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My Vtech answering machine won't take messages and is blinking A

I have a vtech5.8 answering machine phone set and the answering machine won't stop blinking ''A'' and won't take messages.  We have tried unplugging it, pushing ''Change'' and ''setup.''  Nothing works.  Any suggestions because it's frustrating not having a machine that takes messages.  Thank you for you help!

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Try to disable the Announce Only feature from the settings and try.select the Announce Only feature to be in OFF condition.try it and then you will be able to use the phone in the good condition.try resetting the system also.thank you

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Messages are retrieved from the base unit by pressing your mailbox number. You can set the base unit to give an audible message alert which beeps every 10 seconds when new messages have been received, or set it so the mailbox light blinks. The lights are red. You cannot retrieve the messages through the handset, so you cannot listen to messages privately (unless no one else is in the room, of course!). A small window with a red LED display shows the total number of messages recorded. You have to press the lighted mailbox button to see how many are in that mailbox.

You can set the number of rings before it picks up to 2, 4 or 6. This was another important feature for us because from certain parts of the house we simply cannot make it to the phone in 4 rings. Additionally, there is a setting to screen calls so that by pressing the correct button on the handset if you pick up after a message has begun it will override the mailbox and you can answer the call.

You can pick up your messages remotely by dialing your phone and entering a two-digit security code that you have pre-set. I have only done this twice, but it was easy enough and worked fine. You can listen to new messages or old messages. Supposedly you can save, delete, record a new announcement and even record a memo from a remote location, but I have not tried all those features.

You can adjust the message volume. You can skip or repeat messages while listening. You can slow down or speed up the message by pressing and holding the repeat or skip keys. This is handy to be able to understand a number that someone gives you too hurriedly, or to move through a long-winded message-leaver to get to the number he left at the very end.

You can also use the mailbox to record a memo to yourself.

This is a digital recorder; there is no tape. A total of 15 minutes of messages can be saved, and the limit for any one message is 4 minutes. If you are gone from home for long periods of time and don’t retrieve your calls this might not be enough total time for you. It is plenty for us.

You can also make a separate recording to be used if you do not want to accept messages. In other words, the machine will store two outgoing messages at the same time, one when you want to accept messages, and another one if you just want to announce to the world that you are not interested in hearing from anyone. There is a setting which allows you to choose which message is heard by callers.


for more details just click this link for manuals
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Vtech-i6777-Telephones-manual/id/6684ci656/t/2/
just click this link

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Verify the unit is installed correctly. Refer to "Getting Started" section of your user's manual for installation instructions.

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YOu need to try hard resetting it..

1.) unplug the machine and the phone line
2.) open the machine up and you will see a lithium battery
3.) remove the battery .. wait 5 minutes
4.) replace and remount.
5.) that should work,, if not,,.. I hope you have warranty..

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Dec 28, 2008

    PS try blueextc3221 solution first ,, he's right about the Announce Only feature he suggested that you turn it off by looking in the manual under Answering System Operation if his fails then try mine.

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Do you have a model # ?

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    blueextc3221 Dec 28, 2008

    An A will appear in the display window when the Announce Only feature is turned on. In Announce Only mode, callers hear an announcement but cannot leave a message. If you want to receive messages, make sure Announce Only is turned off. For more information on configuring Announce Only and other features of the answering system, please refer to the Answering System Operation section of the User's Manual.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 28, 2008

    with a model # i can give you a direct link to your manual

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    blueextc3221 Dec 28, 2008

    Solution:
    1) Make sure your answering system is plugged into a live telephone jack and power source.

    2) Make sure your answering system is turned on.

    3) Some answering systems have an announce only option, which plays your greeting but won't record messages. Make sure your system is set to record messages.

    4) Your answering system’s message capacity may be full. You must erase old messages to make room for new ones.

    5) If you have voicemail service in addition to your answering system, your caller’s message may be going into voicemail before your answering system picks up the call. Program your voicemail to pick up at least 2 rings after your answering system is set to answer the call.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 28, 2008


    Answering system operation

    Activate the answering system

    The answering system must be turned on to function. If the answering system

    is turned off, the base unit displays ANS. OFF on the screen.

    To turn on/off the answering system:

    • Press the softkey MENU in idle mode.

    • Press the softkey twice to reach ANSWERING SYSTEM. Press the

    softkey SELECT to confirm.

    • Press the softkey SELECT to select ANSWER OPTIONS.

    • Use the softkey or to scroll between ON and OFF. The current setting

    is highlighted. Press the softkey SELECT to confirm, and there will be a

    confirmation tone.

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