Software online for my Japanese cellphone?
July 21, 2008 2:45 AM   Subscribe

How can I transfer data from my AU W52P Japanese cell phone to my PC via USB, having lost the CD that contains the necessary drivers/software?

I don't have a microSD card, so I can't use the phone as an external storage device. I know I could just email myself the data, but that would cost precious Yen. Is there anywhere online I can find the software? A third-party solution? Thanks in advance.
posted by Bun to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: it seems to be a panasonic phone?
posted by joewandy at 3:09 AM on July 21, 2008

Best answer: You can download the drivers from Panasonic's website here. If you can read Japanese, page 334 of the manual should have instructions on how to manually send/receive data to/from your mobile phone. I'll abbreviate the steps from the manual just in case:

1. [決定] -> 5 -> 8 -> 2 -> [通常モード] -> [送信]
2. フォルダを選択 -> [決定]
3. 送受信するデータを選択 - > [決定]
4. [送信] (それとも[受信])のソフトキー

Incidentally, what sort of data do you want to transfer? Is it large media files, or more like contacts or emails?
posted by armage at 3:12 AM on July 21, 2008

Or you could simply buy a microSD card ? They are really cheap nowadays ...
posted by joewandy at 3:12 AM on July 21, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks so much for the speedy and informative answers. I can read Japanese well enough to handle things like the transfer, but not enough to google my way to drivers.

Getting an SD card isn't a bad suggestion. Actually, I already have a few, but I figured the trouble of getting one working in the phone would be more めんどくさい than just solving it this way. Thank you for proving me right! 大変ありがとうございました。
posted by Bun at 3:44 AM on July 21, 2008

Your google-fu has failed you :P

I can't read a single japanese character but still managed to google my way to the driver
posted by joewandy at 6:57 PM on July 21, 2008

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