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Can't use the second phone GE model 25861GE3 5.8

The power went off and now the base doesn't recognize the second handset. I can't find the manual but remember that there is something I had to do to set the phone up I can't get the second phone to charge on the second base. I installed new batteries but I still get the unavailable message and no light up or dial tone. I tried placing the headset on the homebase for 20 seconds but it still did not work. Help!

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You may have several problems. First, you should verify that the 2nd phone works. Unplug the battery from the "good" phone and place it into the "bad" phone. Then try to reset the "bad" phone by placing in the homebase charger for 2o seconds.

If this doesn't fix the 2nd phone, then it has an internal problem, possibly.

As far as the 2nd charger goes, please verify that it works by placing the "Good" phone in it to see if it will charge it.

Additionaly, you may need to "reset" the whole system. Do this by :
1 Unplug phone line, power to charger base, and remove the batteries.
2 Wait a couple of minutes.
3 Plug in battery first, then phone line, and finally the power cord.

Then try to set the phones in the basecharger. (If the new battery is not charged yet, then you will have to charge it first!)

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