I recently bought yet another Cisco IP Phone from 7940 from eBay. Usually, I don’t buy used electronics from eBay because I want to check and test any device before I buy it. I know once you commit buying on eBay you can’t back out like any other online shops but I got a good deal for it. And all you need from an IP phone is for it to boot up and work, the outside blemishes wouldn’t really matter. (For some but I hate scratches) I like buying from Craigslist. Simple, you can check it out before you buy it.
When I received my Cisco phones, one of the rear stands weren’t holding when you pull it down. Normally, it will lock in place but this you have to play with it til the lock goes in a certain position. This happens when someone does not know how to unlock the stand and forces it up or down. At that point, I really did not know the mechanics inside it and once I noticed that, I obsessed about it and the only thing I could think about was, “is it repairable?” I like repairing things and the feeling I get after I succeed! Again, it was time for me to research and learn. Google is my main resource nowadays. It is sad but it helps me learn.
I found exactly what I was looking for.