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modem siren

For the second time this year my modem has let out a tinny siren sound lasting about 12 sec.
No explanatory pop-up, and nothing when I ran AVG. I was connected at the time and typing in Works, but not connected to the net.

Anyone any idea why this happens?

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Re: modem siren

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sure its the modem how about a temp. warning for over heating?

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Yep, that's my guess too.

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However, it seems there should be an automatic shut-down if this happens. I did have a blow heater on in my small computer roomn at the time, but that has been the case all winter. Perhaps the modem has a faulty "thermostat". Will have someone look at it if it happens again.
Thanks Mark.

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Re: Yep, that's my guess too.

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its not the modem check temp settings in bios and see if cpu heat sink, is clear and fans spinning

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Re: Yep, that's my guess too.

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Mark could you give me 1,2,3, step by step instructions on how to do this. I am not as computer smart as I may appear.

Cheers

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Re: Yep, that's my guess too.

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on startup click on del and one section should be something regarding cpu in there look at temp settings.

then open case make sure puter is off and see if there any dust bunnies inside, clen those out carefully, next look with a flash light at cpu heat sink is it clear of dirt:dust etc. if not get a can of air blow it out.
then take hand spin all fans see if spin freely if not clean replace.
next turn on computer see if all fans running. any noisey ones? replace clean.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks MarK.

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Mark....

In reply to: (NT) Thanks MarK.

I have just installed a useful little tool that monitors fan speeds, temps etc, called Speedfan.

It shows the temp as 49 deg which has a green tick. As it rises to 50 deg this changes to a red arrow.

My computer repair man tells me that between 40 and 60 is OK and although there is a warning red arrow at 50 this is a very low danger setting and the actual internal modem setting is higher.

I will check the temp next time I get the siren. It seems that the modem will shut down if the temp is really dangerous and he can't explain why the siren went off without a shutdown.

Thanks again for your help.

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(NT) (NT) yw glad i helped u a bit

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