buzzing, static in phone

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Old 11-12-07, 02:13 PM
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buzzing, static in phone

We have some four-line phones in our office. One of them has a buzzing static sound. We've tried switching the phones with others, and we have come to the conclusion that the buzzing is because of something inside the phone itself not the lines. Anyone know what to look for if we get inside of it?
 
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Have you tried to see if it's the cord? If you wiggle it back and forth you probably can tell. Or replace it with another cord and see if it's better.

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Check the handest cord too. or even swap handsets.
 
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Are the phones powered with wall wart power supplies? When you swapped phones, did you also swap the wall warts?
 
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replace the phone
 
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Originally Posted by mango man View Post
replace the phone
Mango Man,
These phone can run well upwards of a hundred bucks. It would be a waste to replace if it's just the handset cord or something.
 
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Originally Posted by Integrator97 View Post
Mango Man,
These phone can run well upwards of a hundred bucks. It would be a waste to replace if it's just the handset cord or something.

since the OP is asking what to look for inside Its not likely handset cord or "something " handset cord isn't going to cause buzzing but your right it is "something"

KSU less phones are poorly made and problematic , Like all consumer electronics they are throw away items
 
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If you switch phones, does the problem stay with the phone or the jack? If it is the phones, try replacing the handset wire and the wire that runs to the wall. Replace the phones if needed. If it is the jacks, pull them off and check for loose connections. The phones may have cross-talk among the lines. Some cross-talk is normal. If the wires are ran in the attic, they could be picking up radio waves, especially AM signals. You may be able to filter out radio waves with a ferrite bead (some cords have them, or they make ones that snap on cables). I’ve even heard of using DSL filters to block radio interference. If you have DSL, make sure it is wired correctly and the voice lines are filtered.
 
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Old 12-07-07, 07:26 PM
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Some cross-talk is normal. I
no , its not

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