Question about NexxTech 4318570 Corded Phone

1 Answer

RadioShach Cat No. 43-8978 Phone (Today NexxTech - The Source CC)

I have to repair for a phone collector a specific vintage phone replica from RadioShach (InterTan) catalog number: 43-8978. It is a replica of a 50's black phone with a dial on front. Presumably, the model (molds and dies) was owned by the Paramount Comunications Company. The old fashioned dial has round touch tone buttons instead a classic rotative dial that functions likely any normal today's touchtone phone. The problem: - The phone rings correctly but when we take the handset, the person who called us cannot be heard from us and it seems to be the same thing for the caller. The caller cannot hear us. A very weak sound can be heard but neither the caller and the receiver can't talk mutually. - When we dial a number, the green DEL's who light on normally once the handset taken in hand, short down and nothing goes on! Also when dialing a number, No tone can be heard we hear only a "TAK" once the dial button pushed and the green DEL's shot down each time! The "PULSE/TONE" switch is settled to "TONE" and the "RINGER" switch is settled to "ON". Where I can get informations, PDF's to repair vintage phone replicas (normal touchtone phones) whatever the brand? Did someone on this forum can help me to find the problem? Thanks! Lhupa

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers

Hi,
It is hard to diagnose an issue without having the phone in front of me. It can be namy things. These are probably made in CHina or overseas using cheap components.

What I would first suspect, is frayed wires inside the coiled cord. You can't see them broken, because they are covered up. It sould be the switch where the ophone hangs up. Many components are hot glued in place, dumb idea.

If you can hear the other person even parely it shows that there is an issue with a good connection. Over time, wires flex, and can break inside the cord. Switches might get out of place, get loose due to the hot glue coming off. Switches can also get dirty and must have contact cleanier sprayed inside the switch.
What I can suggest, is that you make a call, then when listening, wiggle the whole coiled cord wire back and forth, up and down, all directions. IF there is a momentary time when you can hear loudly, then you have found your problem. If the phone was in front of me, I could make some tests, but it is impossible to diagnose over the internet.
There may be a member of an antique telephone collectors forum around your area. I know the phone is not antique, but they will have the ability to test the phone locally.
Good lcuk.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I lost my phone


Sorry about that.

Jul 06, 2016 | safelinkwireless.com

Tip

Auto repair manuals online


The Internet, though, has a large number of web sites where
you can buy service manuals and schematics from bookstores,
publishers, and other collectors. Here is just a sampling of
what sites are out there:

Chilton Repair Manuals
http://www.chilton.cengage.com/

Factory Automanuals
http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/
serch for : factory service auto repair manuals


Haynes Publishing
Haynes auto manuals
http://www.haynes.com/

Vintage Books
Vintage books com Rare used and out of print books
http://www.vintage-books.com/

AutoLit
http://www.autolit.com/home.htm

on Jan 11, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to replace a broken hood release cable


The Internet, though, has a large number of web sites where
you can buy service manuals and schematics from bookstores,
publishers, and other collectors. Here is just a sampling of
what sites are out there:

Chilton Repair Manuals
http://www.chilton.cengage.com/

Factory Automanuals
http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/

Haynes Publishing
http://www.haynes.com/

Vintage Books
Vintage books com Rare used and out of print books
http://www.vintage-books.com/

AutoLit
http://www.autolit.com/home.htm

Repair Manual Dot Com
Repair Manuals Online

Jan 11, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Flashing anti theft when all door is lock


The Internet, though, has a large number of web sites where
you can buy service manuals and schematics from bookstores,
publishers, and other collectors. Here is just a sampling of
what sites are out there:

Chilton Repair Manuals
http://www.chilton.cengage.com/

Factory Automanuals
http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/

Haynes Publishing
http://www.haynes.com/

Vintage Books
Vintage books com Rare used and out of print books
http://www.vintage-books.com/

AutoLit
http://www.autolit.com/home.htm

Repair Manual Dot Com
Repair Manuals Online

web based auto repair manuals

Jan 11, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a Barbie Mattel O Phone and recently got the records that go inside however I have no instructions. I inserted batteries but it didn't work. Do these old 1960 s toys no longer work, or can they...


Yes they should work if uou inserted everything correctly. I would suggest using different ebay links, one specifically..

  • Vintage Lot of 6 1965 Mattel Mattel-O-Phone Records Toy Collectibles Vintage Set of 6 Mattel-O-Phone Records by Mattel. 5 records are dated 1965 & 1 is dated 1967. Records include...Barbie, Talky Toys, Familiar Friend
    mybookbarn.ecrater.com/p/6503772/vintage-lot-of-6-1965-mattel-o-phone-records · Cached page
  • Vintage BARBIE Mattel O Phone RECORD GC telephone ' eBay
    • Seller 100.0% positive ·
    • Free shipping ·
    • Shelbyville, Tennessee
    Dolls & Bears > Dolls > Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973) > Vintage (Pre-1967) ... Vintage BARBIE Mattel O Phone RECORD GC telephone
    cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-BARBIE-Mattel-O-Phone-RECORD-GC-telephone-/150549739745?pt=LH... · Cached page
  • Sep 18, 2011 | Mattel O Phone Record Discs Talking Toy...

    1 Answer

    Free online repair manual for a 2000 chevy blazer


    The Internet, though, has a large number of web sites where
    you can buy service manuals and schematics from bookstores,
    publishers, and other collectors. Here is just a sampling of
    what sites are out there:

    Factory Automanuals
    http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/
    search for : factory service auto repair manuals

    Chilton Repair Manuals
    http://www.chilton.cengage.com/

    Haynes Repair Manuals
    Haynes Publishing
    Haynes auto manuals
    http://www.haynes.com/

    Vintage Books
    Vintage books com Rare used and out of print books
    http://www.vintage-books.com/

    AutoLit
    http://www.autolit.com/home.htm

    Mar 13, 2011 | Chevrolet Blazer Cars & Trucks

    2 Answers

    Callers can't leave a message


    If you unplug the machine for ten minutes, it should reset to factory settings, try doing this first.

    Feb 04, 2009 | Uniden Cordless Phone

    2 Answers

    Looking for nexxtech 4 in1 remote control codes cat no1519002


    i need to unlock my t-mobile blackberry curve 8320 ; i need the unlocking code imei # 358264015548563 caan u help me. scar.

    Aug 27, 2008 | Apple iPhone 3G

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    NexxTech 4318570 Corded Phone Logo

    230 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top NexxTech Lands Phones Experts

    Computer Repairing
    Computer Repairing

    Level 3 Expert

    14641 Answers

    Cindy Wells

    Level 3 Expert

    5340 Answers

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    78267 Answers

    Are you a NexxTech Lands Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...