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I added a Phone Jack and my Phone Stopped Working

I want to put another phone jack in my house so I can move my computer. I tried adding a phone line to existing line and it shut off my phone.


Electrical Question from Janet about Phone Jack Wiring

Received from Janet a Handywoman in Yakima, WA

Question: I want to put another phone jack in my house so I can move my computer. I tried adding a phone line to existing line and it shut off my phone.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi Janet – Make sure your connections are correct. Match the existing type of wire as the original phone jack. Check the phone jack wiring for each wire.

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