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Searching for base and battery loses power too soon

We have 4 handsets and a base unit incl handset. After not even 5 minutes of talking, any handset starts beeping and message shows: searching for base.. After that the phone just dies. Have tried diffrent handsets on diffrent bases, but to no avail. System is 4 years old and was most expensive V-tech available, but should have longer life..or may be not, question is what to do??
Thank you in advance for giving any solution..
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Have the batteries been changed since the system was purchased... 4 years is a fairly good usage for batteries in that type of use.
Good news you should have no trouble buying replacement batteries... even walmart has them. Open the back of one of the phones... the battery has a small plug.. pull that out and you will see the part number... about 25 dollars each battery pack... cheaper if you are in the states.
One note tho... when you replace the battery pack you need to charge it for at least 12 hours prior to the first usage 24 hours even better.

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