I have a Plantronics CS55 headset that was working perfectly. Then we had a black out overnight. Everything else in my set up is fine (ie. power is flowing to all my other electrical products) but my Plantronics refuses to turn on. I tried it in a number of other outlets and it still doesn't turn on. The battery in the headset has completely depleted so I think the problem is with the base unit.
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Re: Plantronics headset crapped out after black out
The black out or power surge could have affected the unit and caused it to short circuit. If you have purchased it within 1 year of today's date, it is still under warranty and can be replaced by plantronics.
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Towards the bottom of the page, click on the tab labeled ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Within that section, you will see PLANTRONICS CS50/CS55 INTERACTIVE USERS GUIDE to click on. This will help you visually see how to setup and start using your CS55.
The first thing to try is resetting the CS55. We hear this a lot and once reset, it usually takes care of the problem. It's equal to a ctrl+alt+del on a computer. Click on the following for detailed instructions and photos:
If the Plantronics CS55 wireless headset shows that it is on, you have to make sure of the following things.
a. the green LED on the base turns on when you turn the call switch on from the headset. b. the small green LED on the side of the headset is blinking. c. the telephone headset is lifted from the cradle. d. if the headset is not charging and the Amber light on the base does not blink when you place wireless headset on it; trying placing the headset more firmly. e. If the headset is not charging and the Amber light on the base does not blink even after placing the wireless headset firmly on the charging cradle, you may need to change the battery.
Alternately you can try resetting the Plantronics CS55 wireless headset.
Reset Plantronics CS50, CS60 or CS55 Wireless Headset
If you have problems with the sound or connection of your Plantronics CS50, CS60 or CS55 wireless phone headset, you may want to try to hard reset it using the following steps:
Note: Ensure the IntelliStand switch (on the right side of the charging base) is in the - position and NOT the = position.
1. Press both the call control button and the listening volume/mute button for 5 seconds. When the indicator light blinks release both buttons.
2. Press the call control button again. The talk indicator light will again blink to indicate the headset is back to normal.
3. Disconnect the AC charger from the AC charging jack for 5 seconds.
Turn on the wireless headset as soon as the HL10 lifter picks up the headset. Remember to press the call answer switch. A steady green light should come on the base and the wireless headset should have a small green blinking light on, on its side.
* Make sure your hand receiver is off the hook when using the headset. Also check that you hear a dial tone on the handset/hand receiver before turning on the headset.