Generic SoftK56 Modem can't get dial tone

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Our laptop uses one of those "Generic SoftK56" modems and it seems to
fried something in it after using it at a friend's house using THEIR
phone line...

..a 'high-voltage' phone line it appears!
...fortunately, we have a back-up 56k modem PC Card

How can you tell the cause thru 'diagnostics'  or a 'log' that
something is not working right
with NOT getting the phone line to work on this modem?

Any tips would be appreciated.

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