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Modem says no dial tone, phone line is ok. Also USB ports wont work with flash drives.

Notebook modem wont read dial tone and i use this phone line on my desk top computer all the time. How do I fix this, or if i need to replace the modem how do i get inside notebook to do it?

Also my USB ports wont work with flash drives. I tried to use 2 flash drives that i use all the time on other computers and the notebook says un-reconised device or no driver installed for this device. How can i fix this?

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  • pitman3 Jun 06, 2008

    This is a Toshiba A135-S2256 satellite notbook pc

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    Completed a full boot time virus scan, no problems

  • pknauf Aug 05, 2008

    inspiron 4000. Modem does not work--says cannot find dial tone but phone works on line I have a parts only inspiron 4000.. How do I replace the modem?



    What screws do I have to loosen?

  • swatkins12 Aug 21, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Compaq laptop. My computer says no dial tone but I know the phone line and jack work. I've scanned my computer and no viruses are found. Any ideas?



  • flexer May 11, 2010

    I had the same problem with modem at notebook. BUT at another phone line (at another location at the same time) modem works fine.

    I have removed "wait for dial tone" at modem-driver settings, then it start works! I can not specify an exact setting name in English - seems there something like "wait for dial tone":
    1. open "Computer management" tool
    2. open there "Device manager" node
    3. find modem and open it's properties
    4. On the second tab "modem" at the bottom there is a check box
    something like "wait for dial tone".

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It could still be your phone lines they may have static in the line the att phone company in rockford sucks Ive had this problem on and off for 6 years
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Plz check your pc for viruse then post your findings for further help

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The modem settings can be accessed through the windows control panel as follows:

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If this solution is helpful please click 'YES' by 'Was this helpful?' below.

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This problem can be due to the software not handling a certain dial tone rather than a specific hardware fault. Around the world there is a variance in the signal quality of the dial tone which causes a report of no dial tone detection. Disable the dial tone detection to prevent the system from trying to detect a dial tone.
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