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Bt contour 50 phone is completely dead. no display, dial tone. replaced cords Done all resets that manual say. not sure of water damage, but circuits and box all dry

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    jake sweeney Feb 08, 2014

    Hello, I have perchased a second hand BT Contour 100 and had the same problem it probley is that your battery is dead. You want a cr1 / 2 battery.

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Yeah, the internal battery is probably exhausted. You can replace it with a new one, which you can get on eBay, but you probably need to know how to solder it in

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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    David Williams Jul 29, 2011

    You def have toknow what you are doing. I have changed a few, but on one the lcd was all jumbled when connected to ;phone line. Dont know what i did wrong, maybe static?

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If a BT Contour payphone has no dial tone or display it usually meams that the internal, fixed lithium battery has failed.

We have repaired many Contour payphones by removing the battery and modifying the payphone to run on standard replaceable batteries.

If you replace the lithium battery with another one, you'll have the same problem again.

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Should just fire back up again, are you sure you put lead in correct socket? sorry if it seems a silly thing to say , but it is a common problem. Try resetting the system if the connections are correct.

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SOURCE: I have no dial tone

if another phone works using that same connection, but yours doesn't , then the phone is bad

Posted on Dec 08, 2010

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Have purchased this producct plugged it in no ringtone no flashing to indicate incoming call have operational line with dialing tone, help please asap as only line into work


I am assuming that you can hear dial tone on the handset, and you can make calls on the phone. If this is correct, then I would recommend contacting BT and getting the phone replaced with one that works. http://www.bt.com/help/home/landline.html

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Trouble dialling out - swamped by 'please insert coins on answer' message


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Why no dialing tone


no dialing tone indicates an open line or an extension that has not been hung up properly. IF you have a corded phone then it may be in the cord (broken at the hand piece or at the base) On the technical side it may be from the wires in are not paired properly ( go google and check for phone line pairing) and on the financial side the account has not been paid

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Lost phone manual, uniden d2997


I have a standard trouble-shooting routine for cordless phones. 1) Remove the battery from the handset (from all handsets for a multi-handset version). Then unplug the power cord from the base and wall outlet and also remove the telephone cord. Wait a few minutes and then reconnect the power and phone line cords. Reconnect the battery (ies) for the handsets. Make sure this connection is tight. Then make sure that the battery is fully charged (15 hours before first use) and register the handsets if needed. This is done by putting each handset onto the base in order for the D2997. Wait about 30 seconds for each one until you see the Handset Registered message. Make sure that you are within range of the base.

Next try a different telephone (RJ-11) phone cord between the base and the wall jack. Also check if the power adapter for the base is warm. For the next set of tests, I like to use an old corded telephone. Using a different phone, check if you get dial tone at the jack. If there is a dial tone, then the problem is with the Uniden phone. If the above trouble-shooting didn't help, then contact Uniden. These phones aren't meant to be user serviced.

If you do not have a normal dial tone, try another jack on the same telephone line. If there is dial tone at another jack, then you have a problem with the first jack. Otherwise find where your telephone service comes in. If you have a fairly new service, you'll find an RJ-11 jack. Plug your test phone into the jack and test for dial tone. If you have no dial tone or can't test your line, call your phone company. They will fix any outside problem for free. If it is an inside wiring problem, look at the visible wiring and determine if the wires are damaged. Open the jack (if only one is bad) and check for loose wires. There are two types of jacks. One secures the terminal wires with screws and the other uses a punch-down jack. For the screw type, strip additional insulation from the conductors, if needed, and then reconnect them. For the punch-down type, you will need the punch-down tool. It is available at many hardware stores in the wiring section. Use this diagram to check your jack wiring: http://www.lanshack.com/wire_phone_jack.aspx . If you can't see an obvious problem with the wiring, you may want a professional to deal with the wiring in the wall. Your telephone company will do this for a fee.
Uniden has the manuals for their DECT phones on their site: http://www.uniden.com/bin/venda?ex=co_disp-view&bsref=uniden&scat=dectphones_mnl . The manual for the D2997 is available here: http://www.uniden.com/content/ebiz/uniden/resources/ownersmanuals/D2997om.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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How easy is it to to replace battery in a Contour 50 payphone? One site says the soldering will blow the chips. Terry


HI,

I have just replaced the battery on a similar phone today (not a BT one, but a "Payphone Link 20", its belgian counterpart).

It was a bit tricky as the battery is soldered on both sides of the circuit board, but the battery was replaced in a matter of minutes and the phone works fine now.

I wouldn't recommend this to the novice however. You need good soldering skills + equipment, and basic knowledge of how to handle a circuit board without damaging it (i.e. short circuit or electro-static discharge).

If you're not sure, I would advise you to get it done by someone familiar with electronics repair. Otherwise there are several companies that could fix it for you : you send them the front of the phone by mail, they replace the battery, clean and check the phone, and send it back to you.

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Fitting a new battery to a bt contour payphone


I have a bt contour 100 that had the same problem no dial tone and nothing on the screen this is easily fixed by soldering in a new battery or soldering in a battery holder / battery back that takes 3 aaa batteries in place of the old battery you may have to solder two separate wires into the positive side and one wire into the neutral side after the old battery has been removed once you have soldered two wires into the positive thoes two wires need to be connected to the positive side of the battery holder and the other single wire into the neutral side of the battery holder once done correctly when you have inserted 3 AAA batteries and reset the payphone it will start working again bare in mind when you reset the payphone the pin number will go back to its default setting you may have to contact bt payphone help desk to get the default pin if you don't already have it there is a company offering to convert the bt contour payphone to run on regular alkaline batteries which are easily replaced but getting it professionally converted would come at a cost you can easily do it yourself giving some basic knowledge of electrical wiring and some common sense. The payphone runs on a 3v dc lithium battery that costs £9.99 on some sites on the Internet I believe that you can also get it to work on a 3v DC adapter but I have not tested or tried running my payphone on a power adapter as converting it to run on aaa batteries is easier and quicker to replace
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Hi, Ive got a BT Contour 100 Payphone, but there is no dial tone or display. Cheers


You need to dismantle phone and replace Varta CR1/2AA 3Volt lithium battery. Dismantling is easy enough but you MUST lay out the screws etc so they go back in the right place, particularly the one with the two nylon washers underneath the head.

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Can't hear caller


This problem often results from a defective handset cord--check the handset cord by switching it with a good one. If that solves the problem, replace the cord. With a portable phone, substitute a transmitter from another telephone--replace if necessary.

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