PHONE TECH TIPS
THIS PAGE IS TO HELP THOSE WHO ALSO
WANT TO COLLECT AND RESTORE
MA BELLS TOUCH TONE PHONES
The first bit of advice I can give
any one collecting these phones is to get the Bell System Practices
(BSP`s) for these phones. The most useful is the "station
services" vol 1&2. Look for them on Ebay. These are the
Bibles of the phone company and invaluable in restorations.
One of the most asked questions asked
has been "My Touch O Matic does not work, can you help"
Two of the most common problems are -failing to have the power
transformer to power the phone and charge the battery. The next
is a dead Nicad rechargeable battery. To get a transformer you
will have to search Ebay, MaBell does not support this stuff any
more. The fix the dead battery problem you will have to remove
the dead pack and rebuild it. These are also not available from
Bell. If you are not good at rebuilding Nicad pacs you can go
to a battery store such as Batteries Plus and they can do it.
I was able to find some Cordless phone batteries that fit the
bill on some of the TOM 32`s, soldering was required.