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Erased messages - digital recovery?

My parents have this machine and had some sentimental messages from over the years, and they inadvertently erased all of the inbox. Is there something we can do? Is there a company that specializes in this kind of data recovery (digital, answering machines)? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Had a message erased on my digital answering machine that I would like to get back. Is there a way to do this. Frydawg

  • stap Aug 07, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem and would like to try and recover the erased messages.

    Please reach me either by email or cell 646-427-1922.

    Thank you

  • Progrockman Feb 13, 2009

    Same problem. Need to recover an erased message. Please help.


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Wow, hate to tell you all this, but once a message is erased there is no way to get it back. These use flash memory and once erased it is gone forever.

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Prior to my mom's death, she left me a happy birthday message. Somehow the message got erased. The machine hasn't been used since. Is there a way to retrieve the erased message?

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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    Stacey Paulsen Nov 13, 2013

    I just did the same thing with a happy birthday message from my dad who passed away in 2010. I am heartbroken. :( Did you ever find a way?


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SOURCE: Erased messages - digital recovery?

Try this..

Retrieving Accidentally Erased Voice Mail
1. If you have accidentally erased a Voice Mail message, press
the * (star) key, then the ‘7’ key.
2. After listening to the previously retrieved and erased message,
you can manage it as described by the Voice Mail system,
or to save the message, press the ‘#’ key.

Otherwise what is the model of the phone etc..

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Erased messages - digital recovery?

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you can try a old trick of holding down the play button for 10 or more seconds.

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