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Re: Modem Turns Hot
Hi there, the modem will turn warm during the usage.. but it should not turn hot as your pancake pan. If you have the modem plugged in to your power bar.. make sure it is directly into the wall socket. and then check..
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How hot is this, really? Most technical devices are designed to withstand a certain amount of heat. If you feel like things are getting too hot under your feet and there's a real fire hazard - call the shop that sold you this modem. That shouldn't be happening.
Anyway, theoretically speaking I believe that more heat should actually speed up electrical circuits. There are a real, proven scientific theories that explain this. So whatever you heard: no, it isn't true. I can imagine the idea about a modem underclocking itself when it senses a temperature increase, but that would be the first modem I ever heard of doing that.
I have the same issue... I have a 94 grand cherokee limited 5.2L ! i have been through hell with this issue new rearend ... expensive fluid and etc. After all this it turns out its the transfer case .... it has a viscous coupler in it witch acts the same way as a clutch when the vehicle is cold no effect until it is hot, then all hell you think your breaking drive shafts or you have a flat tire with clunking noises!!!! so i hope this will help you! i would go into more detail but im sure your mechanic will explain it in more detail!
Check the speed and call ISP tech support to run the line test Before calling them do a complete power cycle Turn the modem off and the computer off and router if any Wait for 30 seconds and turn the modem on and wait for the lights to turn solid Once ready turn router if you have else computer Delete the temporary internet files browsing cookies,cache memory. If the modem turns too hot after running for an hour please replace the modem DSL light blinking green indicates that there s no proper signal to the modem Check the wall jack for any loose contacts If you have any filter check them too Isolate them and try with it Change them if possible
When the DSL light turns red it indicates that the modem has no internet signal. So please check if the cables are connected properly Also ensure that there is a proper signal to your premises without any interference This is called intermittent connection If the DSL light turns red it indicates that there is a problem with the cables connected or the DSL line Please check your DSL connection with ISP
There is on another reason that the modem might have gone bad. If all the above steps are executed and if this issue still persists replace the modem
Its quite possible that your modem is overheating. This would lead it to reach its emergency shutoff temperature. My recommendations would be to temporarily try it in a cooler place in the house with maximum ventilation possible, for instance in your basement (if you have one) or possibly on a freezer or next to an air conditioning unit. A few possible long term fixes include:
Mount a passive or active heatsink onto the CPU of the modem.
Cut (many small or some large) holes into the housing of the modem to improve the airflow.
Mount a fan on the top of the modem that sucks the hot air out the the housing.
If after trying those solutions and the modem still overheats, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to it as soon as I can.
Sometimes it's normal for some modems to be very hot. Make sure it's no in a very enclose space. And yes it's ok tp turn the modem switch off sometimes if you have to shutdown the computer. Just be sure to turn on the modem first then the computer in that sequence when you need to use them again.
The computer has nothing to do with the modem, the reason for these getting hot is because the use resisters and capacitors and there is no fan to cool these off, Solutions are keep room cool, modem free of dust and debris, and last but not leaast rest assured this has nothing to do with your cpu geeting hot. If this information is useful to you choose the fixya rating and Have a nice day thanks for using Fixya.com
Laptop batteries do get warm when they are in use or charging but not so hot to cook eggs.
This is dangerous and it could explode and catch fire.There could be a problem with the charging circutry or a faulty battery. Get it checked out.