Magic Jack is one of the new voip phone services that you use with your computer and high-speed internet connection to make unlimited long distance phone calls. It’s great as long as everything is working as it should. But what if you are having problems with Magic Jack? Sometimes it works just fine at first then after a month or 6 weeks problems begin to develop. The softphone screen begins to disappear or not load at all. Or it disappears and keeps reloading and going away again. The computer it is hooked up to will start freezing up, sometimes to the point where you cannot use it at all unless you unplug the Magic Jack.
I had all of these happen to me and after trying a few things and finally unplugging it in disgust, I tried plugging it into an external a/c powered usb hub and then everything worked perfectly again. That was an easy fix for me. It does conflict with the sound for my printer, but to me this isn’t a big deal because I don’t care if I hear a computerized voice telling me that the printing is complete. But what if it conflicts with other programs? This is something that does occur quite often. No two computers are alike once they are used for a while by their owner. You’ll find some answers here to your problems with Magic Jack…and many times it is not the device, it is the conflict with your computer.