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Line 2 indicator is flashing

See above. this is connected to a one line wall jack, with DSL also connected to the same jack. Can't figure out how to make it stop flashing

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Usually it would flash if you only have one line attached. Most times their is a switch on the side to select one or two lines

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I just installed a replacement At&t EP 5962 2 line, answering answering device telephone. Line 2 does not get a dial tone. I installed it into proper / same as before outlets and both lines light...


There may be damage to the wiring of line 2 (either in the building or on the phone). Are both lines wired to one jack or are they separate? Do you have any other jacks that have line 2 connected (preferably as single line jack) in the building?

I like to use an old single line corded phone that does not use a power adapter. (As long as the EP5962 corded base will work without power (POTS), it might work for the tests below. You might want a simpler phone to carry around.)

If the lines have separate jacks, try switching line 1 and line 2. (Connect your Line 2 jack to the Line 1 input on the phone and vice versa.) If line 2 doesn't give a dial tone when connected to line 1, see the next set of tests. Otherwise, contact AT&T if the phone is under warranty. These phones are not meant to be user-serviced. Alternatively, plug in a different phone to the line 2 jack to test for dial tone.

Next move to another jack with line 2. Check if you have dial tone at that point. (If you do, you know the problem is at the first jack or the wiring to the jack.)

If there is no dial tone at the next jack or you do not have another jack for the line, find where your telephone service comes in. Open the service box and determine the type of connections in the box. If you are lucky, you will find RJ-11 jacks for the incoming service. Plug in your test phone and check for dial tone. If you have no dial tone or can't check the service, then contact your telephone company. They will test your line and fix it free if the probIem is outside.

If you have a dial tone, then it's an inside wiring problem. Inspect the visible wires for damage. Open the faceplates for the jacks and check for loose wires. There are two types of connectors. Screw type connectors need the wire stripped back a little then wrap around the screw and tighten. The other type is a punchdown jack. To repair a loose wire in this, you will need a punchdown tool. These are often available in hardware/home improvement stores in the wiring section. http://www.lanshack.com/wire_phone_jack.aspx has clear pictures of the wire color to pin pattern.

You may want a professional to check the wires inside the walls. Your phone company will fix problems for a fee.

Damaged DSL filters on one line could be the cause. Similarly certain animals may have chewed on the specific wires somewhere in the line.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 23, 2011 | AT&T EP5962 Phone

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Light flases at base LED says "In Use" when PU line no dial tone.


he charge/in use light on the base of your phone flashes whenever you have messages waiting in your voice mailbox for voicemail through your phone company. You may need to occasionally reset the indicator if it remains on after you have retrieved your messages. To reset the indicator, press and hold find handset for 5 seconds.

Sep 30, 2008 | Uniden Cordless phone EXS9950

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There is a buzzing sound on my end of the phone line, my computer is on DSL and sometimes it disconnects when the phone rings. I've checked the cords and the phone has a new battery.


You have interference due to the DSL overlapping your phone line its usually very common, make sure you have a DSL filter inline with your phone line , if not I would check out the RJ-45 jack in the wall, your phone jack and make sure that there isnt anything wrong with your Jack, you may have to call your phone company and have the phone tech's check out your wall Jack for any interference, they have special phone line meters to measure all this out.

Good luck,

Lex...

May 23, 2010 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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Good Morning! I work for a small business that has 5 of the GE 2-9451 4 line phones with intercom. We were actually running two businesses out of the same office originally. Line 1 would ring in to...


Hi,

Since you said line 3 was working for #2 company, i will suggest you put the line 3 back from where you removed it from. From the look of things the line might be the only line connected to be functioning. When ever you want to switch line since it is with intercom you will need to switch both side from where it is connected to where it is connected to, so that network connection can be achieved.

And on the other hand, the other line might not be working properly, that is why it was not connected or used.

Take care.

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I have a hard wired wall mounted telephone (not modular). I need to insert a DSL modular filter into the circuit. What do I need to do convert the hard line to a modular line so I can insert the DSL...


Here's a thought. The DSL filter doesn't have to go on every phone, just the phone line that FEEDS the phone. In old residential, the phone line is looped to each location. If you open up another jack and break the loop, you could possibly find out where the first jack is in your house, put a duplex jack there, feed the DSL modem, and filter all the rest of the lines in the house at that location. Or, go outside, bring the dial tone in on the black/yellow or orange pair, install your DSL modem on that pair, and filter the dial tone back into the green/red pair for the rest of the house.

You can also buy a wall plate with DSL filter in it. Screw your chair closer to the floor before you go here :-) http://www.sjtelecommunications.com/sut-630lccl-s.html

Carl

Nov 13, 2009 | Bell Phones

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Removed alarm system; now phone won't work


In the alarm system there was a jack called an RJ31X. This jack is suposed to have the line run from the teleco interface to it and then back out to the rest of the house(except for DSL, it stays ir front of the alarm jack). When the alarm jack was cut out the line bridge was eliminated. To make the line active find the wire that went to the alarm jack and and connect the red wire to the yellow wire and the green wire to the black wire. that should pass the line through to the remainder of the jacks in the house.

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Cordless phone has volume problems with DSL


For starters that dsl modem should not be filtered.
You should place the splitter directly into the wall jack and place the filter on the side used for the phone. The side feeding the dsl line should not be filtered.
The filter serves 2 purposes. 1 it reduces data noise interference onto the voice line. 2 it prevents dsl interference from voice such as picking up and hanging up the receiver.

Aug 26, 2009 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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One 6041 handset will not connect, while the second handset does.


Unplug the entire phone set system from both electrical power and wall jack for approx 2-3 minutes and replug.

It's a reset measure that allows the entire system to reset / reboot as well as stops any and all line feed memory from the live phone line to hold the fault.

Such can be somewhat common when sharing the line with a DSL connection or wireless router is in use.

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No dial tone, just buzzing noise - should be 2 line phone, 1 jack


What you need is a dsl filter since you are working off a splitter. You can usually get these for free from your phone company.

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How to connect the telephone lines


Please let the fax line be connected to computer itself do not remove , In the DSL line you get a splitter which the lines for phone and ADSL modem connect the splitter to DSL Line and from the Splitter you 2 o/p ports with phone marking or symbol connect the phone line to it and to line port connect the main 8957and then to ADSL line to ADSL modem from the ADSL modem connect to lan port which is behind the computer (not to dial up modem
i.e is fax line ) or the usb port in the computer ...

Good luck...

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