Question about Uniden TCX905 Cordless Expansion Handset
Battery fully charged. Backlight display works. No message display, so registration not possible.
Forget what I said before, the TCX905 does NOT fit into the TRU 8866 base unit with the battery cover on. REMOVE THE BATTERY COVER TO REGISTER THE TCX905 WITH THE TRU8866 and everything works fine....
Forget what I said before, the TCX905 does NOT fit into the TRU 8866 base unit with the battery cover on.
REMOVE THE BATTERY COVER TO REGISTER THE TCX905 WITH THE TRU8866 and everything works fine....
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
I just successfully registered 4 TCX905s with my TRU8865 base - it's documented in the TCX905 manual.
Be sure the handset you want to register is fully charged.
Remove the handset you want to register from its charger.
Now unplug the AC for the main base, hold down the 'find handset' key on the base and plug the AC in again, when it beeps, you can let go of that button.
Hold down the '#' on the handset you want to register, it will show 'Registering Handset...' and when it beeps, it's done - registered, you're good to go :)
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I had a similar problem which I finally fixed. You did not say if any of your phones registered.
First try the following recommended by Uniden Support:
Your phone(s) should be fully charged before putting them on the main base.
Unplug the battery from the phone by removing the battery cover and removing the connector. Then, push the # and * key together and hold while you plug the battery back in (requires some dexterity). Continue to hold the two keys until you hear a confirmation tone. This will force the phone to reregister. Put the phone on the main base (if you are sure it has a fully charged battery) and see if it will reregister it to solve the problem.
That did not work for me. So, I followed the instructions to de-register the handset (even though it hadn't really registered). But, I also pretended like the Base was not available (because using the base in this step also failed).
1) Press and hold the hang up and # keys for at least 5 seconds.
2) Move the cursor to select Base Unavailable and then press Select.
3) Select the base you want to deregister from, press Select and then move the cursor to Yes and select.
This causes the phone to delete any of its base information.
At this point, again insure that your phone shows the battery is fully charged and if it is not, put it on the stand alone charger base (not the main base). With the battery fully charged, place it on the base and try registering again by placing it in the main base.
If neither of these approaches help, contact support at Uniden.com.
However, my problems were cleared when I cleared the handset with the second set of instructions.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
When you select register on the base, you need to press and hold # on the phone... the instructions below worked for me, finally, to get the stupid waterproof handset registered. whew!
Registering the Handset
If you have purchased this accessory handset separately, it must
be registered to the base before you can use it.
• The handset must be fully charged before attempting to register.
• Only one handset can be registered at a time.
1) If the other base has an LCD display:
• With the phone in standby, press [Menu/Select] on the base. Press [down] to move the cursor to REGISTER HANDSET and then press [Menu/Select]. HANDSET
If the other base does not have an LCD display:
• Disconnect the base AC adapter. Then press and hold
[find hs] or [find] while you reconnect the adapter. Keep
pressing [find hs] or [find] until the charge/in use LED
starts to blink.
2) On the handset, press and hold [#] until the handset beeps and displays HANDSET REGISTERING.
3) When the handset finishes registering, it shows REGISTRATION COMPLETE in the display.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
If the handsets are not currently registered to any base, the SYSTEM RESET menu won't appear.
If the TCX905 handsets in question are actually expansion handsets from another Uniden Phone System, they are not true TCX905 handsets. To verify, remove the battery cover and battery, then look at the inside label. If it lists the model of a TRU9xxx phone system, your handsets are NOT TCX905.
Uniden unfortunately has programmed the expansion handsets from SINGLE LINE TRU9xxx phone systems to NOT REGISTER against the TRU9466. (Those same handsets register fine against predecessor model TRU8866 though).
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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