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Polycom 501 displays "Checking application"

We have a Polycom 501 phone that displays the initial startup screen and then goes immediately to "Checking application". I have tried to do a 'reset' of it by pressing 4*68 while booting and then reset the basic information but there was no change.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Robert

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brodie7838
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SOURCE: i am unable to push the configuration files into polycom soundpoint ip 330 through tftpd

This means the phone's SIP application has been erased. You will need to download the SIP app and BootROM from the Polycom support page, host the files on a boot server, and then point the phone to this server from the server menu so the phone will reboot and download the files.

http://www.polycom.com/support/voice/soundpoint_ip/soundpoint_ip330_320.html

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

SOURCE: Dead Polycom 501

u have the cable plugged in backwards
check it

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: just installing polycom 501 phones with nextiva

Ohh this mean, you did not register this extension on your phone system. Create this extension on your phone system. Be sure that password given on Phonesystem is also configured on phone too.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

corydzbinski
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SOURCE: failed to get boot parameters via DHCP

You didn't provide any information about your network which is ALWAYS required to provide any type of help, not to mention a solution.

"Failed to get boot parameters via DHCP, xxx seconds until reboot" simply means that the computer isn't getting an IP address from your router. Setting up your router is another entirely separate topic.


This is pretty simple though, one of three things is happening:

1. Your router is not properly configured to provide DHCP to the phone.
2. Your network cable is bad.
3. Your phone is bad (most likely the RJ45 port since the phone seems to work otherwise).

You can check for bad ports or cables by checking the port status within the router. If the port is lit up, most likely the cable and phone port are fine. This is not 100% though, replacing the cable should always be a consideration even with a lit port.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Making a Polycom SoundPoint 501 work on an Avaya IPO

As you have probably found, SIP phones are not supported until R5, which just came out.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

brodie7838
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SOURCE: can ping my polycom 501 but cannot open with my

Have you tried a factory reset from the menu interface? Be careful if you do, and only choose "Format File System" as a last resort, and only if you feel comfortable enough setting up a FTP/TFTP boot server to re-provision the phone, as this option will erase everything, and then all it'll do is get stuck in a boot cycle until reprovisioned.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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