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Can this phone be saved?

Phone rings but is dead air when we pick it up. No dial tone. Answering machine doesn't work. When it was working it would cut us off in the middle of a conversation. I tried unpluging it and taking the battery out of the handset and it would work again for a day or so and then all the above mentioned things would happen again. I have only had it a year and it has been doing this for the last 5 monthes.

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Re: Can this phone be saved?

Battery maybe defective. Buy a replacement battery.  Give it a full charge before using.

Also the power transformer may be bad. Very common problem.  You can usually find a replacement at Radio Shack or on line through Uniden.  They  are very good at shipping stuff normally.  At the electronics place have them check the voltage output for you too.

If this doesn't solve the problem it sounds like you have a defective phone.

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