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Yellow light I have been testing various ctelephone cables in the telephone inlet and outlet sockets at the back of my desk top computer, because I have no dialling tone on my telephone. After deciding that the tower telephone module must be faulty I left all cables out (of tower). Then discovered my computer screen looked bright yellow. After shutting down and restarting nothing has changed....problem persists SOS please please

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  • emafweni Oct 23, 2008

    Siawolf,Thanks for the info. I did what you recommended, but found no yellow ! or ?. But the good news is that this morning just before I switched on the computer, I prodded the socket for the telephone cable inlet and outlet, and WHALLA, after I swithched on the yellow light had disappeared.

    Best wishes and keep up the great work.

    Rita

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A dial-up 56K modem should let the phone pass through it even when the computer is turned off, if the phone line is coming from the wall jack to the "line in" port of the modem and a telephone is plugged into the phone jack on the modem.
Restart in SAFE MODE pressing f8 when the computer starts, before windows starts.. you might need to hit it a few times before you get the timing correct and get the menu. if you see "starting windows" you've pushed the button too late and need to restart and try again.
once it starts in safe mode (this will take longer than your used to), click START-SETTINGS-CONTROL PANEL- double click on SYSTEM-select the HARDWARE tab at the top-click on DEVICE MANAGER- scroll down to your NETWORK ADAPTOR and click on the + next to it revealing your modem and network card-- at this point you are looking for a yellow ! or ? next to your device. If you see one of these , the device driver is not working correctly and you need to download a driver and install it or use the driver CD that came with the computer, but usually the online drivers will be more up to date.
there is a way to see if the modem is communicating with the computer...
If you dont see any issues there, i would uninstall the modem and reinstall it using the driver you downloaded.

Im assuming this is a dialup modem and not a DSL or Cable modem.

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Reseat the video cable connections to the video card, if no change, reseat the video card in the chassis.

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