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How to record messages

This machine seems simple, but it does not remember messages for me to play back later. I can call from my cell phone, or someone else can call me and leave a message....that works fine... BUT when I go to play back the message it always says I have zero messages. To the caller it sounds like they are leaving a message, but I can never hear it.

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Re: How to record messages

Call 1-800-448-0329 for warranty info. You have a one year warranty and they'll replace it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Re: How to record messages

1-800-448-0329 for warranty. You have a one year warranty from purchase date. They should give you a new machine.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Re: How to record messages

Is the answering machine on or off? (Should be on)
Try unplugging it for ten minutes.
Here's the manual:

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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Is your machine turned on? Try unplugging it for ten minutes.

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It sounds like two separate problems, MaryAnne44. I have the exact same machine, but don't have that problem. Sounds to me your machine is ready for the scrap heap.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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R.S. 43-38293 a 2 way conversation was recorded with Morgan Stanley that is critical to outcome of court case. The recording is there as it was played one time after, but not it seems like it isn't there....

If erased, GONE. If you press the "Play" button, wait for the unit to say, No messages, then press it again. If nothing is played, it's gone. If it's still there, call your phone with your cell phone, access your answering device, follow the above procedures, and press the record button on your cell phone. Then send it to your e-mail for a hard copy. Good luck.

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Remote access for machine

This come from a previous model than I have (mine is a ol5870), but seems to work for this one in retrieving messages from another phone.

Default access code is 0000 if you haven't changed it (but you should); when answering machine answer dial in the 4 digit code while the outgoing message is playing.

Once in dial 1,2, or 3 to play messages (mail box number I believe)

You can dial * for a help menu

4 Repeat a message
44 Ignores a message (message won't remote retrieve next call)
6 plays next message (skip to next)
7 Deletes message
8 Lets you record a memo
9 Let's you change the outgoing message (5 stops the recording)
0 Toggles answer on/off

I hope this helps some people at least in part.

on Feb 14, 2009 | Olympia OL5870 Digital Answering Machine

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How do i set the answering system on a uniden 1580-3 phone, mine is just background noise on the answering machine when someone calls in to leave a message

Here is the manual for your phone. You can download the manual and the instructions for setting up your answering machine are on page 43:

Setting Up the Answering System
You can set up your answering system's features from the handset. Only one handset at a time can access the answering system menus.

Note: If you have multiple bases, select the base with answering system you want to access (see page 15).

Recording a Personal Greeting
Your answering system comes with a pre-recorded outgoing message or greeting that plays when you receive a call: "Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone." You can record your own personal outgoing greeting. Your recorded greeting must be between two seconds and thirty seconds long.

Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the messages unless it has no messages.

Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode.

Press 8 to start the recording. The system announces, "Record greeting." Begin recording after the announcement.

When you finish recording, press 8 again or press 5. You will hear a confirmation tone, and your recorded greeting plays back for you.

Selecting a Greeting

Once you have recorded a personal greeting, the phone automatically switches to your personal greeting. You can
also switch back and forth between the pre-recorded greeting and your own greeting at any time.

Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the messages unless it has no messages.

Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode.

Press 6. The system plays the current greeting.

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How do I record a greeting on the Uniden cxa/5698?

With the phone in standby, press [greet]. While the preset message is playing, press and hold [greet] again. You will hear the announcement "Record greeting" and a confirmation tone.
If you already have a greeting recorded, you can delete the current one and then record a new greeting. While the current greeting is playing, press (delete). And then start over with the first.
Start recording your message. You will have thirty seconds, and the message counter will count down.
When you are finished recording your greeting, press [greet], (play/stop) or [set]. You hear a confirmation tone, and then your greeting plays back for you.
The full instructions begin on page 45 of the manual.

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How to set up Panasonic Answering Machine KX-TG4391

Recording your greeting message You can record your own greeting message (2 minutes max.). 1 {GREETING REC} 2 Within 10 seconds, press {GREETING REC} again. 3 After the base unit beeps, speak clearly about 20 cm away from the MIC. 4 Press {?} (STOP) to stop recording.
Playing back the greeting message Press {GREETING CHECK}.
You can also operate the answering system by pressing dial keys on the handset
Key Operation {^} or {V} Adjust the receiver/speaker volume {1} or {<} Repeat message (during playback)*1 {2} or {>} Skip message (during playback) {4} Play new messages {5} Play all messages {8} Turn answering system on {9} Stop playback*2

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One tel magma 300 - can't change message on answerphone

1) Press the 'tape' symbol to access the answering machine mode.
2) Press 9 then 1 for 'answer and record'.
3) Whe you hear a 'beep' speak your message. Whilst recording the display shows REC OGM1 or REC OGM2
4) Press 5 to stop recording. Your message is played back to you
5) Press 'tape' symbol to exit.

To check your Out Going Message (OGM)

1) Press 'tape' symbol
2) Press 6 then 2 and the message is played back.

Jan 26, 2009 | GE 29888GE1 Digital Answering Machine

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How do I change the recorded message?`

Record Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
three minutes long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a pre-recorded
announcement: “HELLO. PLEASE LEAVE A
1 Press and hold a. When the
system beeps, speak toward the
microphone normally, from about nine
inches away. While you are recording,
the Message Window blinks .
2 To stop recording, release a.
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement, press
and release a.
To erase your announcement and
return to the pre-recorded announcement,
press Dwhile your announcement is
Callers can skip the announcement by
pressing #.


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Phone rings many times with no answering message coming on and no messages recorded

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Voice message retrieval from a digital answering machine

There are a number of ways that you could do this that range from secret agent technology to gee-whiz gear that you could hand-build yourself, but it sounds to me as if you just want to preserve the message and place it on your new phone (grin) so let us keep it simple.

Any Radio Shack can sell you a suction-cup mic that will plug into any recording device including the sound in jack on your computer. These are cheap, and best of all make very good recordings as long as there is not a lot of background nose in the room you are recording from.

Buy one, attach it to a regular phone handset and call your house. Just before the announce message begins to play, start recording. When it finishes, stop recording.

If you did this with a digital voice recorder you can simply play it back to your new answering machine while it is in message record mode. You might want to MP3 the recording so you have it forever as well...

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