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Diigital answering machine and 3 portable phones

"CL" flashing on screen of main base, answering machine. No dial tones on any of three portable phones. Batteries are okay.

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Re: Diigital answering machine and 3 portable phones

Here is the link for the manual; Page 23 - flashing CL means you need to set the clock. All explained there I think Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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