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PMCIA modem tongue

By mary ·
How do you push the "tongue" that
connects the phone line to a PMCIA
modem back into place? Is there anyway
to secure it, or is the best thing simply to
remove the entire card and store it
someplace safe? (This is a card in a
used computer and there are no
instructions.)

Thanks for your help.

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by Russ Werner In reply to PMCIA modem tongue

It should stay in when pushed, and come out when pushed again. If it does not, I am afraid it is broken. It probably still works, but if left out constantly, I am sure it will eventually get broken off. If you are transporting the computer, I would remove the card until needed. I would use it until it becomes broken, pcmcia modems are expensive.

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by Big Ray In reply to PMCIA modem tongue

I have had this happen a lot. If you need the modem and the xjack will not stay in when it is pushed, buy some electrical tape from the hardware store. When the laptop is turned off, push the xjack in, put the tape over it and go. I know it is not the best solution, but it beats shelling out $200 for a new modem just because the jack won't stay in.

Call the manufacturer of the modem. They may have a provision in their warranty agreement that you can use to get the spring replaced. If the computer was recently bought used from a dealer, then they have to replace the modem.

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