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The modem is not switching on.

Taking longer and longer every time I turn it on.

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Sound like the power suppy is on its way out.
check the fan on the power suppy if there is one.
if not, place you hand on the modem, and see if it gets hot.
if it is, then you need to provide some type of cooling.
and that donesn't help, then is time to get a new one.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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