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Setup Instructions The instructions state : press the menu soft key. Select Global Setup menu. When I press the menu soft key I do not see anything resembling "global Setup Menu". What are they talking about???

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Re: Setup Instructions

Whoops I couldn't see the menu's shown on the screen when you press one of the soft keys!

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Did you scroll through the options (up and down arrows) until the Global Setup screen appeared?

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Setting date and time on a NEC Phone 1P4WW-12TXH-A-TEL

To set the date and time manually:
1. When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/ SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >set date/time and then
3. Press qCID or pDIR to select the month, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to select the day, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
5. Press qCID or pDIR to select the year, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys,
then press MENU/SELECT to move on to set the time.
6. Press qCID or pDIR to select the hour, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
7. Press qCID or pDIR to select the minute, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
8. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight AM or PM, or press 2 for AM or
7 for PM. Then press MENU/SELECT to confirm. There is a confirmation
tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.

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Where does the Ans system ask me to select ans select or record greeting on my uniden phone d1688

With the phone in standby mode, open the menu by pressing MENU/SELECT. Select "Ans. Setup." Press MENU/SELECT to start recording. Press MENU/SELECT when done. Press PLAY/STOP on the base or END on the handset to save.

The above is from page 18 of the manual.

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No problem, however I need instructions on how to the vocemail recording on the V6 telephone mnessage box.

Step 1: Press Menu and scroll down to Ans. System and press elect
Step 2: From this screen you can use the Up and Down arrows to select various options (Play, Delete, Record) go to Record or Announcement and use select

Feb 28, 2011 | Vtech Answering Machines

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Lost my manual and cannot remember how to get messages remotely

Since I have not idea what exact model you have this may or may not work... I hope it helps, as it is for a Uniden answering service phone.

Remotely Operating Your Answering Machine

Note: The answering machine will only playback messages for four minutes and then it returns to the command waiting mode.

To continue playing your messages, press [#] then [2] again within 15 seconds.
To operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone and follow these steps:
1.) Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer
2.) During the greeting message, press [#] and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds;

How to enter a PIN
To play your messages from a remote location, you will need to enter a two-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) or PIN Code.
Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and then the SECURITY CODE submenu.
Enter a two-digit security code (00-99) using the number keypad [0-9].
Press the OK soft. You will hear a confirmation tone.

The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory.
You hear "To play incoming messages, press pound-two. For help, press pound-zero." You will hear a beep.
Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following:

# then 1 Repeat a Message
# then 2 Playback Messages
# then 3 Skipping a Message
# then 4 Deleting a Message
# then 5 Stop Operation
* # then 6 Answering Machine On
# then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
# then 8 Greeting Record/Stop**
# then 9 Answer Machine Off
# then 0 Help Guidance

Apr 27, 2009 | Uniden 5.8GHz Expandable Cordless Phone...

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Nseed to reset message on answering machine

There are two models - The TRU8885 and the TRU8885-2 -
For the TRU8885 the manual PDF form >>>Click Here<<<
The solution is on page 24 + 57 It starts on Pg 24 as...

Record Greeting allows you to record a personal outgoing message (greeting) which
the answering system automatically plays when you receive a call.

1) Enter the Answring Setup menu, and then the
Record Greeting sub-menu (see "Entering the
Menu" on page 16). To record greeting press
[STA RT] appears.

2) Press the START soft key. You will hear “Record Greeting.“ The message counter
displays 30 and then begins to count down.

3) Position yourself near the base microphone and record your greeting.

4) When you are finished recording, press the STOP soft key. Your greeting will
playback for confirmation.

Selecting Your Greeting (Base only)

Select Greeting allows you to choose between the two outgoing messages, a prerecorded
message or your own greeting.

1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the
Select Greeting submenu (see "Entering the
Menu” on page 16). P lay back greetin g
appears, and the current outgoing message is
played. LCD is an example if you recorded your greeting.

