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I have just replaced a battery pack fror my TCK 800 series phone (one of four phones in my set-up), and it will not charge in its base. I've tried the other phones, and they charge in this base with- out a problem. Is there something about the new battery pack that could cause the phone to not make good contact with its charger? It clicks very nicely when it is installed and reinstalled.

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  • earl silvers Nov 13, 2010

    The phone and battery in question does not charge in the other bases in my system. These bases work with their usual phones. Also, the other phones charge in the base in question. What doesn't work is this phone with its new battery (the second new one I've tried) in any of the bases.



    Earl Silvers

  • earl silvers Nov 16, 2010

    When I switch the new battery to any of the other phones, they will not work in the subject phones charger. They will work in this charger with their own batteries. When I switch the new battery to these phones, the charger will not work. The new battery is now low but when it was put in the subject phone, I sat in the charger overnight, but it dod not work the next day. This will be the second battery I've gone through trying to make the subject phone work. Since the charger works with the

    other phones and the phone is not working with any of the other batteries in its own charger (which worked with the other phones), does this mean that the phone instrument itself is faullty, and if so,

    is it worth repairing?



    Earl

  • earl silvers Nov 22, 2010

    I have found out from one of the Geek Squad people at Best Buy that they sold me the wrong battery pack

    for my Uniden phone. The correct pack has a nickel compound vs. the mercury compound that was sold to me. The problem is that they no longer carry the correct battery pack -- and Best Buy has the biggest

    selection in the Chicago area. Does Uniden have them in its parts inventory for my 5.8 volt phone???



    Earl Silvers

    earlsilvers@comcast.net

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Hello, Earl.

You may have a faulty battery pack.

Test the new battery in one of the other phones. If you get the same result, the battery pack is faulty and you should return it for a replacement battery pack.

Hope this helps.

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Ok try one of the batteries from one of the "Other" phones, and see if the fault "Follows" the battery or not. If it does, then i suspect you may have a dud battery, this indeed happens from time to time over the years i have had many many New bad batteries. So it is well worth checking. If the fault however doesn't follow the battery then you must have a problem with that phones charging system/base
You also said it doesn't charge in it's base, will it charge in another base? See the thing to do is try to isolate what is the actual faulty bit, having multiple items all the same is a definite plus, as you can swap out, with "Known good" bits.
Also make sure that any new batteries are charged up fully before using it in any way, usually it should be left for 12 hours, say overnite, to bring them up to spec.

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