Re: Modem Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by G. Morgan, May 14, 2010.

  1. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    "TruDatMoFo" <> wrote:

    >My Hp computer has a Motorola SM56 Modem and all of a sudden overnight it
    >won't connect to the internet. All I get is the following message: 'Loop
    >current too high, please close the application and check the telephone line
    >connection.' I do that and check the phone line and everything seems fine.
    >The computer I'm on now is on the same telephone line and it connects just
    >fine. So maybe the modem blew out someway overnight? Any help would be much

    Do you have a *real* analog telco line, or something else like a VOIP adapter?
    (from your cable company etc...)

    Use a multi meter to check line voltage, on hook should be about 48v-52v.

    Also, open Hyperterminal, or download "Putty" and issue the command AT&V2 (make
    sure you use the right comm port), then post the results here.

    Look here:

    " Get An Error Message "Telephone signal not detected, please check connection "

    1. Ensure that the telephone cable is securely connected at both ends.

    2. Ensure the telephone cable is plugged into the correct jack on the modem --
    some modems provide a second jack for handset support.

    3. Unplug the telephone line cable from the computer, and connect it directly
    to a telephone from the wall outlet. Check for a dial tone. If there is none,
    the problem is in the telephone line or system. Call the service provider.
    G. Morgan, May 14, 2010
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  2. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    G. Morgan <> wrote:

    >Look here:

    wrong one, here it is:

    "Get An Error Message “Loop current too high, please close the application and
    check the telephone line connection”

    When you try to dial a connection an error message box pops up, indicating that
    you are not connected to a proper analog phone line. This is the SM56 digital
    line guard feature, which protects against hardware damage if the modem is
    plugged into a high current phone outlet -- such as a digital phone jack. The
    modem automatically detects the over-current and goes back on-hook before
    hardware damage occurs. Check the phone outlet and make sure that it is a real
    analog phone line. Try another analog phone jack."
    G. Morgan, May 14, 2010
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