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Flashing C We had a 15 second power failure the other day and now my answering machine is flashing C and number of messages constantly. The manual does not mention this. I have unplugged it and plugged it back in. Still does this. How can I get it back to normal? Thanks Ed Galicki

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Re: flashing C

Flashing C means your machine is in clock mode. Try resetting the clock. This should resolve your problem. I speak from experience, because I just had the same thing happen to my machine.

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At&t 1717 after power failure get beeps and flashing "E2" code. 1717 no longer responds to any command.

Please check the manual, or download it here. At page 7 of the manual, theyl mention you need to call a service-number for help, concerning E-codes.

Oct 10, 2012 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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I have lost my book that tells me how to retreive my messages. My light blinks constantly telling me there are messages. I know my code but not what to do to get started so I can put my code in. Thank you

ollow the steps:-

Remote access away from home:

You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touchtone telephone.
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds.
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds

You may select a command from the following chart:

5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this
time from the chart above.

6)When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering systemautomatically returns to standby.


Jul 06, 2010 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Lost my manual and cannot remember how to get messages remotely

Since I have not idea what exact model you have this may or may not work... I hope it helps, as it is for a Uniden answering service phone.

Remotely Operating Your Answering Machine

Note: The answering machine will only playback messages for four minutes and then it returns to the command waiting mode.

To continue playing your messages, press [#] then [2] again within 15 seconds.
To operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone and follow these steps:
1.) Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer
2.) During the greeting message, press [#] and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds;

How to enter a PIN
To play your messages from a remote location, you will need to enter a two-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) or PIN Code.
Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and then the SECURITY CODE submenu.
Enter a two-digit security code (00-99) using the number keypad [0-9].
Press the OK soft. You will hear a confirmation tone.

The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory.
You hear "To play incoming messages, press pound-two. For help, press pound-zero." You will hear a beep.
Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following:

# then 1 Repeat a Message
# then 2 Playback Messages
# then 3 Skipping a Message
# then 4 Deleting a Message
# then 5 Stop Operation
* # then 6 Answering Machine On
# then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
# then 8 Greeting Record/Stop**
# then 9 Answer Machine Off
# then 0 Help Guidance

Apr 27, 2009 | Uniden 5.8GHz Expandable Cordless Phone...

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How to access messages remotely

While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available through your local
RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the phone to answer or not
answer calls
• listen to your messages
• record a new outgoing message
• erase messages
• monitor the room where the phone
is located
• You cannot remotely operate the
phone using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the
• You can also listen to the message
recorded on Line 2 by making a call
to Line 1’s number (or vice versa).
If RING TIME is set to TS (toll-saver),
(see “Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the phone answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones
you have not listened to). If there are no
new messages, the phone answers after
five rings. This gives you time to hang
up before the phone answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
Note: Toll-saver works only on the line
you called. If Line 1 has no new messages,
but Line 2 has one, the telephone
answers after five rings when you
call Line 1.
Follow these steps to operate the phone
from a remote location.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between keypresses, the phone sounds
a long beep and hangs up.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the phone to answer.
2. If the phone is not set to answer
calls, it answers after about 10 rings
and sounds a series of beeps.
3. When the outgoing message begins
(or the phone sounds a series of
beeps), press #, then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the phone announces
the day and time, then it announces
the number of new and old messages.
The phone plays all new messages,
then beeps about every two seconds to
let you know it is ready to accept remote
• If the phone does not respond, try
entering your PIN again. If you enter
an incorrect PIN three times, the
phone beeps and hangs up.
Remote Operation 27
• When the phone is operating from a remote location, it stops all answering functions
and rC appears on the display on the base. The phone resumes answering
functions when it is no longer in remote operation, if you have not turned it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have passed, you must press # 2 again to listen
to the rest of the messages.
• When using remote operation, you can only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
The following table shows the remote commands you can use.
Note: Remote operation stops when someone picks up the handset and presses either
LINE 1 or LINE 2 (whichever is flashing), or any phone on the same phone line.
Remote Commands
Press #
then (within
2 seconds:
Repeat current message during playback.
2 Play messages.
3 Skip current message during playback.
4 Delete current message during playback.
5 Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.
6 Set the phone to answer or not answer calls.
7 Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.
8 Play the outgoing message.
9 Switch to the other line (Line 1 or Line 2).
0 Monitor the room where the phone is located for 15 seconds

Mar 19, 2009 | Answering Machines

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Constant number 8

I called GE. They said unplug phone lines, then unplug power source, wait 10 to 15 minutes, then reconnect in the same order. If that does not reboot the answering machine, then buy a new one.

