I own an AT&T E5862BC cordless telephone answering machine... a base station and two handsets.
On the recording side of the machine are messages from a passed parent. It's the only record of my mother's voice in existence. I would very much like to get it off the machine before something bad happens and it disappears.
AT&T Telephone has been useless.
There is no jack on the base station. Putting a tape recorder up to the microphone produces garbage quality audio. The handsets, however, are a different story. The audio sounds better.
I've tried a Radio Shack pickup coil. No success, not a peep.
There is a headset jack. Picked up a 2.5mm plug, got out the scope, and turned on the handset, fully expecting to see something looking like dialtone.
Got out the voltmeter and checked the leads. Oh, there's voltage on both the microphone and speaker lines. Maybe it needs a real load.
I must be slow or something.. because this information should be out there somewhere.. but I'm probably typing the wrong keywords into Google.
Does anyone know the resistances of a headset?
Your time is appreciated.