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RCA phone Did you get the "error: inhibited" problem solved? If so, what did you do to fix it. My phone is doing the same thing. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    error inhibited

  • dhargrove Sep 19, 2008

    error inhibited

  • ilovebauch Oct 16, 2008

    canot get corded base phone to intercom with cordless although cordless will intercom with base corded, i have 2 cordless and 2 base the 2 base will intercom back and fourth but cannot get the 2 cordless phones to intercom . one cordless goes to basephone and the other goes to the other base phone

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with our phones. If you have a solution would you post it so we will know what to do to correct the problem..


  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I have 4 lines and the 2nd line comes up with no dial tone just a beeping sound, it displays error:Inhibited

  • mark_trevor Feb 22, 2009

    rca 25425re1 receives error inhibited when the the plantronic base is hooked to it


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I had this issue. I pushed the headset into the jack with force, and it now works. You have to really push it into the jack

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I'm trying to get phone ID working and also the intercom working but have had no luck. I also get the "error:inhibited" message.

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When I checked the line from the phone to the wall outlet, I saw that it had come undone.
After I plugged the phone back into the wall, it started working normally again.

I recommend substituting in a different, known-good telephone to see if that works.
If you can't get any phone to work plugged into that extension, then the extension is dead.
If another phone works but your RCA still will not, then the problem is with the RCA phone.

A similar idea is to try moving your RCA phone, substituting it in place of a working phone.
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The upshot is that one can test the wiring for lines one and three with a simple, plain phone.
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That's detail you'll need to consider only if your problem is specific to line 2 and/or line 4.

Anyhow, I hope I'm not patronizing by being too simple. But, I had this problem too.
It turned out to have nothing to do with the phone itself; the signal wiring to it was bad.

I realize that this feedback is a bit late and that you've likely already resolved your issue.
Perhaps this feedback will someday help somebody else (since these Q&As are archived).



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