If your device isn't recognized by PC when plugging via USB cable, try the following actions to recover:
If the above actions don't help, reset the device back to factory settings.
Check also that you have the latest device software version installed in your mobile device.
You need to have the Nokia Suite application installed on your PC.
To download and install Nokia Suite, visit your local Nokia website www.nokia.com/nokiasuite.
Once you have Nokia Suite installed on your computer, please do the following:
For more detailed information please watch the tutorial video from Nokia Care.
From 2013, the new Nokia Asha/S40 phones do not support Nokia Suite or PC suite. Instead, they use the Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver.
This error is sometimes caused by a corrupted MDataStore.db3 file used by Nokia Music Player. This file will need to be deleted with Nokia Music Player closed. Then open the player and the datastore file will be rewritten by the application:
Close Nokia Music Player and delete the MDataStore.db3 file:
*The MDataStore.db3 file is also used by Nokia Suite to store user data, such as: SMS, calendar entries and contact information. Therefore, users of Nokia Suite are advised to backup any user data before removing the .db3 file.
- Vista and 7 C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Nokia\Nokia Data Store\DataBase\MDataStore.db3
- XP C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Nokia\Nokia Data Store\DataBase\MDataStore.db3
Both of these locations are in hidden folders. So, to view them users will need to:
Open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files and Folders
Once Nokia Music Player is opened again the MDataStore.db3 file will be rewritten to this folder.
First, it is normal for the Nokia phone display to go blank during an update.
However, it may be that the PC update application Nokia Suite has lost contact with your Nokia phone and the phone display is suspended.
Do the following:
If there is still no response, take your Nokia device to your nearest Nokia Care point. If the device is within its warranty period, Nokia will repair the device under the usual warranty terms and conditions.
Note: If the Nokia device is not within its warranty period, Nokia is not liable for any loss as defined within the End-User Software Agreement.
This FAQ applies to Nokia Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8, and a computer running on Windows 7, Vista or Windows 8. If you have Windows XP use the search field on this page to find this related FAQ: What should I do if my Nokia Lumia phone is not recognized by a computer running Windows XP?
Start by disconnecting your phone and other USB devices connected to your PC. Exit the PC software, such as Nokia Suite, Zune and Windows Media Player, which can establish a USB connection at the background. Use Ctrl+Alt+Del to see and manage processes that are running on your PC.
Check that you have latest updates installed on your PC
Here are two options to follow (ensure that Administrative rights are available):
Check your USB connection
Make sure that you are using the USB cable which was included with your phone. You may also try another port on the computer, but do not use a USB hub or the ports located on the front of your computer. Most versions of Windows (excluding Windows RT) allow you to connect to your Lumia with Windows Phone 8 by using Windows Explorer, which you can use to validate that you have an active connection.
Check and update your device driver
Confirm that your PC is able to communicate with Windows Update service through firewall(s).
You can also use the Windows Phone app, which is a free app for PC and Apple Mac. With the app, you can sync media content between your computer and your phone. This includes the music, pictures, videos, movies, ringtones, and podcasts on your computer that you want to copy to your phone. Windows 8 installs the app automatically. With Windows 7, you can download it from www.windowsphone.com. If you have a Mac, to download and install the Windows Phone app, go to the Mac App Store.
If there is no response when tapping the touch screen, check the following:
If the touch screen doesn't yet respond, try restoring the factory settings. If you cannot access the factory settings menu via the touch screen (Settings > Phone > Phone mgmt. > Factory settings), try entering the following reset commands via the keyboard. Before resetting the device, take a backup of your phone via Nokia Suite.
If the touch screen is not yet working properly, take the phone to Nokia care point for inspection.
Nokia aims to have software updates available for every single phone and we share information about the latest software for different models on your local Nokia website (software update section in the support page). To find out if an update is available for you, just
Update availability is influenced by many factors including existing Nokia device firmware version, country, and operator. It may be due to one of these variables, that there currently is no new firmware update available for your phone. For example if your mobile service provider hasn't approved the latest Nokia device firmware, it isn't available for that specific operator variant you are using but it can be available for a generic country version your friend is using.
New firmware may become available later, so it's best to setup your device in a way that it automatically informs you when a new software version is available. You can do this in the following way:
The phone notifies you if the phone memory is getting low. To free phone memory you have the following options:
Use File Manager or the respective application in your phone to remove data or to move data to alternative memory as described in the user guide. Typically you first mark files to be removed or moved and then you select the corresponding option (Delete or Move to folder).
Use Nokia Suite to move data to a compatible computer.
To maximize free spaces to your phone memory, you can remove or move the following:
If you are deleting multiple items and any of the following notes are shown: Not enough memory to perform operation. Delete some data first or Memory low. Delete some data, try deleting items one by one (starting from the smallest item). After deleting data, restart (power off/on) your phone.
Tips: Use the memory card or mass memory instead of phone memory in the Camera or other applicable applications in case the selection is available (e.g. via Options > Settings > Memory in use).