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Phone says searching

My additional handset fo rmy ge 5.8 mhz cordless phone keeps saying searching. my main one works fine and the other handset is find, just the one says searching. cna anyone help?

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Re: phone says searching

The battery may be weak. Or it is too far from the base. Try exchanging the two. take the handset near the base and see if it will link.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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Re: phone says searching

My D-Link DPH-C160S keep searching some time it show's message VoIP Ready than goes back to searching...... I have connected this IP Phone after 13 days. Is anyone know's solution ?

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: i have the D1660 series

I had the same problem, I removed the battery from the handset, placed it back then I remounted it on the base. it said welcome and after 2 to 3 mins, it started showing the signal icon on the left top corner of the display. I picked it up from the base, pressed talk button it started working. Good luck try it out, it would work.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011

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A search of Uniden support only said to call 1-800-297-1023 with handset registration issues. The rep picked up quickly and walked me through the reset procedure. Here it is step-by-step:

1. Remove battery
2. Hold down the * and # buttons and reinsert battery. You should hear a long beep. If not retry. (This is a bit awkward but hold the handset upside down and it's workable)
3. Screen will be blank. Immediately press the right soft menu button.
4. Screen will report that EEPROM is clearing and then state EEPROM Clear Ok
5. Remove battery (yes again)
6. Reinsert battery (this time there's no need to hold down any buttons)
7. Handset will reboot with Welcome screen and then state that phone must be registered (this is the status a handset should be in from the factory)
8. Place handset on base and it will register as normal

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Uniden DECT 1480-5c phone (base 5

have this EXACT same problem---could it be my wireless router interfering??

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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