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Connect the Meridien 2616D to my home phone line

I have a bunch of old Meridien 2616D stations and needed another phone at home.  Brought one from my office but it won't work on my home phone line when I plug the jack in.  I know that the outlet has dial tone to it because I use it for my home fax machine. 
Any suggestions on how to get it to work?  I didn't want to have to go buy another phone.

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It wont ever work.this is a nortel proprietary telephone and will only work on the nortel products. there is also issues with voltages are lucky if you have not damaged the ptt end of your home line remove it as quickly as you can...hope this helps

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It's not clear what the ciscumstances are.

However, I give it a try.

Maybe you just got this phone, installed it by hooking up the power. In such case you should carefulle have read the manual.
1) Power
Did you connect the poweradapter ?

2) Line
A) Some phones require a cable-connection (RJ45 connector), either to another phone-station or straight to the land-line inside your house / office. Check this connection if you made this cable-connection.

B) Some DECT-type, and require another (wireless) station to be connected to (wireless). Check the manual how to connect your phone to this remote, wireless station.

In some cases you might face some hardware / technical problems.
1) Battery

If there's no light at the display, you got probably a battery-problem. If you own this device already for a long time, you might have a fair chance the battery is old and should be replaced.

If the phone is new, you should check the power-adapter which is charging the phone (it's batteries).

A) Power
Check if it is connected well to the power-outlet. Some adapters contain a built-in small LED (light), which will emit light when connected to the wall-outlet. When plugged in correctly, the LED should emit light (red or green).

B) No contact
The module, or also called "station" is the part where the phone slides in, when you're not using your phone. However, it's possible the connection from the adapter to the phone is not perfect.

= Poweradapter
The other end of the poweradapter should be plugged correctly into the module/holder.

= Mis-agignment
The module / station contain some (gold-alike) pins. The phone, contains gold alike pads, which should connect to these pins, when the phone is located in the module.
Sometimes, due to malfunction in manufacturing-, or even logistic process, the pins might get mis-aligned. Or, even rough (ab)use of sliding the phone back into the station might result in mis-alignment of these pins. In such case you can (carefully!) re-align these pins.

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First, does the base have power? Is the handset fully charged and recognized by the primary base station (for a multi-handset system)? Is the base station plugged in to a working phone line (I like to use an old corded phone for checking this - listen for dial tone first)? Is the phone cord to the base bad (try a different cord)? Does your phone work with the base plugged into another phone jack? If you can, check if the incoming phone wiring is working (there should be a box where the utility comes in that can be opened - plug in a test phone into the test jack there).

A bad jack is indoor wiring and you will be responsible for fixing it. (Depending on the faceplate, these are either multiple wires to screws or a terminal block. The screw type can be overtightened and break one wire.) If it is a problem at the utility box, your phone company should do the service.

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(I've lost phone service at the box on one line of a multi-line home for unknown reasons and lost all lines due to a bad backhoe operator. Both were fixed asap by the company. A third outage only affected the dsl and was lightning strike related - damaged a noise/interference block.)

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