[Novalug] OT: Broken phone line ?
cpenning at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 10:04:20 EST 2007
Oops, addressed my last note to Greg, should have been to you Rich.
I see that you already plugged a handset into the NID and got dialtone
(yeah, I went back & rearead the thread.) And if I understand correctly,
you've checked the line with NO devices attached (all phones/fax
machines/modems/etc UNplugged but the NID plug connected to the internal
wiring) and got the straight to voicemail behavior. And also I understand
that the jacks are connected in series.
Now go to the 1st jack in the series and disconnect the downstream jack at
the 1st jack so that this is the only jack connected. Test this jack with
multiple handsets (preferably nice reliable chorded old school phones like
Princess phones.) If that works, then reconnect the downstream and test
again (in case your mucking about randomly corrected the short.) Next go to
jack #2. Lather rinse repeat.
On 1/11/07, Rich Goodwin <rich.goodwin at cox.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 21:10 -0500, gregory pryzby wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 09:03:48PM -0500, Rich Goodwin wrote:
> > > I had this once - found that one of the phones was fried and that hung
> > > the line.
> > I will test the phones on my VOIP that works.
> > > So, disconnect all phones and then disconnect the home line at the
> > > wait a bit (I always LOVE these subjective time frames! .... LOL) ,
> > I will mess with the NID in daylight....
> > I have had the phones unplugged for over an hour....
> > > then reconnect from the NID. Call home using your cell - & verify
> > > is ok. Then plugin the "dumbest" of the phones. I had to trace the
> > > phone lines from the NID ... if you can do that, try at the connection
> > > closest to the NID and slowly work outwards (assuming the line works).
> > No lines work... But I will try that in the morn when i can see
> > outside.
> I am able to track the physical line from the NID into the house to the
> 1st drop. It was somewhat easy to mentally track the line through the
> house. Keep in mind they connect up serially so it helps a bit.
> > > I doubt it is the wiring - it's likely a connection. You also may
> > > to retighten the connections.
> > thanks
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