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Phone charging indicator light

I have a GE cordless phone with 2 handsets. The charging indicator light on the auxillary charger does not light up (green) when the handset is on the charger. When I put the handsets on the base charger the light is lit. The phone model is GE 25861. Do the contacts need cleaned or is the charger bad? This is my mother's phone so I am not sure right now if the phone actually charged even though the light was not lit.

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  • Below1 Feb 13, 2008

    Just bought phones this week from walmart phones were working especially the base phone other phone was then stopped giving dial tone now neither phone gives dial tone.



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  1. When you pick up your GE cordless phone and press a button, the phone should beep as a confirmation that a button has been pressed. If the telephone handset does not beep, or if it does not respond to any buttons, the battery may be in need of a recharge. Verify that the cordless phone base unit is plugged in to an electrical source, then place the handset into the charging cradle. If no lights illuminate on the phone, or if charging fails to correct the issue, clean the metal charging contacts on the cordless handset and place the phone back on the charger. If it still fails to respond or to charge, the unit may need to be serviced or replaced.
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