My built-in modem isn't being recognized. I'm now using an external usb 56k modem but it's kind of a pain to use. (Dell D620)
As these modems are really cheap (under $5) I'm thinking of putting a new one in. So far the only DIY i've found seems incredibly complex and calls for removing so many components it seems kind of daunting.
I haven't examined the video that closely yet but are all these steps actually required just to replace the modem? I've had the machine open before, including removing the keyboard but I don't recall doing all these steps.
If a step is required to be safe I've got no problem doing it, but some of these don't really seem necessary.
Anyone have any ideas about all these steps being required?
The link below includes a text version of the repair and a video of it.
Update: After looking at the photos, it looks like just enough of the modem lies under the palm rest of the case requiring it to be removed (the palm rest) to get to the modem..
Edited by brian2009, 26 February 2014 - 11:49 AM.