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Partyline4

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OLD AE40 without ringer, no dial tone.
« on: March 09, 2015, 11:05:42 PM »
My wonderful mommy snatched this old AE40 today for $17. 

WOWEE!!!!!   ;D :D

She doesn't have a ringer..

I wired up to L1 and L2 and got nothing.....

I posted some pictures of what I've got.

The phone line is in use when I lift off hook. However, nothing is heard from the handset.

Could someone please help me?

Thanks!

Offline G-Man

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Re: OLD AE40 without ringer, no dial tone.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 01:10:30 AM »
Is the handset’s transmitter element missing as is shown in your photos or is it in place when you lift the handset and listen for dialtone?  Here is a wiring diagram that you can use to check the wiring, though you should note that some of the wire color-codes may have changed through the years.

Offline G-Man

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Re: OLD AE40 without ringer, no dial tone.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 02:45:54 AM »
Here is yet another wiring diagram that may be easier to understand…

Partyline4

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Re: OLD AE40 without ringer, no dial tone.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 11:33:03 AM »
hey guys, I figured out it was just the handset cord. There was no conductivity between any of the leads!

I found a black 80 and stole the cord from it and swapped it over.

SHE WORKS!!!!!

are you surprised? 8)

Thanks for your information!