2) Once you have recorded a personal greeting, press the CHANGE soft key to
choose the greeting. The selected outgoing message is played. Each time you
press the CHANGE soft key, the phone switches the outgoing message between
the prerecorded and the personal outgoing message.

There is more on the PDF - Just ask if you need more

For the TRU8885-2 is essentially the same. The manual PDF form >>>Click Here<<<

If we need to dig further, just ask! :) We are just a mouse click away!

Mar 07, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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How do I set the time?

Press menu, press global setup, press set day and time. Use volume up/down key and right soft key to go from day of week, hour, minute and am/pm.

Feb 15, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Not recording

Record Time sets the duration for recording the incoming messages. You have three
record time options. The options "1 minute" or "4 minutes" set the duration for
recording the incoming messages. "Announce only" answers the call but prevents
the caller from leaving a message.
1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the Record
Time submenu (see "Entering the Menu" on page 16).
2) Press volume up/down to select Record Time
(1 Minute, 4 Minutes, or Announce Only)
3) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.

Feb 02, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Answering Machine Message

enter answ.mach setup menu
then record greeting submenu
press start soft key
youll hear start recording mess
you have 30 sec v countdown to do message then it automatically uploads

Mar 12, 2008 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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ATT 5840 Base reset code/procedure

document.write(parent.prscreen) Try this to get it working. Relocate the handset(s) closer to the main base.

Check for any lights on the base including charge, intercom, and channel lights (if applicable to the model).

Re-cradle the handset on the base for 15 seconds. Lift the handset and press PHONE.

Unplug the AC adapter from the main base unit and take out the battery from the handset. Leave it unplugged for 15 seconds. Plug the handset battery in and re-cradle the handset. Plug back the AC adapter in and wait for 15 seconds.

Try to de-register the handsets by following the steps below:

1. Using the soft keys on the base located below the base screen, press MENU
2. Press the down arrow once until BASE SETTINGS is highlighted.
3. Press the OK soft key.
4. On the base, press MUTE 3 times and FLASH twice. This will
deregister the unit.

Below are steps on how to re-register the handsets:

1. Make sure to charge the handset battery pack at least 12 hours.
2. Using the soft keys on the base located below the base screen, press MENU.
3. Use the up or down arrow keys to select DISPLAY BASE ID.
4. Press OK. The base screen will display the 15-digit Base ID
code for about 30 seconds, then the unit returns to the idle
screen. Write down the Base ID code on a piece of paper.
5. At the cordless handset, use the soft key to select NEW.
6. Enter the 15-digit Base ID code using the number keypad.
7. Use the soft key to select OK. The screen displays PLEASE
8. After about 45 seconds, the screen displays FOUND BASE. If the handset displays BASE BUSY TRY LATER, the base is in

Other products that use the 5.8GHz band can interfere with the use of this phone. These products or equipments include: radio towers, page towers, cellular Phones, other 5.8GHz cordless phones, intercoms, or monitors. If any of these are in the area, they may interfere with the performance of the phone. Try relocating the phone.

Video displays, Televisions or Personal Computers can cause
interference on the phone if it is plugged in electrically with one of this equipment (typically on a power strip or extension cord). Please relocate the phone to an AC outlet without any other major appliance plugged in.
You can also relocate the base to another room.

Relocate the phone out of the kitchen area. Appliances may cause interference.

If the charge light does not remain on, clean the handset and base charging contacts using a pencil eraser. If it comes on after cleaning the contacts, you may need to charge the unit for 10 hours.

Make sure that the AC power cord is securely plugged into the base. If unsuccessful, plug the unit into a different known working outlet or turn on the switch on the power strip.

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Change message

press menu on the base.
use the volume up and down buttons to change to the answ. setup
go to greeting and follow the menu prompts to record a new greeting, then select change to pick which outgoing greeting is played.

you can download a manual from:

Sep 20, 2007 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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