My Modem

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Old 05-18-02, 09:52 PM
grabasphalt
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My Modem

If I leave my computer off for a night, and then try to reconnect in the morning, It say`s that my modem is not responding... Then what I have to do is go to "Control Panel", and delete the current modem and then go inside my computer and "Jiggle" my modem card around... Then I restart my computer, go back to "Control Panel," then to modems and have my computer search for a new modem on my computer... It always finds it after that and all is good, until I shut it down for a night and the whole thing starts all over again... My question is: Is this the sign of a bad modem or the sign of a bad motherboard?

Dave

P.S. I have cleaned the connections on my modem card numerous times...
 
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Old 05-20-02, 12:53 PM
bigmike
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Win 98? 98 SE? ME? 2000? XP? Memory? ISA or PCI modem? Modem manufacturer? Most likely you have damaged the slot by cleaning it. Once a card is in if you are not in an extremely dirty environment you should never have to clean a PCI/ISA slot. First off try a different slot, if they are all taken swap it with another card. If the problem follows the modem you probably have a bad modem. If it follows the card you swapped with you have a bad slot. Also check the online MS database for modem problems with your OS.
 
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Old 05-20-02, 05:22 PM
grabasphalt
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Thanks BigMike,

I am running Windows 98 SE and have 196mb of memory. I always forget the difference between ISA and PCI, but I can tell you it is the big older black slots, (Whatever Those are)... I will try changing slots, I have one more of those open... I never cleaned inside the slots (On the motherboard itself), only on the modem card did I clean the contacts... But "DUH", I should have tried what you said from the start of the problem. Like I said, Not to bright when it comes to computers, lol... But I am trying... I will let you know...

Dave P.S. Thanks Again
 
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Old 05-20-02, 09:25 PM
bigmike
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Cool, the larger black slot is the ISA slot. My suggestion is to dump the ISA modem whether it works or not and go to a PCI modem. Actually going to cable or DSL is what I would rather see you do. But try the switch and see what happens and we’ll go from here. I really have to think back when it comes to dialup modems
 
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