For a month or so, I had to set the phone just right so that the connectors would hit and the handset would charge in the base/cradle. (with very little trouble). Now, when I place it in the base unit, the "Charging" light doesn't light up and the cordless handset doesn't work (Battery is low).
Do I just need to buy a new battery or do you think the connections have somehow gone bad & I need a whole new phone?
Try charging it in a different cradle if you have more than one handset. This has happened to me where a particular base will not charge a particular phone. Once charged elsewhere the problem resolved.
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Not using the handset for several months would have allowed corrosion to develop on the charging contacts. You have to use cotton buds and a strong solvent to clean the charging contacts.
Alternately, it may be that the battery is already dead and no longer would accept a charge. These are plug-in types and are replaceable. Incidentally, it is also possible that the corrosion developed on the battery connector contacts themselves.
Indication of corrosion would be dull colored contacts with bits of flakes - clean to make shiny again; the connector corrosion would be wet powdery greenish substance on the wires or connector from the battery.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
1.Check the device's battery level for at least two bars of strength. 2.If the battery level is low, charge the battery. 3.If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover. 4.Remove the battery. 5.Wait 10 seconds. 6.Press and hold the W key. 7.While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery. •The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears •Release the power button but *continue holding the home button*, for another 30 seconds. Step Thanks
Phone's "Status Light" Not Illuminating or Battery Failing to Charge
1.Check that the base unit's AC adapter is plugged into the both the base unit and electrical outlet firmly.
2.Wipe the base unit's handset holder's connectors and the connectors on the bottom of the handset with a soft cloth/rag or pencil eraser to remove any loose dust and dirt from the metal connectors.
3.Place the handset firmly in the base unit holder until the "Status Light" illuminates, indicating the battery is charging. 4.Replace your Uniden cordless phone's battery, by purchasing a compatible battery from an electronic supply store or directly from Uniden. Turn your phone's handset unit over and remove its battery door. Lift the phone's battery pack up and gently unplug the battery's wire connector by pressing in on the connector's side and pulling the connector free from the phone's circuit board. Battery installation is the reverse of removal.
Same issue here. Have you checked the battery? I found out that on mine the battery was leaking and corroding the contacts. Need to call Panasonic to find out if they can do something (about 5 month old phone)
After waiting for over 24 hrs for an answer from FixYa and then they wanted $10.00 and trying to fix it myself, I gave up. Threw all that c$$p into a box, took it back to the store and got my money back. It just wasn't worth the time and aggravation.
Clean the charging contacts, this can be done two ways. The manufacture's recommend using a pencil eraser. I recomend using a q-tip and some rubbing alchol. Just rub the alchol soaked q-tip on all the metal contacts on the bases and the bottom of the handset.
IF it was a used handset it was likely registered to another base. I just switched bases (1line to a 2 line base). I had to "deregister" the handsets from the old base. I am not sure if you can deregister if the old base is not present? With the old base plugged into power I hit the "function key" at the bottom left of the handset and scrolled down to initial settings. Under registration is "deregistration". I selected that and it put the handset back to its default out of the box. Then simply hit the mute button on the New base and OK on the handset. Worked for all 5 of my old handsets.
My handset does not connect to the base station. It flashes momentarily, but does not find the base. The base station has a humming noise when the phone line is disconnected and the talk button is depressed. Hum is also present when the phone line is reconnected. The problem was resolved by replacing the 9VDC power supply. The hum disappeared and the handset immediately connected to the base.