Anyway to charge my Windows Mobile phone with my MacBook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iParis, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    I often charge my Moto Q running Windows Mobile 5 through my desktop PC, but I recently got a MacBook and want to charge it using my Mac (I'm refusing to use PC's from now on). I can easily boot into Windows 7 and charge it with Mobile Device Center, but I don't want to boot into Windows everytime I want to charge my phone. Anybody know of a way I can charge my phone in OS X?

    Thank you. ^_^
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Does it use mini USB? If so use a USB to mini USB lead??
     
  3. Denarius macrumors 6502a

    Denarius

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    Yup, USB powers exactly the same whatever the delivery platform.
     
  4. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.
    That should be how it works, right? Unfortunately that's not the case. Even when I plug it into Windows based computers, it doesn't charge. In Windows Vista and 7 I have to download Microsoft Mobile Device Center/Manager. In Windows XP I have to download ActiveSync.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    Badly designed phone. It should just charge anyway when plugged into the USB port. Reminds me of my old sony ericson. Would only charge when you had the drivers installed, but i couldn't install them at work.

    You could try using Fusion or Parallels.
     

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