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    Nokia N95 8gb- need to back-up data before phone goes for repairs.. need help please!

    I have to take an N95 mobile into '3' store for repair as the ring-tone speaker has a fault(still under warranty) but I need to back-up all the phone data etc. So for the first time since having this phone I decided to install the cd-rom to download the drivers.. but.. the cd is not recognised?!

    Just been on the Nokia website here: nokia.co.uk/get…ers

    ..but I can't figure out which wotsit to download.

    I use a desktop pc using WINDOWS XP with no infared or bluetooth, so am wanting to connect using the cable that came with the N95 8gb..

    Can someone please have a peek at the website link above, or give me an alternative download site that's reliab;e..pretty please?

    As always, rep to the contributors

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    did you not download the Nokia suite that came with the disc in the box ?

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    dog_cop;5763823

    did you not download the Nokia suite that came with the disc in the box ?



    on my pc, i already have the pc suite from the other phone we have e65 - but it doesnt recognise the n95... the disc itself (that came with the n95) isn't acknowledged by the pc either..

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    samwants2save;5763833

    on my pc, i already have the pc suite from the other phone we have e65 - … on my pc, i already have the pc suite from the other phone we have e65 - but it doesnt recognise the n95... the disc itself (that came with the n95) isn't acknowledged by the pc either..



    odd as the I have used the suite for all my nokias, have you re booted your comp and then tried to download the disc ?

    Original Poster

    will try that link above now.. will update after lunch..

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    samwants2save;5763868

    will try that link above now.. will update after lunch..



    its easy peasy to back up all your numbers then etc :thumbsup:

    Get the latest version of the Nokia PC Suite and it should pick up the phone then use the backup utility.

    I did have an issue when I had to re-flash the firmware of my E61 where I backed up all of my contacts, messages, files etc using the utility but it would only restore the files.

    You could uninstall the pc suite from control panel and then try the disc again.

    I'm sure when I had an n95 I backed up all my stuff before sending it back without using the pc suite at all.

    Original Poster

    just re-installed and connected phone with cable (p.c now recognised the phone) but nokia pc suite has been now searching for ages- have pressed 'get connected' on the suite so i can copy contacts etc...

    ...not looking good..it's been doing that for about 12mins now!..

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    samwants2save;5764219

    just re-installed and connected phone with cable (p.c now recognised the … just re-installed and connected phone with cable (p.c now recognised the phone) but nokia pc suite has been now searching for ages- have pressed 'get connected' on the suite so i can copy contacts etc......not looking good..it's been doing that for about 12mins now!..



    mmm back to the old method.... pen and paper

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;5764261

    mmm back to the old method.... pen and paper



    :w00t:

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    samwants2save;5764275

    :w00t:



    or can you transfer all your phone contacts to the sim card :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;5764299

    or can you transfer all your phone contacts to the sim card :thumbsup:



    omg- great idea! why didn't i just do that in the first place?! will do now.,
    will save images and vids into memory card..

    what about the d/loaded games and ringtones etc?

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    samwants2save;5764313

    omg- great idea! why didn't i just do that in the first place?! will do … omg- great idea! why didn't i just do that in the first place?! will do now.,will save images and vids into memory card..what about the d/loaded games and ringtones etc?



    cant you save them to the memory card as well :thumbsup:

    But 8gb N95's don't have a memory card :?

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    ^ LOL I was going to say that.... lol

    In Settings > Connection > USB, Check this is set to PC Suite Mode or "Ask on Connection" is set to "Yes"

    Remove PC Suite and download the latest version from Nokias website, dont worry about modem drivers.. You just need PC Suite, once it is fully installed and the PC restarted, run PC Suite connection manager, plug in the USB cable into the handset when it asks you to do so... If it displays a message on the Phone select "PCSuite" NOT Mass Storage or anything else...

    The speakers on the phone are relatively easy to change, so they may not replace the phone for you just do a quick speaker change... So you might not need the backup, however obviously its better safe than sorry
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