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Disfunctional Handset I have a dual handset rig, Vtech 2461; and the secondary handset is not working properly. When I turn it on, the green light at the top comes on but there is nothing in the display except some distorted figures. There is no dial tone and the buttons won't function either. I have tried another battery pack, but the results are the same. The other handset works fine. Is there anything I can do to remedy this or is it time for a new purchase? thank you,Mickster

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Re: Disfunctional Handset - Vtech VT 2461 Cordless Phone Phones

Both of my head set don't work no dial tone

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Re: Disfunctional Handset

Has the secondary handset ever worked. Reason I ask is that it happened to me with a new addtl handset and the problem was that I did not remove the small piece of paper between the handset and the battery which caused only distorted figures to display on the LCD of the handset.

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The handset must be de-registered before it can be registered.
Try this:

1. To de-register the handset from another base:
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enter *331734 [menu]
and it will soon beep and display "Not registered"

2. To register the new handset to your base:
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then release the button and set the new handset into
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and display "Handset #" (next in sequence).

3: Note: the base handles a maximum of 12 handsets.

If your system was fully populated ( ie, a handset is
already # 12 ) you will have to clear all the handsets
from the base and re-register them all in sequence.
( it is the only way to 'rescue' the places occupied
by the lost handsets ).

To clear the base of all registrations:

1. Press and hold the the "Handset Locator" button
until the "in use" light lights and then starts to blink
( ~ 10 seconds ), release the button --
then press it again briefly while the "in use" light
is still blinking.

2. The base will beep and all handsets that were registered
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3. Follow the instructions above for each handset
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The manual is available from:
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Good luck !

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