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How to Repair a Phone that Stopped Working

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Repair a Telephone that Stopped Working: What to Check to Get Your Telephone Working, Telephone Problems and How to Fix Them.

Telephone Problems and How to Fix Them

Electrical Question: Our phone suddenly quit working because of the wiring to the phone jack.

Thanks, Colleen.

This home electrical question came from Colleen, in Bradenton, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Colleen.

How to Repair a Telephone that Stopped Working

Application: Wiring for a Telephone.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Certified Electrician or Telephone Technician.
Tools Required: Basic Straight Slot and Philips Screw Drivers, wire strippers for 20 to 24 gauge wire.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and small phone wires.
Precaution: If installing or relocating additional telephone wiring, or replacing a phone jack the main phone cable or the Test Jack should be disconnected before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional telephone cable wiring and replacement parts should be done using approved phone cable and phone jacks that are approved and compatible with the local telephone company system specifications.

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