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Radio Shack 43-5860 Problem

I have a phone with answering machine and an extra handset. The answering machine and the phone that goes with that one work great. The problem I have is with the extra handset. It rings, and lights up and the caller ID works and the speakerphone option works but when I go to use the earpiece or just the handset to listen to the caller, I can hear them but they can't hear me. I have checked to see if the mute is on or the hold feature is on but it says it isn't. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Or instructions on how to reset it to factory default settings? Or if that is even an option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love my radio shack phones for their clarity on using earpieces when talking on the phone. I always use an earpiece when using them and they are the best that I have ran across in this feature but without being able to be heard while talking on this extension phone without it being on speakerphone, it's no good to me...Shelly

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SOURCE: radio shack caller id

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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: caller id dont work

just connect one end of the phone plug to the id caller,then connect the outlet of the caller id and fix it to phone...........even then if u hav problem, may be ur caller id doesn.t hav batteries..............otherwise u may hav some problem in the id caller socket where phone plugs r inserted................

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: manual for radio shack big button phone catalog

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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have two 5.8ghz digital

It most likely is that the batteries are about shot.One thing you can try is unplug the phone base for about 5 minutes.When you plug it back in,you may have to set all the handsets back on the base for a few seconds to re-synch them again.If that doesn't work,it's probably the batteries.Since 5.8 gHz is fairly recent,you can probably find replacements.Make sure they have the same exact rating if you do.Mine is 3.6V,650 mAh.That is just an example of what you specifically want to match,both numbers.The brand isn't as important as the numbers.They are also likely to be Ni-MH.It means nickel metal hydrade.Most current batteries are probably that anyways but just something else to watch for.Also,buy as many as you need but first try only one to see if it fixes it.Surprisingly,3 years for these phone batteries is about all they last.Just from knowing that makes me question how effective the electric cars will really be.If you end up replacing your phones,DECT is the new technology but from what I have seen isn't all that.They seem more hype than good according to problems I have seen.Some of the better ones are AT&T,Panasonic,GE,perhaps Motorola and Verizon though.We are waiting for a good sale on them though or to buy an older model.I have not read anything about Radio Shack brand as far as problems if they have one.If you need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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SOURCE: When I call my mom's

There is a small electric condenser microphone in you mother's phone where she talks, and the part has become defective. Radio Shack use to carry three types, but whether they are still available is anyone's guess. If you are handy with a soldering iron all the better because if you find one, the phone will be given extended life, I have fixed dozens with good success.

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