when i connect my v8 to my computer, my computer does not see my videos or pictures. is there something i can do to change this. i am using windows media player, as suggested. transfering music workss, but thats it. thanks in advance for any help witht his problem.
i lost my port cover about a week into having my phone and i am finding it impossible to get a replacement.
Gerard, 24 Aug 2008Stuart & EM S06
Stuart i also have a prob at the usb cover
i tried to fix it with scotch t... moreGerard,
Wow, V8 in soft drink! You must be lucky your V8 is still functioning. I've got a friend who actually dropped his mobile phone into the toilet bowl but the part that really amazed me was how he got it back!! I didn't even ask him whether he tested the phone, you know, holding it next to the ear trying to confirm whether it's working. Ok, enough of that stuff - didn't see him using the same phone again after that.
Something for you to consider, if your V8 is less than a year, you could try claiming the battery cover and then buy the USB cover (or vice versa). My case, I got both claimed under warranty - I classified that as pure luck but you could always try and the worst you'll get is "no" - no big deal. I actually did some PR job before going to the local service centre, called in and spoke to one particular staff, be extra friendly and jovial to him / her. When I finally reached there, just try your best to get this same staff to claim it under warranty for you. I must say the success rate is probably 50% but it's worth trying.
Stuart, 23 Aug 2008Hi EMS06 / Moto / Gerard,
I've had both the same issues you guys encountered on USB cover &... moreStuart & EM S06
Stuart i also have a prob at the usb cover
i tried to fix it with scotch tape but nothing happppeneeeeeedddddd.....
My battery door peeled because my aunt borrowed my v8 then... suddenly she dropped it into the soft drink.My side keys
(side select,voice command/s and the volume keyz)are turning to white silver! I have a v8 512 mb not 2 gb to remind..:) I also have 1 prob at the back at the top of the battery there's a steel part right? It's like burning! It's also because of the soft drink!
I'm planning to buy a new cover or a battery but i don't know what i'll buy first....
I'm also clumsy sometimes... I dropped my phone (i think) 5+ times.I compare my phone to my psp (PlayStationPortable) but i admit my v8 is much better!
Stuart, 23 Aug 2008Personally for me, I don't think the problems are that bad. I've asked the Motorola Tech guy a... moreTo be honest with you, I don't regard the two problems as a train smash, wear and tear is to be expected. For me though, the USB/Charging port cover is really flimsy by any standards and I don't think Motorola gave this due consideration before applying it.
Having said the above I still maintain that this phone has been wonderful to use (for me) and I don't really have major complaints. As a matter of fact I'm due for an upgrade but I am definitely keeping this phone, it is a quality product that after years I'll still be proud to use.
EMS06, 23 Aug 2008Thanks for the info. As you know by now I have two battery covers, the original that came with... morePersonally for me, I don't think the problems are that bad. I've asked the Motorola Tech guy and he told me even if I need to buy the USB cover in the future, it's cheap, around 10 bucks - and I don't really need to replace it very often especially during the "lifespan" of V8 in my hands. You know, averagely, we don't really keep a mobile phone that long. I'm already thinking of switching, maybe to Motorola E8 - maybe. So far my previous Motorolas were sold to my friends. They know I'm quite fussy with the handling of my phone, any models I've owned would come with additional accessories and virtually scratch free with crystal covers. I'm prepared to lose money each time I sell them off, probably similar to buying a friend a couple of reasonably good meals but I do have a different feel for this V8, there's something hard to describe about so I might keep it as spare even if I buys the E8. To me, the V8 is a good phone.
For the back battery cover, even the newly launched LG KF750 Secret has similar problem with scratches and they use carbon fibre material.
Good luck to you guys.
Stuart, 23 Aug 2008Hi EMS06 / Moto / Gerard,
I've had both the same issues you guys encountered on USB cover &... moreThanks for the info. As you know by now I have two battery covers, the original that came with the 940 battery and the BX-81 extended battery cover, the one in question is the original since I found myself going back to it for the overall sexy look of the phone. However, I think in time the other cover is likely to suffer the same.
As for the USB/Charging port cover I also bought the superglue even though haven't used it as yet but from your experience it looks like a dead end still. I will go to the service center and see what they can do for me.
EMS06, 22 Aug 2008@Moto
My USB/chargin port cover has become loose, just bought glue to put it back together ... moreHi EMS06 / Moto / Gerard,
I've had both the same issues you guys encountered on USB cover & battery cover. My battery cover was changed once and I solved it permanently with a crystal cover for my V8. Yes, the cover will "hide" a little of the V8's elegant look and is a little thicker so it is purely individual's objective on what you want. As I'm quite clumsy at times, I've actually dropped my V8 couple of times and this cover took the load and even cracked, my V8, not a scratch. Replacing it only cost a few bucks, better than scratching or having my V8 dented. The USB cover, hmm, I do hope Motorola comes up with a better design. My 1st USB cover split slowly in the middle, I've tried using super glue but only worked for a while. Fortunately our local Motorola Service Centre replaced it for free even after 6 months. It's been about 2 mths now after the replacement and it's OK so far.
