I 've read through all the related posts and I've followed them, but Kies still won't recognise my phone and I can't use it as a USB storage device either!
I've downloaded the latest Kies 188.8.131.5271_32 onto my Windows XP. (Also tried a friend's XP too)
Manually updated the drivers.
unmounted my SD card.
Reboot the phone and the computer several times.
Tried to turn the Kies on before connecting.
However it always stuck at when Kies showed "Connecting the device..." or sometimes it goes pass that phase, it will show "Driver needs to be installed. Preparing for driver installation..." and froze there. (I have leave it there for overnight even and it still wouldn't work!!)
sometimes my phone screen will go crazy with the "MTP application screen" flashing alternating with the home screen! this can't be normal right?
aarrrhh, this problem is driving me mad!! why can't it just be bloodly plug in and play??
please please help!