Author Topic: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline  (Read 499 times)

Offline Jf510

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Re: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 10:32:01 AM »
Hi..I was going to try another handset but I am use to the old two white wires, one red and one black. This phoneís handset has a red, green, yellow and black. I donít know what to do. Any suggestions?

Offline trainman

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Re: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 10:59:20 AM »
before you take it apart, note where this handset is connected. Just in case you order a new one. new ones sometimes come with the  yellow and green wire. the white-white-red-black is original Western electric color code.

W    4
R    3
BK  6
W   8

Offline Jf510

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Re: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 12:17:32 PM »
Thanks for that handset wiring info. I put it in my folder for future reference. I am not noticing the static today for some reason but I switched the handset anyway because the dial tone also sounded a little distant like hearing it through a sea shell. My replacement handset sounded the same so maybe itís a characteristic of this payphone. I put the origional back on. I will try again later to see if the static comes back.

Offline trainman

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Re: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 12:24:12 PM »
it should sound like any normal phone. could be lose or dirty connections. id make sure the plug into the control board is seated and clean.  how is it connected to the outside word? if you have boradband or dsl internet that requires phones to have a dsl filter on them, make sure the payphones does as well.

since you are not using the  protel board that was in it when you got it , you cannot connect the volume control with the current control board. if you want to, you need a seperate amplifier board. make sure the loud button is not connected. although you probably cant anyway, as it should have a plug on it to plug into the removed protel board.
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Offline Jf510

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Re: Looking for info to get payphone to work on my landline
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 01:30:59 PM »
Hi...to explain better the dial tone is not distance but when dialing and the dial tone goes off I can hear a hissing sound so not clean and quiet like my other phones. I have the original landline and not service through a internet. Itís not bad at all but I was curious on why it wasnít quiet.