In my work, I recently came across a couple of cordless phones packed away in a cupboard. I have been asked to see if they can be fixed (as my father is an electrician with experience in telephones).
I have not yet had a chance to look at all, but one that we're looking at right now is a Panasonic KX-TG2248 and when we plugged it in (to see if perhaps the only problem was that the batteries needed charging), the screen had an E3 on it and the charger light, the answer / on light and the play message / slow talk light are all blinking.
I'm searching now for possible solutions, so if anyone has any ideas, please feel free to let me know.
*Also I have not found the manual for the phone, so that makes it even more critical that I find another source for problem solving*
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Try taking the battery pack to your local radio shack store. They can usually match the original battery pack with a new, compatible one even if they no longer make the EXACT one that came with the phone. This recently happened to me with a panasonic phone bought around 2002. phone stopped charging, no longer make the phone, etc. I went down to radio shack and they fixed me up with a new battery (not exact brand/part number as original) and it worked. Hope this helps you.
There have been infinite advances in cordless phone technology in the last 15 or 20 years. Since 20 years is a long time to have a phone, I would suggest replacing it with a new one. But, no matter how good your phone is, today's urban environments are a communication nightmare because of all the variable obstacles which can get in the way of radio wave propagation. The only solution appears to be a cellular phone whose systems are improving all the time to offer increasingly reliable service. But the cost of cellular is so high that some people have compared it to legalized organized crime; they know we need their service and they can charge whatever they want. I love my cordless phone, but even with all the modifications and improvements I have made, it is still severely limited. My only option has been to use my cellphone to remain mobile and this link has made the cost a lot more palatable: (http://www.3centcell.ca/admin/affiliate.aspx?314 )
I hope this is helpful to you.
First try plugging the unit in and out a couple of times. If that doesn't fix the problem then check the battery packs on the phone units. BTW I meant to plug and unplug power to the base unit. If these solutions don't work then most probable cause is an audio component failure due to the voltage surge on power up. This is normally when most electronics will fail. Hope this helps.
Assuming you have DSL - Verify that you have a DSL filter in the phone line that leads to the base unit of the cordless phone.
Assuming your laptop connection is wireless - See if there is a frequency conflict with your wireless internet and the cordless phone.
If neither of these suggestions help, please reply with specific details regarding your internet connection (Cable/DSL) and the connection of the laptop
This method worked for me!! you guys should try this.
i've copy this review from amazon.
by Kane Doerfler
"After a brief power outage from a thunder storm, I also experienced an e3/lights blinking error. I unplugged the phone and plugged it back in several times to no avail. After doing this a couple of times unsuccessfully, I hit the "STOP" button on the base immediately after plugging it in (before it completed booting up to show the "e3 message")and it reset itself and now works fine (or as well as it did prior to the e3). Try it before tossing yours in the garbage"
This does not sound good. If you have one working phone and you have swapped batteries around and still the same single phone works.... you know it's not the base unit, charger stands, power supplies or batteries. You have eliminated everything but the phone itself.
Unfortunatley these low end cordless phones cannot be expected to last. 6 months is pretty bad but I'm not surprized. These sell for $30 each new and I bet a replacement battery is $20.
I just had the same problem and tried several things with no results. Then, I figured I had tried everything else so I just unplugged the battery pack, set the phone down for 25 minutes and then plugged the pack back in. Phone worked again after that.