"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by bellsystem, August 04, 2017, 02:00:23 PM
Quote from: Alex G. Bell on August 06, 2017, 05:37:27 PMI was referring to the jacks, but now that you mention it, plug latches (keys) are a problem too. I've replaced countless plugs because the latches broke off just from fatigue. So called "live hinges" (thin plastic intended to flex) die!Aside from failing in normal use, they are inherently prone to snagging on other cords and break off when re-routing cords. The modular system was not well thought through in many respects. I've never seen ferrite rust. I didn't think it was possible.
Quote from: compubit on August 06, 2017, 11:29:45 PMSame issue with Ethernet cables - as they usually end up in a jumbled mass at the office and trying to get one out can be painful (and pray you don't break the latch...)I'm not sure the whole thing has rusted, but there's rust coloring on the inside of the plastic, which usually isn't a good sign....J
Quote from: compubit on August 06, 2017, 11:29:45 PM. . . they usually end up in a jumbled mass at the office . . .
Quote from: Victor Laszlo on August 07, 2017, 05:50:38 PMbecause the office didn't hire the right guy to set up the patch panel in an industry-standard way. Try looking at the sub-forum entitled "Ugly work" on any forum visited by professional electricians and you will see what I mean. Try this one http://sundance-communications.com/forum/ubbthreads.php
Quote from: HarrySmith on August 07, 2017, 06:05:47 PMIt looks like they have a similar situation as we do. I saw a lot of Photobucket third party hosting warnings!
Quote from: twocvbloke on August 07, 2017, 06:09:44 PMI just had another thought bout the 4-prong plugs, unplug one and leave it sat on the floor with the pins facing upwards, that'd be quite painful if you accidentally stood on it barefoot, and speaking as a brit with our mains plugs with the pins at a 90 degree angle to the plug that like to face upwards when unplugged, it does hurt a lot, from experience, a few times throughout my life...