I had this same problem. It turned out to be a bad power adapter for the base unit. If you have another handset that has its own charger than the power adapters are interchangable. try swapping them and see if this fixes your problem.
Great solution to the problem. AC adaptor normally goes bad after a power outage or surge. Simply replace the adaptor and your problem should be solve. Keep in mind if you replace the old adaptor with a new one that's indentical, you'll have the same problem again during the next PO or PS. I replaced mine with a Sony adaptor. Enure it's a 9V output adaptor.
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The message indicator lights up when you have a new voicemail message,
answering machine message, when you are receiving a call, or when the
handset is placed on the charger. You can change the setting for the
voicemail indicator and message indicator by pressing [MENU],
[#], and press [▲] or [▼] to switch between off and on, then
select [Save]. It is not possible to turn off the LED for an incoming
call, or while it is on the charger.
The blinking light usually means one of two things: 1) message box is full or 2) you have a new message. Deleting messages should solve this problem for you. After you delete the messages, if you still have a blinking light, unplug the power cord and take the batteries out of all the phones linked to the base unit. Then one at a time put the batteries back in after you plug the base unit in. This should clear and error. Some base units have a back-up battery, don't forget to remove it too!
I got my display to come on while on the base unit, by making charging contacts connect. When I did this, then battery indicated it was low, then though I had taken it out a working phone. Maybe the fact is one of charging units are not charging correctly if have several. I have a 3 system unit and it is the base that seems to have the problem.
You have unheard messages on the voicemail system provided by your telephone company. This system takes messages when someone calls while you're already on the phone. Please contact your telephone company for instructions on accessing their voicemail system.
~*~*~ SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED! ~*~*~ After talking to both ATT and RCA with no success...I figured it out. ~*~*~ Plug your phone line into the "DATA PORT" on the back of the unit. Slide the "DATA PORT" switch to whichever line is showing it has a message. Press the corresponding Line# button on the front of the phone. (you should hear the dial tone) Dial your voice mail number. Let it answer, (enter your passcode if needed), then hang up! - That's it! example: MSG Waiting:L2 - I plugged the phone line into the Data Port and moved the data port switch to "2". I pressed LINE 2 on the front of the phone, dialed my voice mail number, it answered, I put in my passcode. (It said that I did not have any new voice mails), then hung up! That's it! Message Indicator light off!!! Repeat for each line that shows a (false) message waiting. ~~~Don't forget to move your phone line back into it's correct port on the back of your phone.~~~
It is a message indicator light, and very aggravating when you've listened to the messages. Two solutions-- First, yes, absolutely once you've listened to your new messages, push the Page Button on the base unit for five seconds until it stops beeping. That should stop the light. And for me it worked the first time. Not the second time. Then, I found out that the phone's answering machine, which I don't use, had been turned on, received a message (yes, from an automated telemarketer of course!) and then been turned off. So when I turned it back on, I saw "1" on the display. Press delete all messages and the light goes off. So check the actual physical answering machine too if your phone has one.
Firstly, unplug the base unit, then remove from this base unit the ethernet cable and most importantly, unplug the telephone line! Then remove the batteries from the 2nd handset. Keep everything unplugged for a few minutes, then plug the power into the base unit, wait 1 minute, then plug in the Ethernet cable and wait 5 more minutes. Do NOT plug in the telephone line just yet. After the 5 minute wait, put the batteries back into the 2nd handset and then follow the registration instructions from the manual (copied below)...
Make sure you have configured the language, country code, and area code of your phone before registering additional handsets.
1. Press "Reg.". Register shall be highlighted. 2. Enter the system PIN (Default: 0000). Use "Clear" to correct typing errors. 3. Press "Enter" to confirm. • Your handset starts searching for the base. 4. Press the top button on the base unit until the two indications turn off.
• If registration is unsuccessful, the signal icon displays steadily.
TIP: IF REGISTRATION FAILED, REPEAT THE ABOVE PROCEDURE.
Like other methods, you must hold down the button on the base unit until the lights STOP blinking. When you have successfully registered your 2nd handset, then plug in the telephone line into the base station. I did the above and it worked! The trick is to be patient and wait the few minutes while everything resets itself.
To be able to register your replacement handset, you must de-register all the handsets from the VT2656 base unit.
Follow the steps below to de-register your handset(s) from the VT2656 base:
1. Take out the handset that sits on the base. 2. Unplug power from the base. 3. Hold down PAGE while reconnecting power. When the In Use light blinks, release the PAGE key. 4. Hold down PAGE key for 5 seconds. When the In Use light begins to flash, release the PAGE key. 5. The handset charging light will blink 5 times. Within 5 seconds from when it stops blinking, press PAGE once.
You must register the handset(s) by following the steps below:
1. After charging the handset, remove it from the cradle, the LCD display will read "SEARCHING FOR BASE". 2. Press "NEW" and then enter the 15-digit Base ID code, located on the underside of the VT2656 base unit. 3. Press "OK". The handset will display "PLEASE WAIT!!". 4. Wait approximately 15 seconds. The handset will display "FOUND BASE". If the handset displays "BASE BUSY TRY LATER", this indicates that the system is in use. Wait until the base unit is in the idle (on hook) mode and repeat steps 2-4.
I had the same problem. Once I read the owners manual I found the charge light blinks to indicate that you have voicemail waiting to be retrieved via telecom provider. Much to my surprise I have a voicemail account I never requested.
Another mystery solved - I now know why I missed so many messages.