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Constant number 8

Unplugged 29875GE 1-B from the power suply for a few minutes, when plugged back in a constant number 8 appears, remains, and nothing I do with any of the buttons changes it from a nuber 8.

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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.

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My power went off this morning for a minute and when it cam back on my answering machine didn't go back on. There is an ER on the display screen.

Try un plugging it, usually this means its loading. but unplug it for a few seconds, then hook it back up to see if that works.

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I have the same problem -- I returned the phone and got a new one. 3 weeks later, the power went out -- same thing. Light flashes but phone won't work.

I called Panasonic and they advised me to remove all the batteries from the handsets, and unplug all the bases for 'a few minutes'. This did nothing...when I plugged everything in, answering machine still would not work.

I spoke to my brother who is an electrician, and he said the base has a 'capacitor' in it, and will not drain down (so phone can be reset) unless it's unplugged for at LEAST a few hours. He suggested I unplug everything and remove the batteries and leave it all overnight. Will attempt this and let you know if this is a resolution.

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