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Modem stopped working after storm


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sueg1

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Hello,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me, my friend's pc was fine until a storm came over now the modem won't work.

The PC is running win 98se.

I have checked the modem (Modem diagonstics, more info) and it's working fine, but each time i go to connect it say's no dial tone.

Could the modem still be at fault?

Thanks
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Back a few years ago, before we were blessed with broadband, I had a storm pass and my modem didn't work anymore either. I later found out (took me about a week to notice the black spot under the roof eaves.) that we had been struck by lightning, and one of our TV's burned out as well.

Something to check into?
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Same thing happened to me too a while back, modem was fried after a storm. Found out there is a reason to run the phone line through the surge suppressor :tazz: And I still can't get broadband, so it's stayed that way for a while with much better results ;)
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