When I tried reinstallation of Ovi Suite I learned that there's the new version 220.127.116.11. Why doesn't Ovi Suite 18.104.22.1680 tell me that and insists its the recent version?
However, a fresh install of Ovi Suite 22.214.171.124 has the same USB problem.
I've learned that a lot people have this problem with "instable" USB connection, and the Nokia Software Updater was recommended.
Other operations over USB (like backup, or syncing) work just fine. But when it comes to uploading data to the phone (installing applications, upgrading firmware), that seems to be a problem.
Fine, I downloaded and installed the recent version 3.0.383 yesterday, but it doesn't detect the E71 at all. Sometimes NSU says there's a USB problem, but most of the time it does "Detecting connected devices" for some seconds and then goes to the "Getting Started" screen and asking me to connect a phone to the computer.
*#0000# 510.21.009 / 19-03-2011 / RM-346 / (c) Nokia E71-1 (04)
Other people reported they could update their E71 just fine. I'm curious what they did different to get their phones detected by NSU. If that matters, the E71 is connected to a PC with just USB 1.1 (the computer doesn't have any USB 2.0 ports).
With the old firmware (500.21.009) there never were any USB problems. Looks like the new E71 firmware broke it's own USB port. Will that phone ever be usable again?