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Overheating DSL Modem

by ihowell / May 20, 2006 12:12 AM PDT

I have a pretty new Westell 6100 DSL modem and it overheats

it's not anywhere within a few feet of my computer, the only heat generating hardware near it is a router

is there anything i should do to keep this thing cool enough to work?

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Why not make it a warranty issue?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2006 12:48 AM PDT
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Sounds defective to me.


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possible fix?
by ihowell / May 20, 2006 3:21 AM PDT
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I've thought about attaching a cpu fan to the modem or putting it inside my computer case to get the benifit of its fans, will either of these work?

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(NT) (NT) Yes, but if you open it up, no warranty?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2006 3:23 AM PDT
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work around?
by ihowell / May 21, 2006 7:28 AM PDT

true, but do i really need to open the thing?
i was going to put it in an old power supply box with a fan in it

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To put the fan in without opening would be a feat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2006 7:40 AM PDT
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Or use of a teleport machine. I wonder how you know it's heat related. My di-524 would lock up and I suspected heat at first but some googles found it was bad firmware.


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by ihowell / May 22, 2006 9:16 AM PDT

i don't KNOW it's heat, but it can't be good that the thing runs hot enough to cook an egg, can it?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2006 9:32 AM PDT
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So we don't know if it's heat yet.

I'll repeat the story that my router locked up too, but new firmware saved it.

-> To test your theory, you'll have to take a crack at cooling it. Why not some small fan pointed at it?

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by shorty5352 / May 18, 2009 2:25 PM PDT
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you should buy a fan like a case fan for a computer and put one on or
on the side of the modem. it really works.

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