First, it is normal for the line 1 light to quickly flash once every hour or so while it scans all of the phones. If the light is staying on though then this is a problem.
Look at all of the phones. All will show a RED light except for one that will have a GREEN light lit up for line 1. The green lighted on line 1 means that this is the phone that believes it has the right to use the line. When one phone uses the line all of the others are given a signal through a sub carrier of line one to light up in the color red.
I would suspect that the problem phone is a wall phone unit. This is because the switch on this phone is fighting the weight of the receiver versus gravity. There is not much tolerance in these switches as you will notice if you gently put your finger on the receiver at the top of a wall hanging phone.
If it is a wall phone unit causing this problem you can do 1 of 3 things. 1- you can switch this phone to a desktop so gravity is not working against you but for you. 2 - you can put an ugly looking spacer on the button so it pushes in farther. 3- you can try to perform inside surgery on the phone to adjust the tension of the spring on this button.
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first make sure it is not a line problem by disconnecting the phone line when you get the rings, then make sure it is getting proper power to the unit. if it does not have electric plug look for batt in unit and replace. If unit is dirty, gummed up try blowing out with air, before giving up on the unit. good luck
<li>If you don't know your product number, <a href="http://h20270.www2.hp.com/ediags/gmn2/welcome.aspx?lc=en&cc=us">click here</a> to automatically detect it.</li>
<li>Manually download your drivers by <a href="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHome?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&softwareitem=oj-40521-2&os=228">clicking here</a>. Enter your Printer Model Number, e.g. Deskjet D2680</li>
<li>Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer and from the wall outlet. Reconnect the power cord to the wall outlet, but don't connect the power to the printer just yet.</li>
<li>Perform a partial reset by disconnecting the power cord from the wall. Then, hold the # and 3 while reconnecting the power cord. Release the buttons once the cord is plugged in. When you release both buttons, the issue should be resolved.</li>
<li>Perform a semi-full reset if the partial reset did not work by pressing and holding # and 6 while reconnecting the power cord to the printer and hold for 1 min after plugging in the power cord. When you release both buttons, the issue should be resolved.</li>
<li>Verify that the phone cables are properly inserted into the wall jack and the back of the printer if you are receiving a "Phone off the hook" error message.</li>
<li>A Phone Off Hook message indicates that the telephone line is open. This message would be expected in the following situations:</li></ol>
<li>A modem on the phone line is accessing the Internet. When the other device is no longer using the phone line, the display should revert to the normal message.</li>
<li>A phone connected to the HP fax (or the same phone line) is using the line, or the handset has been lifted.</li>
<li>A credit card machine is using the phone line.</li>
<li>Another electronic device is using the phone line.</li>
<li>Telephone Answering Machine using the phone line</li>
<li>The Start Fax button was pressed with no telephone number entered. Pressing Stop or Cancel should return the display to a ready state.</li></ul>Check this website for further help from HP: <a href="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00322712&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=441125">http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00322712&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=441125</a>
If the Comcast people changed the equipment in the phone room they probably ran direct lines to each phone or put filters in the lines. The reason you're not seeing the lines light up is the phones are not wired correctly now. The cable box that all of your lines are coming from must have a 1 to multiple line adaptor for each line. The adaptor feeds all of the phones. Communication for the intercom and the line in use lights goes down the phone lines so ther has to be a direct connection between all of the phones. If there are filters in the lines they must be put between the cable box and the line splitter. You can get the line splitters at Radio Shack (Model 279-435 for 1 to 3 adaptor).
1.Connect the phone line cord to the correct port on the MX850 : http://goo.gl/Z8NPr
2.Disconnect and reconnect power cord to reset the device
At the device or at the electrical outlet, disconnect the power cord or adapter.
Wait approximately ten seconds and then reconnect the power cord.
Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.
3.Hang up extension phone .
If the line button is lit then something within the system has picked it up. If the phone is a multiline set, the line 1 light on the set that is using the line will show green. The line could also be held by either a cordless phone on the system or the voicemail system. The easiest way to clear the line (if the held set isn't apparent) would be to cycle down the power to the phone system for a moment. That will clear the line if its held by the voicemail
1/15/10 To fix this issue: 1.Unplug the Unit 2.Unplug the Phone Cord 3.Disconnect the Battery from the Handset 4.Wait 10-15 minutes… and put back together in Reverse Order 5.Connect the Handset Battery 6.Plug-in the Phone Cord 7.Plug-in the Unit
Here are a couple of things to try. First is to disconnect the base and install a regular two line phone to verify that line 2 is ok at that jack. Also on Panasonics website, when you unboxed and installed that unit, there was a cord that had green plugs on it. That was a 4 conductor cord. If somebody changed that out to a 2 conductor, it could cause this. Also it could be a defective cord. If you have another 4 conducter cord from the wired phones, swap it out. Make sure on the base, on the back, that it is plugged in to the correct plug, marked line 1/2. Basically if a regular 2 line phone works, it is possible that the unit is defective. Also maybe unplugging the base from power and resetting that may fix it also.
If that does not help here is Panasonics number.
Each telephone must be connected to line 1 and line 2 for proper operation. The remaining lines 3 and 4 may — or may not — be
connected to each station as you desire. First plug in the battery,
then the phone lines (1 & 2 are mandatory), and third the power
cord. If your intercome LED is blinking red and green, then press:
STORE IN, followed by "INTERCOM" followed by a free intercom# (i.e.,
any of the memory buttons 1 through 16 not already assigned to another
telephone set). Then wait for the phone to go through its initiation
sequence during which it searches each of the four possible lines.
After that concludes, you should get dial tone on your active lines.