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Re: AT&T 9371 TELEPHONE HANDSET
I know that these were good phones, but time marches on. I would search the web to see if you can find one for sale. Try to Google and see if you can find one. But I think you might as well look at some newer models. Prices have lowered and there are many improvements now. The newest ones out are dect and they pickup less interferance.
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It's time for a replacement battery. Cordless telephone batteries can be purchased at most places that sell cordless telephones, or battery stores such as batteries plus.
A test for this is that you can swap the batteries with handset 1 and see if the problem follows the batteries. Does it appear to be charging when on the cradle? Attempt to charge Handset 2 on the charging cradle you have for Handset 1.
Please try the following procedure to register the handset:
Place the unregistered handset in the telephone base. If PRESS FIND HS 4 SEC ON BASE does not appear on the handset screen after a few seconds, remove the handset and place it in the telephone base again.
On the telephone base, press and hold FIND HANDSET for about four seconds (until the red IN USE light on the telephone base turns on) and then release the button. The handset shows PLEASE WAIT... and it takes up to 60 seconds to complete the registration. The handset shows HANDSET X REGISTERED (X represents the handset number assigned) and you hear a beep when the registration completes.
When the registration is complete, the newly registered handset is assigned the next available handset registration number. For instance, if you already have HANDSET 1 and HANDSET 2, the next registered handset will be HANDSET 3
Getting startedReplace a handsetIf you want to replace a handset or reassign the designated handset numberof a registered handset, you must deregister all the handsets and thenindividually register each handset.To make deregistration easier, read all of the instructions on this page beforeyou begin. To deregister all handsets:Press and hold FIND HANDSET on the telephone base for about 101.seconds (until the IN USE light on the telephone base turns on and starts toflash), then release FIND HANDSET.Press and release FIND HANDSET again. You must press FIND HANDSET2.while the IN USE light is still flashing. The IN USE light flashes forapproximately seven seconds.All system handsets show CONNECTING... The deregistration process3.takes about 10 seconds to complete. All handsets show NOT REGISTEREDwhen the deregistration completes.If deregistration fails, you might need to reset the telephone and try again.To reset:1.Pick up the registered handset and then press talk/flash.Press OFF/CLEAR and place the handset back in the telephone base.2.-OR-1.Unplug the power from the telephone base, then plug it back in.You cannot deregister a handset if any system handset is in use.
There can be a lot of different things that could cause this. The first thing I would do is disconnect the telephone cord from the Uniden phon eand connect it to another telephone and see if you get a dial tone from it. If you do then we know that the telephon eline and the cord are OK so we go back to the Uniden telephone. Next, does the unit light up when you plug it in? are you sure that the telephone is getting AC Power? Are the displays on the handsets working? Does the handset display show "Handset XX" or does it show "Searching"? If it shows "Handset XX" then the base unit is getting power, if not the base unit may not be getting power.
If the base unit is getting power and the handsets are working and the power cord and jack were proven good by conecting another phone to them, then you would need to call uniden Customer Service for further trouble shooting or repair/replacement. the number is 1-800-297-1026
When you pick up your GE cordless phone and press a button, the phone
should beep as a confirmation that a button has been pressed. If the
telephone handset does not beep, or if it does not respond to any
buttons, the battery may be in need of a recharge. Verify that the
cordless phone base unit is plugged in to an electrical source, then
place the handset into the charging cradle. If no lights illuminate on
the phone, or if charging fails to correct the issue, clean the metal
charging contacts on the cordless handset and place the phone back on
the charger. If it still fails to respond or to charge, the unit may
need to be serviced or replaced.
Does the Battery Hold a Charge?
If the cordless phone charges up and appears to be ready for use but
dies after only short periods of use, the internal rechargeable
batteries may need to be replaced. Replacement batteries are widely
available at electronics
and discount retail stores. Note your phone's exact model number, as
this number will be necessary when purchasing a replacement battery.
Listen for a Dial Tone
If the GE cordless phone powers on, and beeps when you press keys, but
no dial tone is heard, one of three problems is the likely culprit. The
phone's batteries may have an insufficient charge to fully power the
phone, a condition that can be corrected by simply placing the phone
back in the charger. If the batteries are charged, but no dial tone is
heard, it is also possible that another telephone in your home or
office is "off hook" or in use; verify that all telephones, fax
machines and modems are securely on the hook. If there is still no dial
tone, your telephone service may have been disconnected or require
service by your local telephone company.
