Friday, June 3, 2011

Replace a Computer Modem

Modems are used in computers to connect to telephone or cable lines. A modem sends out data from your computer through these lines. The information is altered by the modem from a digital form to an analog one. This makes it possible to send and receive all types of data from the Internet or other computers or servers. A modem can become damaged during power surges. Replacing a computer modem takes a few minutes and one tool.

This article will help you to replace a computer Modem.

  1. Read the manual or guidelines accompanying the new modem. Check for any specific instructions required. Install the drivers for the modem first, if directed to do so. Use the installation disc to accomplish this.

  2. Power down and unplug your computer. Unplug or disconnect any other hardware devices connected to your PC.

  3. Ground yourself to get rid of static electricity. Look for any screws on the cover that you need to remove. Take the cover off the computer tower.

  4. Take any screws out of the existing modem. Disconnect any cables from it. Remove the old modem from the computer.

  5. Handle the new modem carefully from the sides. Slowly position into the vacant slot and push it into place.

  6. Check that the outputs of the modem are in the proper location to be accessed on the back of the computer. Replace the screw holding it to the computer case.

  7. Replace the cover and screws. Put all of the hardware cables back on the computer. Replace the modem cables.

  8. Start up your computer. The new modem should be detected and any necessary drivers installed. If requested, insert the installation disc.

  9. Install any additional software or features desired from the install disc. Follow any directions given to complete the modem install.