"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by recyklotron, August 15, 2012, 10:33:23 PM
Quote from: recyklotron on August 17, 2012, 11:36:11 AMI meant that I am having difficulty finding the BSPs on my own using search terms that I think are logical. Originally I had searched for WE500 L-M and all that came back was that first wiring diagram which prompted my question to the group. Is this a case where you have to already be familiar with BSPs or am I missing something when I do a search for them?
Quote from: paul-f on August 17, 2012, 01:58:43 PMSearching for BSPs by keyword is not the most reliable method. The Library's keyword search depends on keywords that are identified by contributors and uploaded by administrators.The most conservative way to search for BSPs is to hunt as you would with paper files. The goal is to find a BSP number first, as BSPs are filed numerically in the binders.1. For 300/500/1500/2500/3500-series or Design Line telephone sets, try the charts on my site. (Click on the banner below this message.) Look up the phone by model number and you should see a list of (some of) the BSPs to look for. They may or may not be in the Library.2. Otherwise, use the BSP index documents to search for BSPs. There is a folder for index documents in the Library, plus you can find division index docs by searching for ddd-000-000. For example, for telephone sets try 502-000-000 or 503-000-000. Division codes are listed in the general index docs, such as 000-000-000.You will find several issues for most index docs, as they were revised from time to time. Select one closest to the date of the phone (or other equipment) you're looking for.3. Look up the BSP by searching for its full number. Once again, you may get several issues, so pick the one closest to the date of interest.This process can be a bit time consuming - especially at first, but often yields a lot of unexpected references to other interesting bits of knowledge that you'd miss otherwise. It will also give you a good feeling for the size, scope and organization of the body of BSPs. It was truly a staggering achievement.
Quote from: 280Parka on June 03, 2018, 05:28:46 PMThanks Paul! I have had the same problem looking through BSP's but your tips should help me get better results. Thanks again.