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    G4 QuickSilver and dial-up problem..
    Hi all, first post here please excuse my naiviety!

    As well as owning a Macbook I've been helping a friend out with their 9-10 yr old G4 Power Mac. The problem started with it not being able to power on so I tried resetting CUDA etc; that didn't work so I sourced a replacement Power Mac (power supply being impossible to replace).

    All went well, swapped the HD out of his duff M5183 and put it into the newer QuickSilver. Booted-up fine and apart from running quicker it looked like his old Mac. When he tried dial-up (he can't get BB) he kept getting a no dial tone error. So I had a fiddle and managed to get a tone... however when the 0845 number was dialled all you get is a beep....beep....beep noise like the line's engaged or unobtainable. I managed to inadvertently wipe his ISP settings so tried another ISP (called freeisp, 0844 7110059) - still get the same reply on the line with this.

    Question is, I'm guessing the modem on the QuickSilver is different to that on the M5183? Do I need to install drivers? The modem seems to dial out okay so I'm a bit confused.

    Any help gratefully rec'd... he hasn't been able to get online for some time now.

    Ta, HB

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    You need to tell us what OS your working in.. Most likely the drivers are messed up. Theres a list were you pick internal modem. Reinstalling the OS would likely fix the problem.

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    Thanks for that, I can't remember what the Panther version is... I'm going to try and get my hands on a newer OS and upgrade. Failing that I'll have a stab with an Apple external modem.

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    And it is possible the internal modem has died over the intervening ten years or so. Maybe a PCI modem might be the shot?

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    Thanks all for your help, ended up buying a new Apple USB modem off Ebay.. dial-up now works. Must have been a fried/duff internal modem.

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    Our pleasure and stick with the forums as there is a lot knowledge hereabouts.

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