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Base Unit unable to use

All of the lights are lit on the base unit display.you cannot use any of the phones .

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  • inetdog Apr 10, 2008

    I am having the same problem, except that all of the lights on the base are flashing rather than on continuously. (Failure at a slightly different phase of boot?)
    If there is no way to do a hardware reset of the programmable memory and hitting the unit solidly on the countertop does not help, I am probably going to give up and get a whole new system. (2-line systems are harder to find but it looks like there are some bargains out there.

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Your base has taken a strike to the processor and it is stuck trying to boot up. If you have cycled the power already and it stays stuck, it is not going to boot. Buying a replacement base (you can get just the base a little cheaper than the base/handset combo) and recycling your old one properly is the way to go if you want to get your base up anytime soon. Once you get a base, you will register your handsets to it, and reset your answering machine greetings, etc. If you have stored settings in your handsets such as the dialing directory, those will still be there. Just google "cordless telephone repair" and the first couple non sponsored links carry the base only. Good Luck

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