"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by DannonWeb, August 03, 2022, 12:19:33 PM
Quote from: poplar1 on August 08, 2022, 09:14:56 AMYou said you have extra handsets. You can borrow the jack from the spare handset as a temporary replacement for the jack shown in the photo.Just disconnect the jack from the spare handset (after removing the cotton ball, if any, in the receiver end) and connect it inside the phone the same way the exsting (defective?) one is connected: white and red wires to R on the network, white (or green) to GN on the network, and black to B on the network.If you can now transmit and receive, then this confirms that the pictured jack is defective.
Quote from: DannonWeb on August 03, 2022, 12:19:33 PMWhen I try both the original handset and a modern one that I know works, the transmitter is not working on either. I can hear in the earpiece receiver, but when I blow or speak into the transmitter there's nothing.
QuoteAnother issue is that the volume in the original handset receiver is very low - you can barely hear the dial tone or someone speaking on the other end of the call. The wiring all seems to be okay inside the base when I opened it up and checked it versus a wiring diagram. Any suggestions?
Quote from: MaximRecoil on August 20, 2022, 11:11:45 AM...you said that you've confirmed that the wiring is correct by comparing it to a wiring diagram, then something might be wrong with the network. I would start by removing it and checking all of the solder joints on the underside of the PCB...
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on August 20, 2022, 02:09:48 PMI would just replace that cheap network with a Potted network. They are interchangeable.
Quote from: poplar1 on August 20, 2022, 06:23:58 PMDid you ever try replacing the gray modular handset jack (616D) that is on the base with one (616W) from a spare handset, as I suggested earlier? I realize that it won't "look" right, but at least you can rule out a bad handset jack by doing this.
Quote from: MaximRecoil on August 20, 2022, 03:03:16 PMI would too if it were mine and I planned to use it a lot, but it's not a drop-in fit...