Removing fax modem from Inspiron 545

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Can I permanently remove the PCI data fax modem card from my Inspiron 545?

Fred

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RE: Removing fax modem from Inspiron 545

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If you don't need it, sure.

Just to be safe, manually set a System Restore point. Then go into Device Manager and find the listing for the FAX modem. Right-click it and select Uninstall to remove the driver, so you won't get error messages about "device not found". Exit Device Manager and shut down.

Unplug PC and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Open the case and remove the modem card. Install a PCI slot blank to cover the empty slot to keep dust/dirt out of the case and maintain normal air flow. Close the case and you should be good to go.

Ron

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RE: Removing fax modem from Inspiron 545

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If you don't need it, sure.

Just to be safe, manually set a System Restore point. Then go into Device Manager and find the listing for the FAX modem. Right-click it and select Uninstall to remove the driver, so you won't get error messages about "device not found". Exit Device Manager and shut down.

Unplug PC and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Open the case and remove the modem card. Install a PCI slot blank to cover the empty slot to keep dust/dirt out of the case and maintain normal air flow. Close the case and you should be good to go.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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