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Transferring photos via Bluetooth - LG VX8300
DrKillpatient
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I've paired my LG VX8300 to my PC via Bluetooth because I want to transfer about 150 pictures to my computer before I upgrade to a new phone.  I see no options whatsoever that allow my PC to access the phone settings and DL the photos.  I'd rather not spend 6 hours sending them to myself one-by-one via email. 

Any step-bstep process for doing so would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Transferring photos via Bluetooth - LG VX8300
acraftylady
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You might try going on the LG site to see if there are any drivers you need to load on the computer for your phone. Mary

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MojaveMoon_
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The vx8300 can use a microsd memory card. Based on some discussions I found through google, it appears the initial firmware supported up to a 1gb microsd card and, starting with firmware version 3, a 2gb microsd card. I didn't spend enough time searching to see if firmware updates supported any higher capacity microsd cards like 4gb. And I don't know if it's still possible to take your phone to any place that is still capable of upgrading the phone's software.

I don't know if it's possible to still find a microsd memory card of that size at a store.

However, the good news is that small capacity microsd cards are still available on ebay. I think the smaller capacities are 512mb, 1gb, and 2gb. For the smaller capacities, our Sandisk cards continue to be reliable.

There's a chance the phone might still partially be compatible with a larger capacity microsd memory card because I've read that a phone will be able to "see" a certain amount of that capacity. So, if a phone's software was written to accept up to a 2 gb card and an 8gb card is inserted, then the phone will be able to use up to 2gb of that card. This is the experience that some have reported for some phones. I don't know if there are exceptions to this experience. Hopefully someone you know has a large capacity memory card you can borrow so that, if your vx8300 can't "see" any of it, then you haven't made a purchase that's of no use to you.

So, with a memory card inserted into the vx8300, transfer the photos onto it and then use a memory card reader that you'll plug into your PC to read the memory card. If you need further information on transferring pictures from the phone to the memory card, here's a link to the phone manual:
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-VX8300_id1550/manual

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Re: Transferring photos via Bluetooth - LG VX8300
MojaveMoon_
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I googled your question, and it appears that the vx8300 does not support OBEX (OBject EXchange) for transferring photos via Bluetooth.

If the memory card suggestion does not work out for you, then use google or this forum to research trying to use BitPim to transfer the photos.

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DrKillpatient
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Thank you all...

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acraftylady1
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Pretty sure you can still get cards that size with adaptors, walmart is where I got mine.  Less than $20.  Mary

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StringTheoryX
Member

Ancient thread, but if you're still here:  I'm trying to figure out how to get photos from a retired VX8300, and I found your comments about transfer to a microSD card.  But I did not see an option for doing that within the phone's menus, nor in the manual that you linked to.  Do you have any info on how to go about doing the transfer?

st

NYC

PS: The VX8300 appears to only support up to 2GB MicroSD's.  I tried an 8GB, and it could not read it or format it.

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Re: Transferring photos via Bluetooth - LG VX8300
boringusername
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StringTheoryX wrote:

Ancient thread, but if you're still here: I'm trying to figure out how to get photos from a retired VX8300, and I found your comments about transfer to a microSD card. But I did not see an option for doing that within the phone's menus, nor in the manual that you linked to. Do you have any info on how to go about doing the transfer?

st

NYC

PS: The VX8300 appears to only support up to 2GB MicroSD's. I tried an 8GB, and it could not read it or format it.

You'll have to find a 2 GB card somewhere and do it 2 GB at a time. The 8 GB card is probably a modern form factor not supported on such a old device

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