Ok, call me dopey, VJ, but I followed your directions and still do not see the removeable media drive! My computer imediately recognizes everything else that I plug in, but not the phone!
Thanks. This method (choosing MOUNT) works fine on my Windows 7, 64-bit laptop!
Very suprising since the device driver provided on the Samsung website would not install properly!
Here is a great article detailing how to solve USB problems when trying to use it as a MTP device for media syncing. It includes links to download Samsung USB drivers: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Connect-Samsung-Galaxy-S-with-Kies-on-your-PC
I had an issue where one PC would see the Fascinate but the other (Windows XP) would not. When I looked in the Control Panel | System | Hardware | Device Manager screen on the PC it showed the Fascinate with a yellow exclamation point next to it. I fixed it by right clicking on it and selecting uninstall and then ran the Add Hardware wizard in Control Panel and it then connected and the SD card was able to be browsed via Windows Explorer.
None of the above worked for me. Then I noticed that, when I connected to USB, something called USB Debugging was turned on. I tried turning it off, and then everything worked perfectly.
I've tried EVERYTHING listed in this article (and then some - HP Sync, Kies, Mobisynapse) and my PCs will NOT recognize my Fascinate no matter what I do. I'd like to link it with my HP notebook - but I'd settle for linking it with ANYTHING at this point! My phone thinks it's plugged into the computer - the computer just doesn't recognize it.
I am a little embarrassed to post how I was able to solve this issue, but maybe it will help someone out there. Other than making sure you install the latest driver from the Samsung website my biggest problem "appeared" to be using the power splitter instead of the true USB cable. Let me explain
I bought some accessory where on one end of the usb cable you can plug in an accessory cord which splits power to charge both the phone and a spare battery at the same time. Since the ends of these cords fit into the USB slot on the phone I assumed (apparently poorly) they would work. That appears not to be the case. I think they are for POWER only and in order to use the USB cable/communication you have to remove that accessory cord. Once I removed that and plugged in the supplied USB cable that came with the phone...no problems.
Before on Windows 7 it would see the device but would say "USB Driver Not Recognized"