I just bought a GE / Thomson telephone/answering machine and
found that the power cord is too short. It is an AC to AC adapter
and I was wondering if I could splice a piece of my old cord into
it to make it the proper length. I was told that the polarity of the
wires wouldn't matter so long as it is AC to AC but that if it were
AC to DC then I would have a major problem if they were backward
and am wondering if this is trueas the person who gave me that formation didn't seem too sure . I know that a simple fix would be to buy a power adapter with the right length of wire, but after searching
all over I can't seem to find one. Thanks in advance for any advice
you might provide.
It is tough to find the right power adaptor with the "right" length cord. Your best bet would be to use an electrical extention cord for the added length you need. "if you can't get the adaptor to the outlet....... take the outlet to the adaptor' !!!!
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From page 20 of the manual: Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and from the back of the unit. Then plug the power adapter cord back into the back of the answering system and the electrical outlet. This is a complete reset.
GE branded Consumer Electronics are now sold by Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Please call Thomson at 1-800-447-1700 for electronics product support. Or go to website and choose your product. Product page offers Product Spec Sheet or Instruction Book for download in pdf file format. http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=5
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Caller ID Box
Drum Error - The corona wire on the drum unit needs to be cleaned. Clean the corona wire on the drum unit. (See Cleaning the corona wire on page 122.)
Cleaning the corona wire: If you have print quality problems, clean the corona wire as follows: a. Turn off the machine's power switch. Unplug the telephone line cord first, disconnect all cables, and then unplug the power cord from the AC power outlet. b. Open the front cover. c. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. CAUTION: We recommend that you place the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a clean, flat surface with a sheet of disposable paper or cloth underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once. To prevent damage to the machine caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes shown in the illustration. d. Clean the corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the green tab from right to left and left to right several times. CAUTION: Be sure to return the green tab to the home position (a) (1). If you do not, printed pages may have a vertical stripe. e. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the machine. f. Close the front cover. g. Plug the machine's power cord back into the AC power outlet first, and then reconnect all cables and telephone line cord. Turn on the machine's power switch.
Check the bottom of your answering machine. It should have the required power adapter listed. At least my answering machine had a nice clear label.
My 1337 AT&T answering machine uses the DAS-2 power adapter. This outputs 9V 780mA. Googling the adapter number I found that the Lucent 1715 also uses the DAS-2 adapter. (The Lucent is probably identical to the AT&T but check your machine.)
Try unplugging the phone from the wall power outlet plug it back after like 3 minutes. Power on and see if you get a dial tone, if not, try reset the unit, once the unit is reset, the problem should be fix. Follow this steps to reset the unit,
off the phone, remove the AC adapter, press and hold the page/call
button that is on the phone and plug back your Ac adapter, this will fix
Hi. I just bought one of these phones and wanted more information than what the manual offered, so I went to the GE website to see what they had. Below I put what I found, maybe it can help you. Click on the blue box that towards the bottom left for the manual for download.
After the link, I also put extra information tabout this phone that helped me find the manual for you- it wasnt easy to find. OK, best of luck.
GE Home ElectronicsIn 1987 GE sold its home electronics business to Thomson®, Inc. For a time, Thomson® produced many products that carried the GE name, but now only manufactures telephone and communications products.
The items that they support but no longer manufacture include: Audio products Camcorder Cassette recorder CD player Clock radio Spacemaker radio Spacemaker TV Television Video camera
For assistance with any of these older products or your current GE telephone products please call 1-800-447-1700 in the US. In Canada, call 1-800-522-0338 (English) or 1-800-522-0445 (French).
Thomson, Inc. PO Box 671988 Marietta, GA 30006-0034
For more information about the Thomson® line of GE brand telephone products, visit Thomson® at www.ge.com/phones.
These products include: Answering machine Answering system Caller ID box Cordless phone Speaker phone Spacemaker telephone