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I have a USRobotics sportster external 56k modem and When I want to use it a no detecting dialtone message comes why did it do this?
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by:Alisher_N
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check if your phone line is working (plug a phone to the same cable instead of modem)
be sure you are connecting to LINE plug on the modem, not the PHONE
if you have both these sockets connect a phone to PHONE plug to check if it works
[wall socket]----cable------[LINE socket on Sport.]----[PHONE socket]----cable---[usual phone]
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by:rayt333
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5 points???

How old is the modem?
What is the model number?
Was it working and suddenly 'NOT" working anymore
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by:mtural
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it is a years old modem
i can give you it later and it works and suddenly it bot working
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by:rayt333
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Does it work part of the time or now it doesn't work at all?

If not at all then since it is only a year old then contact USR for warranty replacement, when you call them they will have you run a diagnostic on it before they give you a Return number. They are very good with their products under warranty, usally about a week turn around time.
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vikiing earned 5 total points
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¿Have you had a lightning storm or something alike? It's a (unfortunately) VERY common failure which apperas after a storm: if a lightning falls (or travels) on the nearby, it can burn input circuits of the modem. Results: modem is died for ever never.
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I want to know this thanks
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