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Poll - Did you use the 100K mod to fix your caller-ID issue?

 
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Does snafu2's 100K Resistor caller-ID fix work for your MagicJack device?
1. Yes, it works!
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 100%  [ 9 ]
2. No, it didn't help!
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 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 9

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DrStrange
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 02 Aug 2008
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject:

My caller ID worked before the 12/17 upgrade [after which it stopped], so I used a 220k resistor, just to be cautious and so as to minimize any possible effect on audio quality. The resistor mod restored caller ID function.
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mcole44
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 03 Dec 2008
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject:

The resistor mod worked great for me until the upgrade. I will try the 220k fix. Hopefully that will work.
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mcole44
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 03 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject:

Just tried the 220k fix. Still doesn't work. Worked fine before the upgrade, but doesn't work now. Anyone else having trouble with the update?
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DrStrange
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 02 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject:

Sorry if I didn't explain clearly the first time:

My caller ID was working without the resistor mod before the 12/17 update. Since the original post about the resistor mod mentioned trying several different values of resistance, I used a higher resistance [in order to preserve audio quality; back in my 2-way radio days, putting a resistor across the transmitter audio line could get rid of feedback noises, etc, but it would make the audio tinny].

If your caller ID was working before 12/17 but not after, you'd theoretically need a lower value resistor. I think I'll leave it up to the person who invented the modification to suggest what value to use, unless you have a lot of junk resistors lying around and you want to try incrementing downward [use 92K, then 85K, etc.].


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JigoLigo
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 24 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject:

CID works well with my cheap GE phone without any 100k modification.
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mthrun
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject:

worked for me!!!
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PennWritre
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 06 Feb 2009
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Location: Pocono Mountains, PA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:08 am    Post subject: YES!!!

Very Happy Yes, this also worked for me.
A simple solution, rather than solder the resistor in between the wires was to install the resistor between the screw terminals inside the wall jack. I am using line 2 so I used Yellow and Black, as opposed to red and green for line 1.
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severly
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 08 Feb 2009
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject:

This worked for me also. Not a bad solution for 99 cents, and I have 4 extra resistors Very Happy
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gwguruman
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject:

Worked for me also.
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mdima
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 02 Feb 2009
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject:

I see CID on my phones, but only the incoming number, not the name. Will resistor fix help here?
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smalcom
MagicJack User


Joined: 06 Mar 2009
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Poll - Did you use the 100K mod to fix your caller-ID is

LikeMagic wrote:
If you had problem with caller-ID not showing up on your phone and you used snafu2's 100K resistor fix, does the fix work?

The 100K resistor Caller-ID fix provided by snafu2 is discussed here:
http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/inbound-cid-possible-fix-t108.html


Worked for me on my Uniden TRU9466 2-line phone.
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slycat63
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 08 Mar 2009
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: It Works!!

Caller ID works w/ 100k resistor
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Gear-Monkey
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:47 am    Post subject:

I just picked up a new MJ the other day from Radio Shack. Sometime my CID works and other times it doesn't work. Would this mod fix the issue? wiki said that this fix doesnt work anymore:

Quote:
Note: The 12/17/2008 upgrade seemed to cause this fix to stop working for some people. It was later reported that experimenting with different resisters helped, and one person reported a 220k-ohm resister worked. Also one report that the USB device's case may contribute to this problem, and that wrapping electrical tape around the device's case helped.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MagicJack/Support_Resources/FAQ#Why_doesn.27t_my_handset_display_caller_ID.3F

Any suggestions?
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Gear-Monkey
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:18 am    Post subject:

I tried this:

>Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>Scroll to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and expand>Right click on each USB Root Hub and select Properties>Select Power Management tab>Make sure the to uncheck the box next to "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

And it didn't work right away. So I swapped out the 6ft phone cord (cord that goes from phone to MagicJack) with a heavier, higher quality and it worked. Of course I'll need to give it a few days to see if it actually fixed it.

EDIT: Nevermind, didnt fix it
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str8shooter
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 19 Mar 2008
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject:

I have sold about 40 100k "do-dad's" and have had only one complaint.
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Gear-Monkey
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject:

str8shooter wrote:
I have sold about 40 100k "do-dad's" and have had only one complaint.


I made a do-dad thing (100k resistor) today and it seems to be working fine now.
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dhart94
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 27 Sep 2009
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Resistor

This 100K resistor worked great for me. Thanks for the info, saved me
lots of trouble. I was getting prepared to rewire the phone cables in the house.
Laughing
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Alpman
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 03 Sep 2008
Posts: 260
Location: Sierra Nevada Foothills - Frogtown, Ca

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject:

By popular demand, I've just listed the solderless Y-adapter version of this fix on ebay . I'm calling it the CIDJak Mini. Priced at under $7 plus actual shipping, it's a bargain. Check it out HERE. I'm not trying to make a killing on this product, just recoup some costs and cover a little of my time while providing a solution for some of you that don't have the means to build this handy little device themselves.
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V-Man
MagicJack Expert


Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 99
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: 100k ohm Magic fix

Just wanted to add my Thank You's to snafu2 for coming up with the 100k ohm resistor Caller ID display fix. Idea I suspected inner wiring capacitance was the issue but due to lack of experiment time, I just went out and bought a cordless base that supports multiple phones. I tried your fix just now and TA-DA! Now my whole house is supported INCLUDING the DirecTV receiver's Caller ID display. The magicJack Tech Support (I use the term "support" extremely loosely) told me specifically that it would never, quote "NEVER" work on my satellite receiver. I'm tempted to go rub it in their faces but my jabs would fall on deaf ears, I'm sure. I mean, they MUST be deaf, right? Snafu2 came up with this fix over two years ago and they're still telling their customers the same old incorrect BS?

At any rate, Snafu2, You are Truly Da MAN! Very Happy

Gonna go download the PCPhoneSoft software now. Hope my luck holds.

Later MJ fans.
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mgvet
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 21 Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: CID Fix

Thank you snafu2 for coming up with the 100k ohm resistor CID fix. It worked great. Wink
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shardman1
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 01 Apr 2010
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject:

Works fine with my Uniden also.
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tahwos
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 06 Oct 2010
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Still works!

I know this an old poll, but this fix still works. Just did it with a $15 vTech from Wal-Mart, and a MagicJack that I bought in February 2010. Crimped the resistor into an RJ11 connector and plugged it into a line splitter. It also worked plugging it into an empty phone jack, in the same room.

EDIT: For the sake of not bumping an old thread - my caller ID has never worked at any stage of upgrade, until today, when I added the resistor. I am currently on MagicJack 2.0.1, USB 2.0, directly into the back of my tower.


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shardman1
magicJack Apprentice


Joined: 01 Apr 2010
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: I don't need it anymore...

Since the last upgrade, I no longer need the fix to get caller ID to come through. I am running two MJ and noticed that the caller ID started working on the one that I did not have the resistor on, so I took it off the other one too. Works just fine. Thanks MJ!
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