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We have GE 5.8 TC28021 with 4 handsets purchased just over 2 years ago. We have replaced batteries on two of the sets. The LCD call display on all of the sets is failing so that they are becoming completely unreadable. Is there any way to have this repaired/

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  • ncrowe Jul 26, 2009

    Thank you. Unfortunately you have confirmed what I concluded after fairly extensive Internet searching. I guess I will have to join the throw-away majority.

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Hi,

It's really unfortunate that this has become a Major problem with most of the hand sets. Yes, these can be repaired. It might cost you anywhere between, $10 - $50 including the Labor, Shipping etc. But, the main problem is the availability, It's only 20% that you would be able to find a replacement as most of the people believe in use and throw option.

There are many sites that would offer you to get it repaired but spending 50 bucks on LCD as compared to new phone around 50 bucks.

Still, if you want to get replacement, let me know you location so that i could provide you with the sites or people who offer replacements.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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For some AT&T, VTech, Uniden, & GE model numbers
you might try the following:
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For many VTech models it is a bit more involved:
1. Start by taking off the battery compartment cover.
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6. scroll to "Register Clear?", press [select]
7. display asks "Confirm?" or "Register Clear??",
press [select]
8. display reads "Ok" (chirps), press [ off ]

9. UNPLUG THE HANDSET BATTERY
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10. Wait ~30 seconds, re-connect the battery &
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For many Uniden models:
1. Press and hold the [END] and [ # ] keys at the
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2. "System Reset, Deregister Handset"
3. scroll to "... Base Unavailable"
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For some GE models:
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2. scroll to "Handset Setup" press "program[mute]"
3. scroll to "Deregistration" press "program[mute]"
4. scroll to "Yes" press "program[mute]"
5. display reads "Not Registered"

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Once you have the handset displaying "Not Registered"
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The model number for your cordless phone is shown on
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0. Start by taking off the battery compartment cover.

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10. display reads "Not Registered"
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===============================

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past ~4 sec when the "In Use" lamp lights, at
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