"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by gpo706, August 11, 2009, 08:47:55 PM
Quote from: gpo706 on August 18, 2009, 05:46:22 PMThe dictograph and black 706 arrived today, well packed though still didnt stop the dictograph mouthpiece losing one of the grille bars broke in two, at least the bits are still there so should glue back ok.
QuoteOne thing I didnt notice from the pics was the 706 has its original dial lable "Cardiff 868681 Extn' 217. obviously from a big company/office, also has a redial button fitted, well I think its a redial its just says "PRESS".
Quotefunnily enough same post came a "watch reciever" (also black should pair up ok). It's a single earcup with a curly cord you just double on the handset line for surveillance or two folk on the end of your line at once.Should make an unusual set, If I'm not too keen I might get some pics along the way.
Quote from: gpo706 on August 18, 2009, 07:39:59 PMAnd as I was about to ask you, the watch reciever I hooked up to my red 706 and it works a treat, I was just gonna ask where the hell the cord should come out, is it the base, because it wont fit between the twin grommets at the back.
Quote from: gpo706 on August 19, 2009, 03:46:10 PMIt's a MKII, metal PCB
Quote from: gpo706 on August 19, 2009, 04:51:18 PMOh yeah, got it was covered with push out rubber grommet, reveals a rounded rectangular hole, room for more than one line, maybe 3?
QuoteYou just push it out with a screwdriver between the red/green rec spade lugs at through the slat on the PCB, then it would just feed through, handily placed, would you put a restraint on the watch rec line or would the weight of the body and strength of the lugs pin it nicely secure?
QuoteNo, this is just a stray bit of debris brown cable, 5cm un-stripped or lugged must have been rattling about in it since it left Cymbran in 1966!BTW with a dire lack of 4 spaded double end cords here the green one on this 706 will be cleaned and will come in handy for the discreet dialler mechanism!
Quote from: gpo706 on August 19, 2009, 06:32:40 PMMines has the circuit diagram in situ inside the case, first one I found on any plastic phone I have!Now i have done a basic rewire, no cosmetics as I'll try and get some pics for the forum before and after.I left the grey brown and blue wires to the "press" switch attached, and get this it only only connects to a dialling tone when you depress the button and keep it down, not changed the dial yet, but the tone is good and clear, must be like a party line button but my old 746 we had you pressed it once and got dial tone without applying constant pressure, was gonna wire this converntionall and keep the button as a dummy, but this has now intrigued me, a phone no-one can use unless they figure outt to keep the button down to dial.It's a press in and pops out button, not the "On/Off" type I have another 706 for the bells.Grey to T9, brown to T9, blue to T12.This is getting interesting, should I get a constant dial tone once the button is pressed once?If so the wiring is all fooked up and I'm gonna have to strip it and look at a diagram... ARRRGGHHHH