I have quite a few telephones. One I bought supposedly broken but I fished the jack out of the phone and found part of the connector was missing. A line cord could still snap in.
Today, I was swapping cords from my PBX and the part of the plug that keeps the cord in broke off. The cord is fine obviously but the jack is not. The only way to keep the cord in is by pinching down on it with my fingers which is impractical.
I tried duct taping them together tightly to force the wires to touch but they would only work for a few seconds or minutes. I have since removed all the duct tape. A clothespin will not fit around them.
How can I get the line cord to stay, or otherwise modify the cord or the jack to stay? I am not sure about rewiring.
This phone is useless without the jack working.
I am handy with telephone operation but not fixing wiring issues. What I envision would be either:
- Wrapping something really, really, really tight around the cord and connector.
- Strip the line cord, cut the connector off and somehow fuse (aka scotch tape) the four wires together