Question about Northwestern Bell 36257 Cordless Phone
I just bought a new battery for this phone and charged it for the recommended 14 hours. The manual says that the handset then needs to be picked up and put back down on the base for "about 5 seconds." A sticker in the battery compartment of the handset says that this is to reset the security code and channel information. No further information or instructions are given anywhere.
Here's what happens: when I put the handset back into the base cradle, it beeps 3 times. If I wait about 6-7 seconds, it beeps again 3 times. It doesn't matter whether I pick up the handset up again before or after the second set of beeps - the handset does not yield a dial tone when I press "Talk", I can't get access to programming options 2-13 from the "Menu" button, pressing "Page" on the base lights up the "In Use" light but the handset does not beep, and the handset does not ring when I get an incoming call. And yes, I was able to access menu item #1 and made sure that "Ring" is set to "On."
Can anyone help? I think I had this problem with the phone before, and can't for the life of me remember what solved it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the problem. I think it is because the battery i have in it was a Ni-MH and it should be a Ni-Cd. I am now looking for the right baterry Good luck Frank firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 17, 2007
2/29 Have you registered or re-registered the handset?
"No link" can mean handset is not accepting radio wave of base unit. At Mfgr website pull-down operator's manual and look for registration instructions. Some sequence of buttons will create a radio signal from base (have handset off base) then another sequence of buttons on handset will accept radio signal. If handset has "menu" button, try "menu", then "00" (zero zero) then select an accept or "OK" button. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
Could the "PRO" stand for Program Mode? Is there a Program button or selection under Menu in which you can shut off a Program Mode?
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
SOURCE: GE 25942 dial tone problems
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Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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