TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: 1A2 Help Requested

Re: 1A2 Help Requested
Mon, 09 May 2005 18:16:36 -0700

TELECOM Digest Editor noted in response to the original query:

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I can tell this much; no one,but no
> one tampers with or tries to rewire the inside of a 1A2 phone. The
> wiring is just too complex. All the rewiring is done in the box on
> the wall where there is room to move your arms and fingers, _not_
> in the phone itself. PAT]

No doubt. No one ever changed the wiring within a 1A2 or 10A2 set, with
the expection of installing a buzzer for intercom. But, that wasn't
really rewiring; rather loosing a couple of screws to overlap

And, no one in the field re-wired a 1A2/10A2 KSU, other than to
restrap the tie down wiring to change features, etc.

Ain't computers great?!

TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I really do not think anything much can
be done inside those phones without a lot of grief that cannot be done
better and quicker at the punchdown block on the wall. I've done
'stuff' inside those phones but mainly things like remove or
re-arrange the ball-bearings under the push buttons so I could get two
or more buttons to stay down at one time. And once I converted a five-
line six-button phone with a hold button into a three line phone with
three associated hold buttons by using two of the line strips for each
line, so that three buttons merely put a short on each of the
associated three lines, and re-arranging the ball-bearings as
needed. This was circa 1975. It was not a fun project. That was the
day I vowed never to take one of those 1A2 phones apart again. PAT]

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