A lot of visitors find my web site using search engines. One of the
reasons they are using that search engine is because they have a phone the
is no longer working. I do offer repair, but as a believer in the spirit
of DYI, I like to offer my visitors help in fixing their own phones.
If you would like more information on troubleshooting and fixing your
phone, you can send me an email with as detailed a description as possible
of the problem. I would also like any make and model information and if
you can find information printed on the back or bottom of the phone, send
that as well. Nearly all problems can be dealt with via email and the only
tool you will need in almost all cases is a screw driver. Parts are
typically just a few dollars.
If you would rather not attempt the repair yourself, or you have
attempted and are stuck, you can box up the phone (and all related pieces if
you've taken it apart) and send it in. Click on the "Repair Service" icon below
for a form to fill out and send in with the phone. If you live outside of
the USA, please contact me first about return shipping costs.
Typical Repair Costs:
Wall phones and desk phones (Prices include parts and labor)
|Overhaul - $20 1
||Install polarity guard - $10
|Replace broken jacks - $10 each ($15 for two)
||Add an internal digital converter - $60 4
|Replace handset cord - $10
||Replace ringer - $10 labor plus part (varies)
|Overhaul - $20 1
||Add NOS cord and plug - $20
|Color Restoration - $20 2
||Add Reproduction cord - $15
|Add Ringer - $20
||Replace Receiver - $20 3
1. Overhaul includes
take the phone apart, buffing plastics (no repairs), clean TouchTone key
pad contacts or clean and lubricate rotary dial. Check integrity of
components, wiring issues, full testing and adjusting.
2. Not always 100%, I will do my best to make it look as
close to new as possible.
3. Not always successful. Since these were not meant to be
replaced, they are difficult to remove without damaging the phone.
4. Rotary phones only, not available for all phones.