I am trying to diagnose what is wrong with my mother's phone line.
Her 3 cordless phone stopped getting a dial tone.
1. I discovered it was not the phone company lines.
2. I ran a temp new wire to the base phone and got it going and
disconnected the other cordless
3. Now the one phone isn't working.
and he could still have the problem.....
on my box, there is a test port. I plugged my phone into the test port..
worked fine, so telco side ok, right???
Plugged the little jumper back in and my inside lines are dead.
Disconnected all but one, and it's still dead....
long story short, the telco box was actually bad. not making a connection
between the little jumper wire and the studs the customer hooks to.
took a bit to convince them of that.. but they finally did come out and
hang a new box.
Thanks Steve, I think you are the sharpest of the ones who replied.
(I am not taking the negative repliers personal mayble they are having
a bad day. :-)
Since the new wire works, then the phone box probably works though it
was replaced after Hurricane Ike because the old line was ripped from
the wall by the winds.
I am taking my volt meter to my mom's house tomorrow and will get it
figured out and I will post what I found.
Andie-Boi, you really should take the constructive criticisms to heart
instead of rationalizing them away and blowing them off. Your ability to
express your ideas and seek advice clearly in writing shows considerable
room for improvement.
A writing skills improvement course is definitely in order. But on the other
hand, you may just be a dumb guy-- in which case any remedial efforts would
be a pointless.
There are only 2 wires in the phone system in your house that carry a
signal. Either you have a break in the lines, a shorted line, or one or
more phones are defective.
Unplug all the phones and connect a known good phone to where each phone is.
If no dialtone, go the the outside box and see if you get a dial tone there.
If so, either the inside wiring is open or shorted. If you have a meter
disconnect the outside line and check the house wiring for a short. If not
shorted, then you have an open wire.
If you do get a dialtone, hook up each phone one at a time and see if one or
more is bad.
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