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Handsets are saying searching can not use the phone

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  • bthomson458 Nov 03, 2008

    the extra phone ge 26921 keeps reporting "Searching..."

  • deelight65 Nov 19, 2008

    I bought a trio of Phillips CD245 on ebay reconditioned when i got them yesterday there was no instructions, All 3 handsets have the searching on them and i dont know what to do, I have taken the batteries out and replaced them but to no avail, I cant even get a dialing tone on them. HELP !!!!!

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This is a portable home telelphone. I removed the batteries, waited a few minutes, and replaced the SAME batteries. Now the phone works perfectly. Maybe it needed to be reset?

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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I suspect this is for a portable home telephone. I have three handsets that I purchased as a set, of portable telephones. When the battery goes to "Low Battery" it cuts out and the phone displays "Searching..." I got so annoyed that I went out and bought new Panasonic phones. These are not new phones, and I am just sick of the problem.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

I had the same problem and I replaced the power supply for the base unit and that solved it.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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What kind of phone are you dealing with.. i assume its a cell phone... what brand ... it sounds like the antenna is messed up or no longer connected to the motherboard in the phone ..

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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