"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Robert Gift, January 28, 2023, 01:03:09 AM
Quote from: Contempra on January 28, 2023, 08:30:28 AMProbably bad connections. On a phone, it's rare for it to be capacitors, I would start by cleaning the connections if the phone hasn't been used for decades or if it has been in a very humid temperature. It happens, I had an extra clean phone but not for the network which was very dirty and had corrosion on some screws (underneath)
Quote from: Robert Gift on January 28, 2023, 09:38:35 AMThank you.The Princess appears little used - as though from a guest bedroom.Very clean inside. Ifrom our area, is low humidity. All connections look clean.Shall try other phone transmitters in the handset to hear if any difference.(My attempto post photos phailed.)
Quote from: Contempra on January 28, 2023, 12:14:36 PMOkay , it's possible , try to find if the connections are correctly arranged for a modern telephone line before replacing the transmitter and or the receiver. Often, a badly connected or badly placed wire can also be the cause. This is also to be checked.
Quote from: poplar1 on January 28, 2023, 10:45:02 PM82102 date is the 102nd day of 1982.Do you have a 4228 network or a 4293?
Quote from: Robert Gift on January 28, 2023, 07:30:18 PMThank you.While in the handset, I knocked the carbon granule microphone against my knee several times in case the granules were becoming compacted - if that happens . Earpiece sounds fine.
Quote from: Contempra on January 29, 2023, 12:27:01 PMOn your knees, this is unfortunately not enough, take a piece of wood or even on a corner of an old table, hit it several times without damaging it, not on the face (plastic) but on the metal side . For me it worked quite well and there is a noticeable difference. Sometimes it takes more than a dozen taps, not too loud, but enough to hear a difference.