Hi. I just bought a SE K300a a month ago and the original USB Cable DCU-11. I tried to install it several times in my computer but the software doesn't seem to "see" the cell phone is plugged in. I went to the store i bought it and they installed the cell phone in their computer and it worked just fine. I did exactly the same thing in my computer but still nothing happened. I also tried using the software from SE website and didn't work either. Both computers (mine and the one in the store) have windows XP. Does anyone have any idea to make it work?
I am using K300I since October 2005, I observe the look of this set is nice, but ?Picture and Video quality is not good, You can't view the screen in day light (outdoor), Picture view is a little bit slow
wer do i get the mp3 files from do i have to download from the phone or can i get a lead from pc to phone and get them from my pc
i want 2 follow up amit's question there is a code memo built in but u can only lock away codes with it. there is a java software called myphoto5 which is supposed to make it possible to lock photos behind a password i tried the trial version but it wouldnt interface with my k300i so i am not sure if there is any software to do that if anyone knows please tell
i want to know something: my brother and i have a k300, right? both k300 have the option to save "notes", right? but the difference is: my k300 just save, edit or send notes. however, using the other k300 (the one of my brother), you can save, send, edit and "show" in waiting mode, on the desktop, over the wallpaper. can u help me to do the same thing?? i want to know fast.
Thank you, Colnagoguy. The first data cable I got was an original SE. It didn't work with my handset. Now this "pirated" data cable I tried with other SE phones and it worked fine. Only with my phone it has a problem. I think it might be a handset issue. Will get a replacement soon. Thanks anyways.
If you buy an original DCU-11 from Sony Ericsson you receive installation software with it that works. Essentially if you have bought a pirate you will have to ask for support from those you bought the pirate from. Good luck! :o)
On this page you can find the installation files:
Here is Sony Ericsson's FAQ page for the DCU-11 cable:
Yesterday I took the cable to the dealer and got a replacement. Now the phone gets detected as My Unknown and the file manager is able to access all folders but no files are shown. When I try to drag and drop some files it tells me "unable to copy - the operation has been aborted"
This data cable does not come in a SE packaging. On the data cable are these markings:
DATA CABLE KQ-U8A
CE MADE IN CHINA
And the CD says SE Pc Suite 2.099
Some users of branded Sony Ericsson phones may have trouble playing MP3's, or using them as ringtones. This is because the MP3 files need to be DRM encoded for them to work. You can do this by using the Sony Ericsson DRM Packager software. Just search for it in Google.
1. LCD contrast setting
actually, it works anyway! Just continue to move the joystick left/right and press star etc, despite what the screen says! This is not really meant for "normal" users but for service centers etc. Just follow the guide and suddenly the LCD will turn into service settings. If it fails, try again. You probably pressed wrong. This works on all Ericsson and Sony Ericsson phones.
2. Record ongoing call
a) During the actual call, press the joystick down. Select "Record". Turn off when you wish.
b) During the actual call, shortcut for this is - press joystick and then press "2" (2nd option in menu).
i saw ur previous msg for adjusting contrasts, but i cant follow the shortcuts which u gave, coz wen i move my joystick to the right , it goes to the inbox(i set it as shortcut)....should i remove the shortcut and try ur options???? i also tried it, but itz not working....is there any other way to adjust contrast??? plz help me in this... and also how to record a phone call??
it depends on which ring tone you use. All phones have different accoustic profiles, which sound better at certain frequencies. If you play around with different ring tones you will find that some sound louder than others.
Anu, do you have an original DCU-11 cable? What does it say on the CD that followed with the cable?
On the green sleeve of the CD, what does it say on the left bottom corner?
LZY .... ?
Hi, I'm from Mexico, I bought this phone last year (october)and it's great, it has worked for me perfectly. The menu it's quite simple although some friends of mine say that it's quite confusing, the T9 is very good and it allows you to introduce your own words and save them in the memory so you can use them later without problems; the sound it's quite decent but the pictures are not that good, I think it's a very good phone and it's price is worth for every characteristic it has. It is very popular here in mexico because it's cheap and simple, I strongly recommend it! :D
pls i have the sony ericsson k300i phone, but i noticed that the volume is not as loud as that of sagem my x-7, and at times when i have an incoming call it does sound loud to my hearing. why? pls can someone help me out? thanks
Colnagoguy, you are helping lots of people... could you help me in this? Perhaps the software would be available somewhere in the SE website? I think the PC suite CD I got is one prior to release of K300i. Almost all other phones are supported.
And thanks for the contrast setting mechanism. It really made a difference in my phone display. I love this phone. Its IR is good and the camera is very good considering the price range. MusicDJ rocks.
This is a great phone, but one BIG downside is the fact that you CAN'T CHANGE THE MESSAGE ALERT TONE!
I hope i knew that before... i would bought a very similar SE model but with that characteristic ^^
Fortunately there are those who say that if you upgrade the Firmware, during that process you can select the default message alert tones, and that WOULD be the good point.
Besides, it's a great phone.