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How to Resolve Overheating Issues in Motorola® Modems

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Get to know more about overheating issues in Motorola modems.

Technically the term modem is an abbreviation of Modulation and demodulation. As the name implies the function of modem is modulating analog carrier signal to encode digital information and vice versa. Motorola is a well known modem manufacturer. Motorola has a lot of other products also. They are offering best quality modems with considerable prize. Motorola SM56, Motorola 5100e, Motorola S5101 etc are some of Motorola modems. Wireless and wired modems are available from Motorola. Most of the wired modems are USB modems. The package contains Modem, Driver CD and connecting devices. User manuals and troubleshooting guides are available in the Motorola website.

Here we are going to discuss about the certain reasons due to which Motorola Modem overheats frequently and the possible ways to avoid and resolve the problems:

  • Causes of overheating
  • Over heating issues
  • Prevention of overheating

Causes of overheating

The temperature around your modem hardware should not exceed beyond a limit. Probably it should not exceed than 40 degree. Overheating of modems might depend on several factors. It might happen even if the room is not properly ventilated. Atmospheric conditions would affect the modem performance. Moisture content in the atmosphere also might damage the hardware. Hardware issues can also be a cause of over heating. The modem might over heat if the exhaust fan inside the modem is not working properly. Power supply and faulty components can also cause overheating.

Over heating issues

Over heating is a major issue in modems. It might cause permanent damages to the hardware. It is better to keep the device in air conditioned room. Overheating would affect modem performance very badly. Some heat sensitive components inside the modem hardware might have damaged due to this issue. It will also affect signal strength. If a notable decrease found on your modem performance, switch of the modem immediately and check whether over heating is the cause of the problem. Troubleshooting guides are available for overheating and related issues.

Prevention of overheating

Keep you modem always below 40 degree. Make sure that your modem is placed at least three feet away from any electrical devices. Try bypassing your router and check whether it makes any changes. Also make sure that all the connections are properly done and also check the power supply. Try to avoid short circuits due to any electrical circuits. Make sure that modem exhaust fan is working properly. Replace any defective component or connection immediately if detected. You can contact hardware manufacturer for help in troubleshooting and maintenance.

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