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Topic # 245232 24-Jan-2019 16:35
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I've been asked to replace the curly telephone cord that connects between the handset and main unit (Uniden SSE27) … wiggling the cord causes static and the phone often disconnects when being used, so probably a broken wire or faulty plug.

 

The plug is quite slim compared to other phone cables, so probably RJ11-4C/4P-US modular plug type?

 

Not a lot of retailers left selling these, but some I've found describe the cable as "cross-over" … is this normal for wired phones?

 

 


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  Reply # 2167038 24-Jan-2019 17:22
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@jpoc … saw it, but haven't yet tried them.  Thanks.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2167050 24-Jan-2019 17:45
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Have you tried you local Sallys / Op shop ? I just gave them a pile of different phone cords last month.
They may even have a wired phone with appropriate cord for a few bucks.



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  Reply # 2167053 24-Jan-2019 17:52
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@Scotdownunder … my very thought was to try a few tomorrow wink


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  Reply # 2167186 24-Jan-2019 21:23
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Rickles:

I've been asked to replace the curly telephone cord that connects between the handset and main unit (Uniden SSE27) … wiggling the cord causes static and the phone often disconnects when being used, so probably a broken wire or faulty plug.


The plug is quite slim compared to other phone cables, so probably RJ11-4C/4P-US modular plug type?




RJ9, the handset plugs are smaller in all directions compared to line cords that vary in width but stay the same height. Jaycar have a long handset cord ~$10 but a good op shop is well worth a visit.

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  Reply # 2167189 24-Jan-2019 21:47
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Work gets replacements from http://www.cables.co.nz murry fussel.





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  Reply # 2167201 24-Jan-2019 22:02
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Scotdownunder: Have you tried you local Sallys / Op shop ? I just gave them a pile of different phone cords last month.
They may even have a wired phone with appropriate cord for a few bucks.

 

I donate any gear not worth putting on Trade Me etc to Habitat for Humanity's 'Restore' shop in Pukekohe and there were stuff donated by others there too. I also saw many comms/IT/etc stuff at their Ōtara store as well.


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  Reply # 2167205 24-Jan-2019 22:43
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Yep Maurie Fussell have all the random phone stuff.

www.cables.co.nz




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Thanks all smile




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UPDATE:  Got a replacement cord (it is RJ9, thanks @Bung), but problem still exists … even tried cleaning socket with Iso'.

 

Oddly, when cut out occurs I can hear the person using the phone, but they can't hear me … and the cut out happens when one pulls the cord at a certain angle.  Tried 'jamming' plug in socket to ensure all wires are in contact, but still problem.

 

The plug is 'sloppy' in the socket, so possibly worn through wear & tear?

 

Are these sockets replaceable?  Is there a repair service (Wellington)?  Is new phone the answer? (Voluntary organisation with limited funds).


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  Reply # 2169839 29-Jan-2019 19:10
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Its probably desoldered from the board at one end. The handset end usually has pins straight on the end of the wire and then pressed into a socket frame.

 

Something like that isnt worth a technicians time to open and repair so I expect that noone will take it on if you try.





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  Reply # 2169848 29-Jan-2019 19:24
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Rickles:

 

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Are these sockets replaceable?  Is there a repair service (Wellington)?  Is new phone the answer? (Voluntary organisation with limited funds).

 

 

Is it just a standard analogue pushbutton handset you're after?  If so, I dare say that a fellow geekzoner would have a spare one lying around somewhere that they're prepared to part with for not a lot in exchange.  (I would happily donate if I had a spare but a few weeks ago I was actually forced to spend $40 at JB HiFi to buy one for our own household.)





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  Reply # 2169854 29-Jan-2019 19:35
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@richms ... probably right on all counts, but I may try unscrewing the cover plate and looking ... might be an obvious repair (glue/solder).

 

@floydbloke ... it's not only an answer phone, but the main phone for the office concerned.  They might agree to simply replace it, or I'll give them a loaner to use while I have a look inside it wink, nothing to lose I guess.

 

 

 

 


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