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Topic # 30432 8-Feb-2009 13:03
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This is about 2 topics, firstly my Sierra 595U which I've had 19 months now is playing up...

For the last 3 days there has been a high pitch squeally noise coming from around my PC, I never really looked where from although it was progressively getting more annoying.

Today I noticed (previous days I didn't look) that the PWR (power) light on my Sierra 595U was solid red. What I've observed is when not on the net the light is green, soon as I click connect or when data is being transferred it goes solid red and I get the squeally noise. Then while idle it flashes red/green.

I assume this means the li-ion battery inside it is dead/dying?? It is not yet affecting my internet, maybe this will become a problem soon? I have a 24 month warranty and as said before this is 19 months old, will this be covered under warranty?

Now the second part is:

Either way about the 595U, I'm thinking of getting a second landline on here as there is seperate wiring in my room for 2nd line, which has phone/jetstream jacks (written on them).

Then thinking of getting Telecoms "Go" plan on. I currently use 1 - 1.5GB per month, and pay $70 for that with mobile broadband. All I require is around 3GB data, and a plan that slows internet down when limit is reached rather than overage charges, plus I don't care about internet speed. 

So is this the plan/option for me, or is there another ISP or something with better and/or cheaper plan?

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  Reply # 194739 8-Feb-2009 14:19
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I have one of these and never had this problem - don't use it much so not sure if the battery levels are optimal, good or low. But I would first replace the battery.

Not sure if batteries are covered under warranties though...

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  Reply # 195608 12-Feb-2009 20:10
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Try it with the battery out. It works fine with no battery. Understand it is to boost the power from the USB port and is used when in fringe areas.

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