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Offline wds

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Chicago Semi Potbelly
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:53:35 PM »
Picked up a Chicago Semi Potbelly this week - does anyone know how to remove the bottom plate?  I'm sure it's something simple, but I don't want to damage anything trying to figure it out.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 12:56:16 PM »
It appears that the 3 screws in a triangle pattern holds the base on. The 4th screw might be cord restraint.

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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 03:06:26 PM »
those aren't screws, rather they are rivets.  I thought the cover might rotate right or left to come off.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 11:52:59 AM »
Maybe there is a hidden tab that needs to be depressed before unlocking?
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 01:03:32 PM »
Any chance that by taking apart the perch/hook switch will allow the bottom to drop down?
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 01:06:05 PM »
You will never manage to remove the cover, so there is no point in keeping the phone.  I would be willing to help though by taking that problem phone off your hands ;-).

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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 01:20:51 PM »
larry - if I can't get the bottom plate off it's all yours!  the canadian candlestick comes apart that way - remove the screw by the receiver arm and the bottom and switch assembly drops down.  i will try that on this chicago tonight.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 01:36:55 PM »
. . . the canadian candlestick comes apart that way - remove the screw by the receiver arm and the bottom and switch assembly drops down.  i will try that on this chicago tonight.

I was just guessing based on my experience of taking apart a 1980s Decotel rotary dial stick which came apart that way, from the top down. But that is a new, self contained stick. Will be surprised if it works the same with yours, getting it apart from the top down.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 08:06:40 PM »
Dave,

Thats the way it comes off.  Remove that screw at the back by the hookswitch and the bottom drops out except it gets stuck.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 08:08:23 PM »
Pull off the perch and you can push the switch down through the shaft.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 08:11:12 PM »
I removed the screw and the phone came apart.  The base plate also comes off by rotating the plate.  I notice yours has some extra contacts compared to mine.  I assume those are for the button on your base?
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 08:16:15 PM »
yes those contacts are for the button
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
cleaned up a little.
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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 08:08:46 AM »
Good work Dave.    The set looks beautiful ! 

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Re: Chicago Semi Potbelly
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2017, 08:59:43 AM »
Very nice!
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