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Modem Hi. My computer didn't come with a modem.. and I tried putting in a standard one... worked for a couple days... now won't even work. I called phone company and gave error numbers (678 and 777) and they checked it all out and said it wasn't on their end. What is the proper modem for this computer.. do you know? I can't seem to find any info on the net. Thanks.. Peggy

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My modem not driver

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Uninstall it and after restarting computer re install its driver again

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I just recently had an RCA dcm425 modem installed today. I, stupidly, did not check the Internet connection before the installation guy left. Now, the cable activity light is flashing and the cable link...

it is common for the network port to fail on the DCM425s. a couple of things to try...1. a new network cabe2. hold the reset for 30 seconds (small hole on the back)3. try using the usb connection (this will not allow for a router connection and XP should give you a genaric driver so that you can see if the modem is working other than the network port)
if all else fails, it would probably be easier to take the modem into the local office and ask for an exchange. trust me, i am a service tech for a cable company and it is a lot easier to take the modem in for an exchange than arguing with some one on the phone who has no clue how to trouble shoot a modem and then waiting for another incompetent tech (if he didn't check to verify that it was working he was incompetent) back out to screw it up again. also ask if they have any motorola modems... there more reliable.


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You did the right things and the best you could ... it didn't work. You will have to replace your device.

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Hi, I'm trying to edit the music on my cell through my computer and it won't do anything, also, when I try to delete a song it says : media error

It could be a couple of things. If you have a media card inserted in your device, then it might be a bad media card. A couple of things you should try to fix this are to make sure your Blackberry Desktop manager is up to date. I believe the check for updates link is in the help menu.

The other thing to try is editing the media on your phone directly. Plug the phone into the computer, then click on "my computer" on your desktop. Your phone should show as one of the drives on that screen, and your media card if you have one as a second drive. Open whichever one you want to work with and go to the music folder. You should be able to drag and drop the songs you want into the folder and delete the ones you don't want etc.

Generally your service provider will offer tech support even for problems like this. If you can't solve this yourself, then try calling them. If they can't fix it, try calling RIM tech support, they're quite easy to deal with.

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here is the manual page. since you said you had water in the basement but you didn't say if the computer got wet. or if the Linksys got wet or if its just ...well rather humid! If you have one computer and it hooks directly to the modem and works then you know that the computer works and the modem works. if you then UNPLUG modem, and unplug router ( BOTH from the wall not the ethernet or lan from the computer and other devices.) then re plug in modem then router. then give it 3 minutes if it still doesnt work go to command promt type in ipconfig if it shows you numbers then it is communicating. something like

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My DSL 2wire modem always blink like crazy.

DSL light blinking green/red indicates you do not have a solid connection to your DSL signal. Typically this can be anything from the connections at your home all the way to the connections with your ISP. As I do tech support for this model of 2wire modem all day long here is what I would tell you to do if you were calling me:

Are you using the proper length of phone cord (15ft or less): people sometimes have a longer phone cord in use and while it MAY work for a while outside conditions will effect the DSL signal enough that it no longer cuts the mustard. The longer the phone cord the more resistance a signal has in reaching the modem.

Filters: Typically the 2wire modem comes with 3 1-way filters and a single 2-way filter. Often people put the wrong filter on the modem, which doesn't even require one, or they put the correct filter (2-way filter) but hook it up to the wrong end (that is to say it should be connected to the DSL side of the filter). All other devices in the house such as phones, fax machines, Tivos, DVRs, Sat TVs, and monitored alarm systems (AKA anything ELSE connecting to/using the phone system) should be on filters.

Phone service: Do you have phone service? Do you have a dial tone or static? If so all problems with phone service will effect your DSL service as that is how the DSL service is piped into your home...that is to say through the phone line. Do not contact your ISP for this problem as it is a phone line problem creating your internet problem.

Phone jack location: Have you tried moving the modem, it's power cord, and proper length phone cord to another jack? Granted the argument that "it worked yesterday, so it should work today" is a strong one but sometimes putting the modem on another jack JUST to test out any potential wiring problems is a helpful one and could save you a lot of frustration. If one jack gives you red/green DSL lights and the other gives you solid green...that should speak for itself.

ISP provider: IS your service turned on? It may be a shall we say....obvious but if your service has been turned off, or not even turned on yet, then that would be why. In addition, if the above does not help in determining what the problem is, a technician may need to be dispatched to determine where the fault lies. Sometimes it's the box down the road and sometimes it's a few miles away.

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Dead Dell

It is likely the power supply has suffered damage, or has just plain failed. Dell did have problems with certain power supplies in models such as the GX270, probably others too.

Anyway, if you have a voltmeter, you can check for the presence of voltages. Modern computer power supplies have a standby and main sections. I'd guess the standby portion is dead, and if so, your computer won't turn on at all. Here is a site listing the pinout & voltage spec for a typical ATX power supply:

Note the standby line- again, this voltage will be present anytime the computer is plugged in. The main section of the power supply comes on when the power button is pressed.

If you tech savvy, you could try repairing the power supply if not toasted severely. Otherwise, a standard universal replacement might fit the bill, or just call Dell for an exact unit.

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