"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by fvox13, March 21, 2016, 09:10:20 AM
Quote from: fvox13 on March 21, 2016, 09:10:20 AMPicked up a Stromberg Carlson 500-D at a garage sale for $4, on a lark, and I've wired it into my office phone system as another phone on my extension (gotta love PBXes that have FXS ports!) (http://www.allworx.com/products/business-phone-systems/allworx-48x-business-phone-system)Everything's working, except the ringer... but I don't think it's a wiring problem, because I can get it to ring when it's "slightly off hook". In other words, if the hook is all the way down, it won't ring, but if I pick the hook up slightly (but not enough to go off-hook) it will ring beautifully.Per the wiring diagram (http://ssecdn.net/phones/S-C%20500D%20and%20554B%20Telephone%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf) the ringer is wired as "Individual or Bridged" (L2,L1,K,A).I tried moving the bias spring rod thingy (technical term...) over to the far right position, and now the phone will go "ting" very faintly when it rings... but I can't move it over any further.Short of "shimming" the hook somehow so it doesn't go down all the way, what else can I adjust?