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I have a Radio Shack digital answering machine 43-3808A. It is supposed to allow me to check message remotely but I cannot get it to work. I noticed another message at this website saying the same thing and the answer was "go to the manual to reset the code". I have the manual and nowhere does it tell me how to reset the code. I followed the instructions as well as I could. It does say "enter the security code after the system answers and sounds two tones." Well after it answers you get ONE tone. So I wait to hear another ONE and then put in the code and I press 1 and the # key. Nothing. What am I doing wrong?

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Looking at the manual

The code is NOT changeable as near as I can tell. It is written on a label on your unit.

When it answers, after it plays the message, you should type in that 3 digit code. Suppose it is 123.

You should type in 123 and then immediately enter the command you want.

Try 9# to record a memo, and see if it records. That is, type 1239#, and you should be able to record a memo I think the two tones is a misprint. Most of the time you enter the code either while the outgoing message is playing, or immediately after the outgoing message finishes.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011


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Try the three-digit code on the bottom of the machine.

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SOURCE: I have a radio shack 43-3808A answering machine.

Refer to Manual for reset code utility... To do so go no Google and type download RS-3808 digital answering machine then take the one you need ..good luck

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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