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Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Apr-17 08:46:46
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Replace BT Master Socket


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Hi

My current master socket has a few cracks in it so I'd like to replace it.

Can anyone recommend what the best option is.

Thanks

Edited by MrPete (Tue 04-Apr-17 12:33:52)

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Apr-17 08:50:58
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That box looks fine from the photo - where are the cracks?
Standard User jaydub
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Apr-17 09:05:47
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Re: Replace BT Master Socket


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If it's the back box, the only official advice is that you need to ask OpenReach to replace it as the back box is there equipment. This may end up costing you at least £120 + VAT.

Unofficially, RunITDirect sell the OR NTE5s at a not unreasonable price. wink (Other suppliers may be available!!)


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Standard User witchunt
(member) Tue 04-Apr-17 09:10:24
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Re: Replace BT Master Socket


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Looks like a screen grab from some where (is that an ISDN NTE in the background?).
EBay or amazon for a cheap replacement.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Apr-17 09:23:28
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Knowing which bit has cracks is key to knowing what to suggest as possible replacements. If it is just the front plate then ADSL nation could be a good easy choice. If it is the main back plate then it should be a BT job as it is not supposed to be done by end users (and if a fault develops and it is a non-BT component then they may charge for fix).
Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Apr-17 11:56:35
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Sorry I should have been clearer.

The image is a sample to show what mine is like.

The cracks are on the VDSL Filter/Splitter and NTE5 front plate.

Any links to suitable replacements ?

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 04-Apr-17 12:04:55
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Loads on google. You want an NTE5A faceplate and a Mk3 VDSL filter. And a warning sign saying "Don't bash this with the vacuum cleaner".

Kindness isn't going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it's a good place to begin. Daisy Ridley.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 04-Apr-17 12:06:23)

Standard User MrPete
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Apr-17 12:14:07
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I think the vacuum is the reason for this..smile
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Tue 04-Apr-17 12:19:49
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Are you sure you're talking about the MK3? I thought it was the MK4 that you had to be "extra careful" with. tongue
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 04-Apr-17 14:08:04
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LOL. Bash a Mk4 with a vacuum cleaner and it wouldn't crack. It would simply fall off. Breaking its retaining clip(s) in the process.

Kindness isn't going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it's a good place to begin. Daisy Ridley.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 04-Apr-17 14:08:39)

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