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Messages ALL erased!

I came home one day 2 months ago, my ATT-1726 answerign machine had a blinking "CL". At first I thought it was just a power failure so I reset the clock. That done, I saw a big "0" which told me that ALL my 27 saved messages are gone permanently!
(NOTE: in order to erase msg, we have to press DELETE twice and I am 100% sure I did not press it even one).
Last week , the same thiing happens: CL was blinking, clock was reset, all saved msg were gone.
What happened?
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Re: Messages ALL erased!

The answering machine is supposed to save messages during a power failure. If the messages are gone, then the unit is defective.

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How do i erase messages

To erase a message while it is playing, press the ON/OFF ERASE button. The

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the ERASE button until you hear the "Messages Erased" announcement. Release the

button after the announcement. This feature allows you to erase all old messages

but not new messages. If you do not have any messages, the answering system

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How do I access my home phone messages

Here is a link to the 1726's User Guide:

From page 9/13:

1) Call your telephone numer
2) During (or right after the announcement), dial your access code.
3) Press "5" during the session to use the various codes listed in the manual.
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Can not replay message

If you are at the machine and know which box the message is in, press and hold the button for the mailbox. The machine will then play old messages.

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1726 does not record messages

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When memory is full, saved messages must be deleted before new messages can be recorded.

If RO (announce only) is selected, no messages will be recorded.

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Press "Delete", then press an MBOX button to delete all the messages in that mailbox

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Press the mail box button quickly to hear only new messages. Press and hold until you hear the system respond to hear all messages. Press again to stop playback.

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Won't record messages anymore

Record Your Announcement

You must record your announcements (A, b,C and RO) one at a time.

1 Select the announcement you wish to record.

2 Press and hold "ANNC/SKIP". When the system beeps, speak toward the microphone normally, from about nine inches away.

3 To stop recording, release "ANNC/SKIP". The system automatically plays back your announcement.

To review your announcement, press and release "ANNC/SKIP".

To erase your announcement and return to the pre-recorded announcement press "DELETE" while your announcement is playing.

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How can I retrieve messages I have erased by accident (grandson's messages)?

unplug NOW before someone tapes a messages over the "deleated"one try plugging back to power after machine has had 5min downtime this may 'reset' so you can retrieve if this does not work call manufactor they may know a trick but do not reconnect because if someone tapes over its gone!

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Power failure message.

Power Failure Recovery

If the system is disconnected from the AC power it will not operate. Your announcemen and messages are retained in memory during a power failure but you will need to reset the clock. See the instructions on the bottom of the unit. If the message window displays CL, you need to reset the clock. See the instruction on the bottom of the unit.

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