Moto, 22 Aug 2008im using the v8 as well and the paint on my side keys have peeled, is there anyway of replacin... more@Moto
My USB/chargin port cover has become loose, just bought glue to put it back together again. To be honest, I saw this coming. It is a flimsy cover and with continued use this was bound to happen.
My V8 is about 5 months and the back cover is peeling as well. I have never dropped it and I do not change my sim card but it started peeling and is spoiling the overall look of the phone.
im using the v8 as well and the paint on my side keys have peeled, is there anyway of replacing it and the price..?? my usb port cover has come off too.. has any of you experienced it..??
The phone looks beautiful but looks can be oh so decieving. This is without a doubt the worst phone I have ever had the misfortune to own. The battery would not hold charge - in for repair - gone one month,lost all my pictures as I had not backed them up on computer, loan phone basic £9.99. Now the keys are sticking, I have a job sending texts and scrolling the menu. I cannot get a signal on board ship. Come on this is suposed to be a 'top of the range' phone. Telephoned Motorola - send it in for repair - no loan phone. Second option Carophone Warehouse Express Repair Service - apparently they will lend me a phone. Am I being pedantic in wanting my own phone and wanting it to work properly? I know other people who are experiencing the same problems. Come on Motorola - do something about it. If it wasn't for all the aggravation I am having I would not want to part with it, as it is I cannot wait til the end of my present contract.
Just to share my opinion on 3G since there are many comments on V8's lack of this feature causing its ratings poor due to this.
I've got another 3G phone but until now the 3G feature is still not being used or subscribed. Don't get me wrong, 3G network is still considered good & useful for SOME - those that require this particular service BUT I don't think it's useful for everyone - at least for now. A person should "subscribe" to 3G network if:
1. You need to be online at anytime, anywhere for internet & email access. Believe me, this is a really important person. (For those of us mostly sedentaries, who can wait until we get to a free WIFI hotspot or home to access to internet, then we don't need to pay or subscribe to a 3G network.
2. Video call is important to their livelihood. Example, for engineers / technical guys moving around a big factory or travel to sites far away with matters or visuals to report to HQ so that others could view the problems or happenings right away - definitely the 3G service. If you just want to chat on a 3G video call service, unless you & your friends could spare loads of extra dough, forget it. What you get is to look cool in front of others but you also make the telcos look more cool in their bank.
In my country, monthly 3G subscription cost about 100 bucks depending on speed and mostly with a contract of 2 years. Is it worth it? My personal opinion - NO. For video calls in my country, you'll still need the other party to have a 3G phone and subscribed to it. If not the video call won't happen. Based on current market situation, nowadays phones with 3G, bluetooth or even wifi, music player, high resolution camera with flash are in high demand, UNFORTUNATELY these features could drain your battery out faster than ever. If long talk time is what we are looking for, just make do with whatever we need, not what the trend needs. I came across a friend who actually thought 3G phones are faster (connection speed) than normal 2G phones. That's a joke alright. Since 3G is just a network service, it doesn't provide any advantages on connection speed or signal strength improvements. Unaware phone buyers are looking at 3G phones like it is a new "must have" feature in a phone and resellers are using it to push their sales up. Some say it's a new generation of technology feature in mobile phones. I agreed with that and 3G has its place - for those who really need it to help in their daily work or livelihood.
Still need 3G? Subscribe it only if you know what it does for you otherwise let it go.
sky, 19 Aug 2008Just wondering.. Is this phone a good multimedia phone ? I know this is a great phone. Loooks ... moreahhhhhh....... my battery cover is peeling already my v8 is only 4 months old... If that happeneddddd to u,you can buy a new battery cover . . . Its only $11++
Just wondering.. Is this phone a good multimedia phone ? I know this is a great phone. Loooks great ..,crystal talk etc all good.. but wat about the music and the video clarity...
wat abt the games for this phone... is there like a site to download new games or do we have to be happy wih the pre installed ones..
Ninth Delegate, 14 Aug 2008Can this phone be used for calls/texts while it is plugged into the wall being charged? Previ... moreNinth Delegate,
I've used my V8 either for calls and SMS, both during car & wall charging plugged in. No problem at all. As far as I can remember, there was even one time that my V8 was charging (wall charge), playing mp3 songs when a call came in, I answered with my bluetooth headset without a hitch. So here I can attest that the V8 could do that.
Can this phone be used for calls/texts while it is plugged into the wall being charged? Previous motorola units are able to do this, but ive heard from some not so reliable sources that the V8 can not.
Could any owner give me confirmation please. Thanks.
mak, 13 Aug 2008do u know from where i can download themes for the motorola v8??mak,
Just take a look at my feedback to another V8 user dated Aug, 2nd 2008 on and you should be able to find them.