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I pick up the phone connected to my machine and there is no dial tone, just static coming and going at a regular pace, almost like a slow static ticking noise. I call my machine with my cell phone and get a busy signal. Is there something in the memory that I have to get rid of? Please help. Lou Albrecht

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