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Magic Jack will not load when I turn on my PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by andyjay, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. andyjay

    andyjay Thread Starter

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    I purchased a Magic Jack so that I could make vitually free phone calls. It is a small apparatus installed into a USB port, then you connect the telephone cable into the jack and within seconds you can make phone calls for free within in the US and Canada. I have no complaints about the product. It works fine with only the occasional static or sometimes a bad connection. But it works great for the cost of less than 20 dollars a year. However, everytime I turn on my PC (with the Magic Jack connected) my computer will not recognize the Magic Jack and, so, I have to unplug the Jack and wait a moment and then re-plug the Jack. Only then will my PC recognize the Magic Jack and only then can I make calls. I was under the impression that the Jack would automatically connect when my PC is turned on; I didn't think that I would have to unplug and re-plug the Magic Jack after my PC is up and running. (I have contacted tech support but they just tell me to unplug and re-plug the device...and of course it works). Is there any way I can configure the Magic Jack to work once my PC is up and running or do I just have to continue unplugging and re-plugging the Magic Jack everytime? I have checked with other users of the product but none seem to have this problem. Can anyone help me out. (I use Windows XP Pro for an operating system). Thank you for any help.:eek:
     
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    i have a pal who has the magic jack and his loads upon startup.......... maybe try another usb jack or go back and read the setup instructions again (is there a driver to load?)
     
  3. andyjay

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    I am probably going to have to reinstall the Magic Jack...it seems to have its own operating system which launches when i plug it in...when i first registered the Magic Jack I might have looked something over...i remember getting a window that said: "Hardware not recogized" but yet it works fine....only it doen's launch with my PC. I will keep searching. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. vicks

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    I too, have a MJ and have no trouble with it loading (did slow the boot time some). Are you using a USB1 or USB2 port? I find it works best in USB2.
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  5. andyjay

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    I have two usb ports in the front of my computer and two are in the back...which is which?
     
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    I can't remember how to tell the difference in the device manager, but when you plug an usb device into the ports, do you get the message that they can work faster id you connect to a high speed usb2.0 port? If you get that message your computer has the USB 1 ports. Also MJ says to plug it directly into the usb port and not into a hub.

    vicks
     
  7. andyjay

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    I have to take a look...I am however connection MJ into the usb port and not into a power hub as the people in the chat tech dept. told me and said it would fix the problem...I know they don't know what they're talking about. Thanks....appreciate the help.
     
  8. redneck45

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    first try to uninstall and reinstall mj, if that and all else dont work i had to go to windows explorer and actually copy mj icon from desktop and drag it to start up folder then that fixed it gl and god bless
     
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