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Shuts off before I can leave a message

The Message time is set for 4 minutes. It answers be when I try to leave a message it shuts off after 10-15 seconds. It doesn't show any message was received even though I said Hi

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  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    Also have the same problem.
    When I tried to call the answering machine and leave a message,
    it only let me speak for about 4 seconds before the end tone occured. My message wasnt even recorded

  • Imran Syed Jun 09, 2008

    Same problem, after greetings doesn't let me record the message. As per manual, power reset the machine, erased all messages, went through setup again for message time length of 3 min, nothing seems to fix the issue.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with the machine cutting off the message after only about a few seconds. I have the time set to 4 mins. I had the same problem with the last machine. Is there a workaround??

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Again the same problem. When callers try to leave a message theu are cut off after a few seconds. This despite the fact the machine is set to allow messages of up to 2 minutes.

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Check phone line polarity, they may be reversed. If you have no way to check line polarity switch the positions of the red and green wires on the phone jack.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

If you are on (Rogers) phone via cable, this model of answering machine is not compatible. I'd love to hear a work-around.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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correct hour is announced. Then
release the button.
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1a] press and hold down STOP/set button and wait for promps.....
ie. press NEXT to change Day stamp and then SET to pick.
ie. press NEXT to change Hour and SET to pick.
ie. press NEXT to change Minute and SET to pick.
1b] press NEXT to pick 1minute allowance recording for recieving messages coming in, or 2 minutes or 3 minutes or 4 minutes. This machine only has 1/2 hour of recording time, so maybe you can 'tell' -record- that and let incoming callers know they have only minutes and machine will automatically shut off and cut them off [hang-up] on them.
2] press and hold down Greeting button and follow promps to change the answering machine voice promps to your own voice. Machine will automatically PLAY BACK your voice, if you don't like what you hear, press and hold down Greeting button again and try again.
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Window displays C, and the default day
is announced.
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release ror auntil
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4 To change the hour setting, press and
release ror auntil
the correct hour is announced.
5 Press and release C. The current
minutes setting is announced.
6 To change the minutes setting, press and
release ror auntil
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year is announced.
8 To change the year setting, press and
release ror auntil
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9 Press and release C. The new day,
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