We've replaced the batteries on our phone, but it still won't work. The power works, the answering machine works, but we cannot dial on the key pad or get a dial tone. The phone says "connecting" all the time.
I had the same problem. I unplugged the base unit for several minutes. When I plugged it back in, the base unit reset itself and the handsets reset themselves to the base unit. You will have to reset the clock and any other features you use. My phone is a model E5908. Hope this works for you. Goos luck.
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The answering part of the machine will probably work as it is powered by the phone company circuit. If you do not put batteries in the BASE unit, it is line powered and will continue to work if batteries are dead. However, your handsets will not work, they will not ring and you will get no dial tone as they will not transmit a signal . A hint is to replace the batteries with new nickel-metal hydride batteries to assure long battery life if you have replaceable battery capability. Mine have lasted 10 years so far and still going strong!
Hi there on this lovely nightt- Northenlights and all. My first impression is that I am not surprised I think there is a connection between a voice mail and answering machine. I think you must reconnect. Kolbrun
The manual for this phone doesn't say you can turn the answering machine on remotely, but every one I've ever seen can do so. Most of them say call your number and let the phone ring...and ring...and ring, and eventually the answering machine will turn on. Ten rings is what I've seen most often. I guess the manufacturers figure most callers will hang up fairly soon if the machine doesn't answer, so they pick a large number. Try it on your phone; worst that can happen is it won't work.
Have you try to reset it? If no, Just try to reset it to factory settings.
Remove the AC Adapter from the AC power (either at the base or at the
wall outlet) and immediately connect it again. Remove battery from the handset and immediately replace it. Place the
handset back into the charger for about 5 seconds. That should reset the phone and put the phone on default.
I've had my GE 29879GE1-A corded phone for quite a long time, however, I never programed my answering machine cause I never received an instruction manual. It was given to me. I would like to know how to set it up and if it even works? The phone works fine. I need instructions for this product. Do You have a instructions manual or a manual for this product?
I don't know yet if this is a resolution, but I'm going to try this tonight. Unplug all bases and remove all batteries from all handsets -- leave this overnight.
Here's the history of my problem. I rec'd this phone for my birthday. 3 weeks in, power went off in my building and answering machine part stopped working. I took it back to the store, and they gave me a new one. 4 weeks in, another power outage and I have the same problem. I called Panasonic, and they told me to unplug all bases and remove the batteries in the handsets for 'a few minutes' to reset the units. I waiting 10 minutes, and replaced all batteries and plugged in all the bases again. No luck, answering machine still did not work. I noticed, however that the phone did not reset as I still had all my phone numbers and caller id history.
I called my brother who is an electrician, and he advised me that the base has a 'capacitor(sp?)' and it will probably take a few hours for it to 'drain' so the phone will reset itself. His suggestion is to unplug all the bases, remove all the batteries and leave everything OVERNIGHT. By that time, the power store in the base should hopefully be wiped out and the phone should reset like new. I will try this tonight and let you know if this works.
the cordless phone was working in power and inbuild batteries. answering machine is not like that. It does not have inbuild batteries! keep seperate batteries for answering machine OR otherwise keep UPS.
most cordless phones need some access to 120 volt power to recharge the internal NiCad batteries. It wouldn't be cost effective to have on hand a bunch of charged batteries that you'd replace on a daily basis. they got to be charged up eventually.