Dec 11, 2008 | GE 29875GE Digital Answering Machine

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Power failure message.

Power Failure Recovery

If the system is disconnected from the AC power it will not operate. Your announcemen and messages are retained in memory during a power failure but you will need to reset the clock. See the instructions on the bottom of the unit. If the message window displays CL, you need to reset the clock. See the instruction on the bottom of the unit.

Mar 11, 2008 | AT&T 1726 Digital Answering Machine

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"C" in display window and "power failure" keeps getting announced

Set the Clock
You must set the clock once so that the
system announces the correct day and time
with your messages. After this, if you
subscribe to Caller ID, the system will
automatically reset the clock each time new
call information is received.
Press Pto exit at any time while
setting the clock.
1 Press and hold Cuntil the Message
Window displays C, and the default day
is announced.
2 To change the day setting, press and
release ror auntil
the correct day is announced.
3 Press and release C. The current
hour setting is announced.
4 To change the hour setting, press and
release ror auntil
the correct hour is announced.
5 Press and release C. The current
minutes setting is announced.
6 To change the minutes setting, press and
release ror auntil
the correct minutes setting is announced.
7 Press and release C. The current
year is announced.
8 To change the year setting, press and
release ror auntil
the correct year is announced.
9 Press and release C. The new day,
time, and year are announced.
To check the clock, press and release

Feb 26, 2008 | AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine

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Conair digital answering system

TAD2012 Quick Reference Guide

To Install
1. Open the battery door with a ballpoint pen. Install one 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
and replace cover.
2. Plug the telephone line cord (connected to the back of the TAD2012) into the modular wall
3. Plug AC adapter into standard 120-volt outlet. Plug your phone directly into an outlet, not into
an extension cord.

Answering System Operation

Recording Your Personal Greeting
1. Press and hold down the GREETING control.
2. After the beep, speak towards the front of the base; you have 30 seconds.
3. When finished, release button. Your unit will play back your greeting and
reset to answer incoming calls.
4. Adjust volume control on the side of the unit to set the speaker to the desired level.

Select the Number of Rings
Choose 2,4 or TS (Toll Saver), which programs the number of rings that you want before your unit answers.

To Play Back Your Messages
1. When the message indicator flashes, you have received messages.
2. To hear your messages, press and release the PLAY control. Your unit will automatically
reset after messages are played.

To Save Your Messages
After the last message and 2 beep tones, press the STOP/SAVE control.


If a power failure occurs or the plug comes out of the wall, your unit will shut down until the power is restored. One 9-volt battery must be installed to retain your personal greeting message and incoming messages during the power failure. Occasionally outside factors, such as power surges, may adversely affect the unit. If the unit is not operating properly or if the light continues to flash once power is restored, try these steps:
1. Unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet.
2. Remove the 9-volt battery. Replace with a fresh 9-volt battery.
3. Plug AC adapter back into power outlet.
4. When your unit is initially plugged in, it will check its memory for approximately 3 seconds.
Three deep tones will be heard if you attempt to record a greeting message before this
5. Record a new greeting message.

Indicator Status: Message indicator is consistently flashing slowly.
Reason: No greeting message has been recorded.
Action: Record your greeting.

Indicator Status: Message indicator flashes rapidly.
Reason: A 9-volt alkaline battery (not included) has not been installed or needs to be replaced.
Action: Install a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery. (Battery provides power failure backup. Unit is functional without it).

Indicator Status: Message indicator flashes to indicate number of messages received,
and then repeats.
Reason: Messages have been received.
Action: Press PLAY control to hear your messages.

Indicator Status: Message indicator is lit solid.
Reason: System is in Answer Mode.
Action: No action required. Unit is ready to receive calls.

Conairphone™ Consumer Hotline

Questions? Call the Conairphone™ Consumer Hotline, toll-free, 1-800-366-0937.
Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)
7475 North Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307

Nov 08, 2007 | Conair TAD 2014 Answering Machine

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Owners manual

System will not record callers message

Sep 27, 2007 | AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine

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Recording new greeting

#1 Try changing the 9Volt Battery
#2 Hold down the greeting button,wait a couple of seconds and record your message

Jul 24, 2007 | Conair TAD2018CG Digital Answering Machine

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