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Base unit light blinking GE 27831

When I hang up the base unit handset the LED on the base starts blinking and continues forever.

When I remove the handset from the base - but not use it - the LED continues to blink.

When I use the handset the LED on the base turns solid indicating the phone is in use and/or needs charging.

The second phone with this system in the other room operates normally.

I've disconnected the power to the base unit, restored power, resync'd the second unit, and still have the same blinking problem on the main receiver base unit.

Am unable to remove the battery from the handset as I will lose the stored numbers and I can no longer see well enough to put them back in.

This phone system is 7 months old and I like it, except for the blinking LED (which started a few weeks back and is bugging me).

Thanks in advance for any help / thoughts / etc.

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Re: Base unit light blinking GE 27831

I had the same problem. Once I read the owners manual I found the charge light blinks to indicate that you have voicemail waiting to be retrieved via telecom provider. Much to my surprise I have a voicemail account I never requested.

Another mystery solved - I now know why I missed so many messages.

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