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Replacing a modem

A neighbor has a Dell Notebook, Inspiron 600m running XP, with a bad modem. Is this something that can be easily replaced or a DIY project? Since the computer is out of warranty, I suggested they buy a PCMCIA modem card. I thought I would check here for opinions. Thanks.

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Should get wireless adapter instead of a modem already.

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Still on Dialup??

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Not only do i second the wireless card
suggestion, but just imagine, FREE HIGH
speed BROADBAND as soon as the card is
inserted Wink

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I didn't ask about wireless

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I asked about a modem. Anyone else?

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The suggestion is correct

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A USB or PC-Card modem is the way to go.

Now, next to the Wireless card in my i8600 is a modem chip. That's replacable, but where you would get the parts from beats me. Plus, a lot of the circuitry (the part that may be bad) is integrated to the motherboard.

I would check the online Service Manual available from Dell Support. See if they show you how to remove and replace the modem. That will tell you if it's a replaceable unit or not.

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This might help

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Good fix.

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That's the usual fix. Can be cheap.

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Thanks everyone

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That's what I thought.

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