devices for the Nokia Multimedia Transfer 1.4 Beta application, it means it's really not supported. So maybe some 3rd party or utilty app is needed...
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Post by jeskola » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:15 pm

I think your only option then is to pair the device via Bluetooth and send files manually.
Pain in the ass. Though you can navigate the phones folders from the mac this way.

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Post by 8O » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:16 pm

Thanks, but...
8O wrote:Nope, no BT :(
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Post by 8O » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:19 pm

The cumbersome workaround I'm doing at the moment, when I'm not at work and can use a PC, is:
Mac -> bluetooth -> Nokia N6233
N6233 -> infrared -> N7270
...it's pain in the arse, but it works. But at some point I'll have to return the loaned 6233, which is why it'd be good if this USB cable worked... Hmmmm.....
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Post by jeskola » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:37 pm

Upgrade your phone :lol:

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Post by 8O » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:40 pm

jeskola wrote:Upgrade your phone :lol:
...yeah, you're right :( or buy a PC :(

Cheers for the help anyway :)
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Post by hrmnk » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:02 pm

maybe use a virtual machine like parallels to run windows in a window?

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