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Problem with GE Digital Messenging System #29871

I have a problem with my GE Digital Messenging System. Often times it cuts off a recorded message well before the set timeframe, with no method of recovery. How can I prevent this from happening in the future, short of purchasing a new machine?

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  • ansmachhelp Dec 20, 2007

    Callers leaving messages either get cut off or the only audible part of their message is the beginning, then you can only hear the rest of the message far away in the background, if at all. This happens with EVERY message. I don't think we ever receive a complete, clear and audible message. Help!!

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    GE answering machine limits received messages to anywhere from 5 to 13 seconds. Same problem as many owners have with this machine. Tried the solution of unplugging it for 10 minutes then plugging it back in. Now it doesn't record ANY received messages. This is a flawed machine. No assistance needed. I'm replacing it with my old tape machine.

  • blondfinder Aug 08, 2008

    when you place a message on the machine it will record only 10 seconds and sometimes 30 do i fix this?

  • mido75 Sep 18, 2008

    It does not record the incoming messages though it give like 15 seconds to leave message but at the end nothing is recorded

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Ditto for me. People keep telling me that they're leaving messages but that they get cut off. I don't have anything recorded so I don't even know they tried! VERY FRUSTRATING.

  • Rosie7 May 14, 2009

    My messages are going to voice mail and my machine says my
    mailbox is full. I delete my messages as I get them,so how does
    this happen. I had messages in voice mail as far back as February
    what happend? How do I clear my voice mail?

  • mido75 May 11, 2010

    Would you post the support phone number please?



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I called the support number in the manual. They said to try a power off and power on sequence. Unplug phone line and then power, wait 10 minutes, and replug phone then power. If that doesn't work they said it is defective. My machine still didn't work so I am replacing it.

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