Question about Phones
I took a new ATT EL42208 cordless phone with answering machine and hooked it up in one of our rooms and it worked fine. A week later, I moved it to the kitchen. The phone works, but the answering machine doesn't pick up calls. I tried all of AT&T's good troubleshooting suggestions, but none solved the problem. I have the feeling that the phone jack wires, which are connected fine and working (B, Y, R, G) need to be adjusted somehow to accommodate the answering machine. I can't see how the wires are connected on the back side of the first jack we had it connected to, and I don't want to take it apart.
i just replugged the phone jack in again,, made sure it was in right,, that solved my problem,, hope this helps,, pretty simple hey,, oh well, i hope it is as simple for you..
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
SOURCE: cordless phone does not connect
You may need to reset the Telephone Answering System. Complete the following steps to reset the Telephone Answering System:
Step 1: Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
Step 2: Wait a few minutes and then reconnect the power to the telephone base and charger.
Step 3: Set the day and time.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
First of all, UNPLUG one of the PITS phones. A 61610 only allows you to use one system phone per jack. The damage is probably not permanent, but I'd look at how you wired those jacks together. The voltage on each pair of a jack can be measured; it's 24 volts DC for the center pair (red/green) and about 13 volts for the data pair (black/yellow) and nothing between the voice and data pairs.
I'm guessing that you may have crossed or shorted one of the wires.
The power of a station is in an odd/even arrangement. Go back to the cabinet and uplug the two extensions that feed your jacks and its mate and test from there. If they both work, you're good to go, if not....16 minus 10 equals 6 :-)
You might find that if the ports are damaged, you can still use them for single line sets. Look at it this way, you had about 20 years of flawless operation.
You can use call pickup to share two phones in a room, 40 is all pickup, 43 answers the page, and 4+the extension number IIRC picks up a specific ringing phone.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
I just bought a new Uniden DECT 6.0 phone and had a similar problem. It wouldn't ring when plugged into my Linksys voip router, but my old 5.8 GHz did ring. It would get a dialtone and make calls, but when called via an outside line, it would appear as if it was ringing. If I picked up during this "silent ring," it would answer and take the call. It wasn't a ringer volume issue. I called tech support, they said on the main headset, unplug the battery, then unplug power from the base, then unplug the phone cord from the base. Wait 15-30s. Plug the phone cord, then power, then reinstall the battery. Press the End button on the phone. Put the phone on the base for 15-30s. Pick up the phone. Press and hold the Find button on the base. Do this Find thing 3 times. Put the phone back on the base. Wait 10-15 minutes. Then try calling it to see if it rings. Worked for me, finally got it to ring before I decided to return it.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
I wonder if any one who asked this question got an answer to this good question. I am having the same problem. I need some help.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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