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Signal indicator flashes constantly

One day woke up to find phone was just not picking up the signal. Base unit plugged in and power coming through to power the red light on base, but when you press the call button on the handset it beeps, as if to say there's no signal. No dial tone or anything. Fully recharged, seems to still charge ok. Right next to base unit, so not out of range. Tried resetting it as tech help suggested, by taking out batteries, cables etc and waiting 30mins. Any ideas?

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Re: Signal indicator flashes constantly

The following worked when I had what appears to be the same problem. Solution :- Remove batteries, remove power connection, wait 30 minutes, re-connect power and replace batteries then press button on base until it beeps. Both handsets started continuous beeping which eventually stopped and everything was returned to normal. Admittdly this sounds almost identical to the process used by 'versailles' above, but at least it confirms that the technical info given by the BT Helpline does work

Posted on Feb 19, 2007

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