Please help me bring my 56k modem back to life!
Posted on 2000-03-08
My 56k modem is dead!
One time my friend came over, and saw that I can connect to the net with my USR. 56k x2 faxmodem at only 31,200bps
and he said that he has the same modem, and he did a firmware upgrade on his, and now it connects at 50,000bps (or close to that). So he gave me a diskette with a Flash Upgrader Software for my USR, and I asked him ten times if it won't harm my modem and he said it would only make it better, so I ran the program, it found my 56k modem, and said that it was checking flash, and that everything is ok, and if I want to continue the upgrade I should press "flash now" (this is USR original software!) and I pressed, and it said that the upload was ok, then it said that its rebooting the modem, and then it had an error (something with the comport).
So I tryed again, but this time, it didn't find my modem.
I realized then that I wrecked my modem and not even Win98 recongizes that it exists!!
The modem doesn't respond to anything, and is DEAD!!
What can I do?
The modem isn't under warranty, so I can return it, and I don't want to buy a new modem!!
PLease help me!!
I need someone to tell me what to do so that my modem will come to life again!
(p.s. the modem doen't even respond to AT commands!!)