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Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.


 Post subject: modem
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:35 am 
 
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How did a good working dsl modem suddenly is damaged ? Ok, i called at&t and they tested my dsl modem and said that it is damaged and will send me a new one. But how can a dsl modem suddenly is damaged?? It was working fine last night and now it is broken ? The DSL Sync light is not showing up at all anymore.
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 Post subject: Re: modem
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:01 pm 
 
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Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 268
Location: London UK
Hi
I have suffered this due to lightning strike on the line some miles away from the modem. Even if local cables are underground and a transient suppressor is fitted, some of the line can emerge over ground at some point, and lightning can be real sneaky and bypass a transient suppressor, particularly a cheapi one.
Alternatively, you might have suffered just a random component failure.

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