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My Uniden cordless' handset and the base wont register Can it be bypassed or decoded

It holds a charge and then when you turn on the power to the handset it reads HS1 CONNECTING then it does nothing and it reads" Register Handset by putting it on the main base"........after 100 attempts to do so and no results and not being able to get thru to Uniden during their buisness hours ...you are my last and only hope of having a phone that works.I'm so frustrated! Can you please help me?

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  • kweiswurm Dec 01, 2008

    my phone does not find the base sation I am also not able to deregister the hand set. Any suggestions? Uniden PowerMax 5.8

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have model dxi72862, 2 cordless, 2.4 ghz that wont register to the base. It reads HS1 and HS2. But when i push talk I get connecting... then this handset needs to registered t the main base!!!!

  • Shaqueena Maxwell Jul 15, 2013

    Kweiswurm Hello, To deregister Uniden PowerMax 5.8, hold the END and the "#" sign until a menu pops up. Next move down to BASE UNAVAILABLE and select it. Deregistration completed. :)

  • David Mikel
    David Mikel May 22, 2014

    Thank you soooo much, I have had replacement handsets for a year!! I have been unable to register them with my base. Even tried TRU8885 manuel online and E-how. Ran across your post by accident. Thank you, Thank you!!!

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Here it is step-by-step: 1. Remove battery

2. Hold down the * and # buttons and reinsert battery. You should hear a long beep. If not retry. (This is a bit awkward but hold the handset upside down and it’s workable)

3. Screen will be blank. Immediately press the right soft menu button.

4. Screen will report that EEPROM is clearing and then state EEPROM Clear Ok

5. Remove battery (yes again)

6. Reinsert battery (this time there’s no need to hold down any buttons)

7. Handset will reboot with Welcome screen and then state that phone must be registered (this is the status a handset should be in from the factory)

8. Place handset on base and it will register as normal

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  • Al G Feb 16, 2012

    Very helpful, after trying to get my handsets registered per the Uniden instruction manual and wasting 45 minutes and getting very frustrated, I found this tip posted , had 5 handsets registered in 5 minutes. THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING !!!! I was so glad I searched the internet for a tip before going completely bonkers.

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For a Uniden DCT 646 use the select key rather than the right soft menu button to reset the EEPROM. However, that was not necessary.
To force the phone into registration mode first deregister as described in the manual (Menu>System Reset>Deregister>select handset>Yes)
Next Replace the base (Menu>System Reset>Replacing Base>Yes) The phone will immediately go into registration.
Place on new (or old) base and phone will register.
I was able to transfer phone numbers from phones on one base to phones on another base using this method and the Copy Phone Book option as the phone numbers were not erased when the phone was deregistered.

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One of two head set in not working it says register head set palacing on main base how to register it
MODLE NO DXA15588-2
please help me

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