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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by WbSearch, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. WbSearch

    WbSearch Guest

    I reverted the NAV definitions, no change. But here's an interesting thing, at
    least to me, that maybe a clue to someone else. The "bad" PC modem connects,
    goes into a steady "static" like sound, then I can hear at a very low volume
    the telephoine company recording that if you want to make a call hang up and
    try again, under the static noise. Then it disonnects. On the "good" PC, the
    modem connects and has the same "static" type noise, but every 20 - 30 seconds
    changes tone, higher and lower. Not remaining steady like the bad PC. Does
    this help support the theory of a bad modem? I intend to try a new one but
    won't get into town for a couple of days.
    Thanks again.
  2. exray

    exray Guest

    Are these on separate phone lines? Have you ruled out a bad phone
    connection as the problem?

    -Bill M
  3. WbSearch

    WbSearch Guest

    I have tried it on both my phone lines, even reversed the polarity to the
    modem. No luck.
  4. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Guest

    Are you sure you have the correct phone number, area code, and no other
    dialing options enabled?
    Check this before buying a modem. If your modem dials the right number,
    there will not be a message from the teleco saying to hang up and try again.
    Another thing that leads me to think this is the fact that your modem trys
    to establish a carrier signal (the static).. Then again its been a while
    since I have had dial-up, and now I think about it I think the modem only
    establishes a carrier signal after it connects to another computer..

    Sounds like a bad modem, but I would check the # if you aren't sure it is

    - Mike
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