Listen for Static
On some GE cordless phone models, particularly older models, static may
be heard if the radio signal between the handset and base unit
experiences interference. Common sources of interference include
unshielded electronics, appliances, and radio transmitters, as well as
high-tension power lines. If your phone offers an option to change
channels, try several different channels to see if the static is
eliminated. If static continues to exist, or if static can be heard on
wired phones sharing the same line, your telephone line may require service.
Verify Your Handset is Registered
Some models of GE cordless phones may display a message on the display
screen that the handset needs to be registered. If this message
appears, move the handset close to the base unit and press the
"Prog/Mute" button near the bottom of the handset. Next, press the
"Pager" button on the base unit (your handset may instruct you to
perform this step). Finally, press the "Prog/Mute" button on the
handset one more time to complete the registration process. Your GE
cordless phone should now work correctly.The GE Cordless Phone brand is designed to deliver the conveniences of
cordless home service with quality sound and features. There are many
models of the GE Cordless Phone. The most current models, including the
DECT 6.0, have standard features such as call waiting, caller ID,
visual ring indicator, phone number memory and digital answering systems .
you use your GE Cordless Phone, ensure that you have all the parts.
Your cordless phone package should include the phone base, a handset
battery pack, a battery compartment cover, the cordless handset, a wall
mount bracket, and a telephone line cord and AC power adaptor. Once you
have confirmed that you have all of your parts, insert the handset
battery pack into the handset and replace the battery compartment
cover. Insert your telephone line cord and the AC power adapter into
the phone base. The phone base identifies the telephone line as TEL
LINE and the adapter as AC. Plug the phone base into the electrical
socket. Place the cordless handset into the base. Allow the phone to
charge for at least 16 hours before its first use. Failure to fully
charge the battery before its first use will result in poor battery
Once you have fully charged your phone, you can proceed with setting up
your phone's features. If your cordless phone includes an answering
system, complete this setup process first. Turn on the answering system
by pressing the on/off button. The message indicator light will
display. The cordless phones
are defaulted to English as the selected language. To change your
language preference, press the "Skip" button for two seconds. The
language will change to Spanish. Next, you will set up your voice time
and day stamp. While the answering system is on, press the "Answer"
button on your handset for two seconds. The phone will enter the
answerer mode. Press the "8" key. This will take you to the time/day
setup menu. Use the number keys to set the hour and minutes. Use the
volume up and down arrows to set the AM/PM. Press "#" to save. The
cordless handset will also require that you give it a name. Press the
"Mute" button for two seconds until the handset reads "ENTER NAME."
Enter the name of the handset by using the touchtone keypad. Press the
"Mute" button to save. Enter the default area code by pressing "Mute"
until the phone displays "AREA CODE." Enter your three-digit area code
and press the "Mute" button to save.
GE Cordless Phones are designed to be simple and convenient to use. To
place or answer a call, press the TALK button. You can pre-dial a
number by dialing the number before pressing the TALK button. When you
are ready to make the call, press TALK and the phone will dial
automatically. To answer a call that is waiting on the other line,
press the FLASH button. If you experience call interference or bad
reception while on a call, press the CHANNEL button until your line
yes if its fading out .its possible that the battery is causing this.also other possibility is that the internal cicuit of the device is moistened or may be needs to be resoldered as some connections may be loosened up too.
its a common problem and will get fixed once above things are checked 1 by 1.
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Recradle the handset for 15 seconds, then lift the handset and press PHONE.
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If the handset is not responding normally, you may need to reset your telephone system. Complete the following steps to reset the telephone system:
Step 1: Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
Step 2: Disconnect the handset battery.
Step 3: Wait a few minutes and then reconnect the power to the telephone base.
Step 4: Reconnect the handset battery
Step 5: Wait about one minute for the handset to re-establish a link with the telephone base and then test the phone again.
If that does not work, call the manufacture at
1-800-595-9511. Or take it back to where you purchased it and have then exchange it.