Just received a laptop from a friend and I only have dial up and i can here a dial tone but receive error message 678. I tried to install my own antivirus also but another (pc-illian) is blocking it and that program is not in the add and remove programs and I can not find it to remove it. I thought maybe it has a virus. It has XP sp2 installed and it states the modem is working properly. I have tried everything I could find on the net to fix this problem. I'm not an expert on pc's but trying Is the modem fried?
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If you turn your sound up on the computer, do you hear a dial tone? Does it then begin dialing? If not you may have a bad modem. Try dialing the ISP's number with your phone, it should dial in and you should hear various beeps and so on, if not the ISP is down.
<p>Laptops are ideal for business and personal use by its
compact size and capabilities. Bluetooth technology in combination with a
notebook PC extends its use and effectiveness. The Acer TravelMate 2420 comes
equipped with Bluetooth and can be functional in a few steps. <br />
<p>1. Download Bluetooth driver in the Resources section. <br />
<p>2. Follow the instructions to install the driver for your
Acer TravelMate 2420. <br />
<p>3. Press the "Bluetooth Communication" button on
the front of the computer. The button is located on the left side of the
"Wireless Communication" button. The light will remain lit to
indicate that Bluetooth is ready to run on your computer. There will also be a
Bluetooth icon visible on your screen. <br />
<p>4. Prepare your paired Bluetooth device. Acer TravelMate
2420 is ready to connect to your Bluetooth device. <br />
You have to probably remove all the screws under the computer. remove the hdd memory and etc. The next part will be to check near the keyboard if there is something to pull out, underneath that there will be more screws to pull out and you will the cmos battery.
It appears that your Acer has 3 ports in the front center bottomportion of the laptop. One of them should be for plugging in an external microphone, one should be for external speakers, and one should be an input jack.http://complap.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/acer-travelmate-2420-2.192120139_std.jpg
It appears that your Acer has 3 ports in the front center bottom
portion of the laptop. One of them should be for plugging in an
external microphone, one should be for external speakers, and one
should be an input jack.
Before going to your friends house you used to connect the laptop up via the network cable. Since youve tried your laptop on your friends wireless it no longer allows you to surf the web via the wireless nore the wired connection?
To me it sounds like a possible mis-configuration between your laptop and your linksys router. Depending on what operating system you are using you need to get into your network connection settings (usually in control panel) and either set the TCP/IP to automatically obtain ip address or set it correctly.
If you have never had to configure this in the past ensure that obtain automatically is set.