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EDGE modem heating problem

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EDGE modem heating problem

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hi, it's mahmud from bangladesh. i have a problem and i will be happy if anyone can help me out of it. i use an EDGE modem to access internet. it is 'World in the hand'. model no: E67. the modem works good. but the problem is when i access internet the modem starts getting very hot.it experiences a heavy temperature rise inside it.and when that happens, the data transfer stops at once and both uploading and downloading come to a complete standstill. if i disconnect the modem from my USB port and then reconnect it after a while, then it works again and after some time, the same thing happens. i'm just freaking out with this problem. i want to know the cause of heating and i also want to know whether there is a particular solution to this goddamn problem.anyone there??? please help me, please..................
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    mjd420nova

    This could be a case of a current loop between the power supply in the modem having to deal with a mismatched ground in the USB port. Is the USB cable getting hot too? This would confirm the loop fault causing the extra heat. Using two different power strips for power could mean that one has an open ground allowing for a reversal of the hot/neutral polarity. I've run across this a few times in older homes that have two prong outlets and non-polarized power cords or ground busters were used. Have an electrician check it out if that's the case.

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    mjd420nova

    This could be a case of a current loop between the power supply in the modem having to deal with a mismatched ground in the USB port. Is the USB cable getting hot too? This would confirm the loop fault causing the extra heat. Using two different power strips for power could mean that one has an open ground allowing for a reversal of the hot/neutral polarity. I've run across this a few times in older homes that have two prong outlets and non-polarized power cords or ground busters were used. Have an electrician check it out if that's the case.