ubuntu 8.04 no network or usb

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http://askubuntu.com – i own an acer travelmate 290 notebook with ubuntu 8.04 installed. The notebook has no network or working usb but i need that to be fixed because there is still data resding on the notebook that i need. i tried iwconfog, no ip anyone that can help me? thanks in advance btw, i cannot post @ your website.always getting the Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: •It does not meet our quality standards. error edit: after 20 times chosing different tags posting worked. (HowTos)