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Early modular cord (Trimline) problem
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:43:37 PM »
I have an early modular Pink Trimline from '66 with a handset cord problem. The modular plug end on the handset is hanging out of its socket, and it won't plug back in. The cord restraint looks like it was glued back in place at one point with black gunk, but I think I separated the cord from the handset shell when I got it last year.

I'm assuming the early modular plugs don't plug in as easily as the modern ones do. I don't work with Trimlines very often, especially early modular types. Is there a special way of installing it? I heard something about a paper clip that can be inserted in the notch above the cord? I'll post a picture if someone wants one.

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Re: Early modular cord (Trimline) problem
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 09:32:57 PM »
There's no trick to installing it.  It should just plug in - easily.
 
The paper clip (or a tool) is used to remove the cord.
 
See figure 7 in 502-320-200, issue 1:
 
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Re: Early modular cord (Trimline) problem
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 09:58:39 PM »
Hmm, that's interesting. I tried pushing it in, but it wouldn't hold. I'm assuming that means it's broken? What does it take to replace the plug?
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Re: Early modular cord (Trimline) problem
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 10:37:28 PM »
There should be a metal tab on the plug on the side that matches the notch for removing the plug.  If it isn't bent up enough, it might not latch.  If it is, but doesn't latch, there may be a problem with the jack.
 
It would help to verify which part is not working before replacing anything.
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