Enjoy the upgrade!
I assume that is send files to the computer from the phone. If so, that's good communicaitons work at least.I'm able to send files to my computer, but the phone will not receive.
Bluetooth support is touchy as everyone uses/does something different. So you will have some trial and error to find out what the problem is. hang in there.
For me I just use the drivers that came with my USB Bluetooth adapter's drivers, with XP' 'My BLuetooth places'. When I got o My Bluetooth places and (and my phone is paired with the PC) I will see an LG420G OBEX file transfer (That's a global key phrase you will hear often) icon. This is where file transfers take place (send to your phone). I can simply copy a file from any where in my PC and drop it into that OBEX area. The data will be sent to your phones My Folder > Other Files directory.
Or, I can just find the file I want on my PC (while in windows explorer) right click on the file > send to > Bluetooth > LG420G. That's simple.
That's what I do in XP, I have no idea about Vista. The last suggestion might help you the quickest, if your lashup is configured properly. Again, many lashups, difficult top provide a 1 click fits all support. But remember that key phrase OBEX file transfer when doing homework on the subject if need be.
Some folks use a program called 'OBEX commander' and like it. I found it very flaky. Here is my experience;
Make sure you have deleted every paired device in the phone. And make sure there are no other instances of OC running (I found multiple secretly running).
If you exit a connection, a reconnect wont work. Exit the program, make sure there are no other program instances before running OC again. But remember, before you rerun OC, you must delete all paired devices in the cell phone -AGAIN!
What a hoo-rah.
One big tip. On some phones (LG600), if you are in an odd menu (in phone) at the time, the transfer will not go through and time out on the PC end. I found that I had to be in a fairly neutral screen like the main menu or have the phone in standby (lid closed). I just tried an odd menu in my 420 while sending a file to the phone and it did just fine.
You wanted to send an MP3 to your phone to use as a ring tone. I just tried sending an MP3 that is 486k in size as a ring tone or a event sound and the 420 said the file was too large. Hope your MP3 is 300kb or less.
Dunno. It's a new phone, no support as usual, and not many experimenters/posters. When you get your Bluetooth issue cured maybe you can be the first to try it and report back.Also, is it possible to update the contact list via the computer (Windows Vista - Outlook 2007)?
I know the 420 can send the contacts via bluetooth as "Whole_Contacts.vcf so it says on the phone..But what I find sent to the PC located in the BLuetooth exchange folder (probably another key phrase) (C:\Documents and Settings\myusernamehere\My Documents\Bluetooth Exchange Folder ) is separate .VCR of every contact I have in the phone.
Note the Whole_Contacts.vcf seems to be a process in the phone, that it does -before- it makes a Bluetooth connection and then spits out the individual .VCF's to the destination. The 420 says 'Saving...' But I did not find it saved any where in the phone. so maybe it is just a temporary creation to prepare for sending.
I don't do Outlook at all and never have, so I can't advise. But what I do see when I click on one of those .VCF files is an option to send to address book, which I also do not do so no help there either But I hope some thing here helps you out..
Ah! I see that you CAN send a .VCF to the phone, and have it recognized another 420 discovery! I'll have to ad that to my 420 discoveries posts. It automatically saved the contact. Also note it left a copy in the 'Other Files ' directory in the phone.
So, yes the LG420 can import and export contacts! That must be a Tracfone first. This dumphone gets a little smarter everyday, when you tech support it yourself (smile)
I have also posted my thoughts on import and export of contacts, with screen shots on:
Look for post #43. I have probably said more here than over there, nothing all that different, except some screen shots of the phone.
Note to everyone, given all the variables on bluetoothing and the troubles that may come up with it, I can't tech support this issue on a case by case issue. I hope you'll understand. It would be nice it it were made straightforward from day one but....
Sorry if this is messy. I'm involved in a Tear down analysis, of a cellphone actually, and I'm a bit tired at this point. I came over here to relax and well...