Waterproof handset appears to be stuck on "Please Wait" since I bought it a week ago at Fry's. Red charge light is on on the base. Can't get battery cover off because one screw was already stripped. Tried the "resetting handset" in trouble shoot section to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Make sure charging indicator showing charge, if so! the battery will need to be replaced, try and get the genuine replacement because there have been problems reported with aftermarket batteries not working in the phones due to the specifications not matching the genuine product.
This phone uses inductive charging because of the waterproof feature. I suggest that you remove the battery cover from the back of the handset, unplug the battery, and then plug it back into the handset. This solution worked for me.
We decided to remove each handset, one at a time, from the system to see if we could determine if any of them were defective and maybe the cause of our problems. We took handset #1 and removed its battery. We continued to have the clicking and other noise. We put the battery back in handset #1 and removed the battery of handset #2. Immediately we noticed we did not experience the noise and clicking problems. We have concluded that handset #2 is defective. To verify we will keep handset #2 out of service for a week. At the end of a week we will reinstall the battery and if we have noise and clicking we have verified handset #2 is defective, the cause of our noise and clicking and needs to be replaced. Just to be on the safe side we will continue testing each additional handset to verify if any others are defective.
Unless you have one of the water proof phones, hold the handset with the keypad facing your palm, and the top facing your body. Press very firmly at the endention on the battery cover pushing it in a little and down at the same time. Sometimes they are pretty tight but it should come off with a little effort. If it is a waterproof phone, there are four small screws at the corners of the battery cover that will need to come out before the cover will come off, be very carefull as the screw heads are fairly easy to strip and if that happens it is almost impossible to put it back together and still have it waterproof.
When you received your phone, there is a black button on the bottom of the phone with a note to "press here before use." You will notice that between the phone and the button there is a piece of cardboard to prevent the phone from being activated during shipment. Remove the cardboard and insert the black pin all the way into the small hole in the base of the handset. Tthis will activate your phone. Charge the phone for a full 24 hours after inserting the black button and activating the phone. The phone does not charge at all until the black button is completely inserted into the base of the phone.
Same thing was happening to my phone...Welcome! Please wait... After at least 40 hours of charging I was getting a little fed up. I picked up the handset, took a ball point pen and pushed the "activation" area on the bottom the phone...heard a click...now it is working. I don't think the tiny pin that comes with the phone activates the phone properly.
I found the model no, on the Uniden website DSS 7805WP and down loaded the manual.. there were no instructions .. but i showed where the phone book icon was .. and once inside the phone book the process was the same as the handset that came with the answering machine.