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BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

henderson1977
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Posts: 191
Registered: 31-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

Hi all

I have recenty moved home and noticed my BT master phone socket was missing the 2 screws to secure it in place. Consequently, the internal wiring that was keeping it secure has eventually come loose and my phone line no longer works.

I obviously need to re-connect the 2 wires and screw the box securely. I now have 2 screws, but I am not sure where the 2 internal wires should connect to. There are several options, but I want to avoid trial-and-error, in case I permanently damage anything.

Can anyone advice how/where the 2 internal wires should be connected to on a BT master phone socket please?

Apologies if this post is off topic and not regarded as "hardware"...

Thanks in advance
Scott
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BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

If the rest of the wiring is conforming, then 2 and 5 should be connected.
henderson1977
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Posts: 191
Registered: 31-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

Thanks for your swift reply, gotdsl. Sorry but I am a complete novice at this... any chance you could either explain where 2 and 5 are, or provide a link to a diagram please...?

Cheers
Scott

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Njal
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Registered: 30-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

henderson1977
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Posts: 191
Registered: 31-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

Thanks both, I'll give it a go.
Nick_Russell
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Registered: 10-05-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

henderson1977
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Posts: 191
Registered: 31-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

Thanks guys. I go it working again ("with a little help from my friends").

It would have been better to have the correct tool to secure the 2 cables in place, but I don't expect it to come undone.

Scott
Njal
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Posts: 290
Registered: 30-07-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

It's amazing what you can do with a large enough hammer!

Regards
Neil
The_10th
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Registered: 08-04-2007

BT master phone socket wires - how connect?

Pin 3 is for the Bell voltage usually orange.