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Ericofon ringer Hey Gents, wassup!?! here's what I've got. An old original Ericofon rotary dial, which works fine except for the ringer. Have been told that some of these had no ringer, but the ex-roomate I got this from told me that the ringer had been disconnected. I have a fair amount of electro-mechanical expertise, am familiar with and have the tools to attach RJ11 connectors, so when my natural curiosity got hold and I pulled the guts out, here's what I found. First, I'm not sure this is the original cord for this phone. Anyway, inside were four screws where one might assume the cord would attach. One has a blue wire, the other yellow. The other two screws are part of the big red (answer) button switch on the bottom of the phone. However, there were only three wires from the cord connected...one to blue, one to one of the button switch screws, the third going to an orange wire with screw connection at the bottom of the circuit board. So, is there any way to visually determine if this thing does have any kind of ringer/buzzer, and if so what are the proper connections? Reference RJ11 connector with tab down, pointing away from me. Have at it!!

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Everything you need to know is right here: http://ericofon.com/work/wire.htm

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