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Hangs up after 2 seconds into recording message

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  • monkies8it Dec 26, 2008

    It is not a matter of how many rings til it picks up. The machine picks up correctly, then plays the greeting correctly, then beeps correctly, the incoming message is recorded correctly for about 2 seconds then the machine hangs up on the caller. Thus, when checking new messages, instead of "Hi, it's mom. I was going to be there at 6 o'clock with the check and the medicine." I hear "Hi, it's mom I w...*click*" "click" being the sound of the answering machine hanging up and not recording the rest of the message. Changing the number of rings doesn't affect this, it hangs up on callers irrespective of how many times it rang.

  • Winterfur Dec 31, 2008

    Machine hangs up after two seconds of message. I tried resetting the rings
    before answering [ 2 rings [ --- I tried unplugging the power for 10 seconds ---
    neither of these fixed the problem.


  • SGTBERGER Jan 31, 2009

    THE QUESTION ABOUT WHAY YOU COULD NOT LEAVE
    A MESSAGE NO LONGER THAN 2 SECONDS, WAS DODGED.
    It was not how to set the rings, it was to set the lenght of time someone could leave a message. Please get it right or stop ripping people off with a product that dose not work.

  • momagain3 Feb 08, 2009

    phone rings...answering machine picks up...plays greeting...beeps...cuts caller off after 2 seconds of recording...how do I fix this?

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SETTING THE RINGS TO ANSWER
This setting allows you to select the number of rings before the answering system answers a call.

At idle status, hold down the volume "UP" button over two seconds to enter the ring times setting of answering. The answering system announces, "ring time two" (the default is 2).

To change the rings to answer, press and release the "PREVIOUS" button (<<) or the "NEXT" button (>>) and the answering system announces a number such as "2, 1, toll save, 9...” OR "2, 3, 4...", if you select the toll save and the digit LED light shows a “γ”, the answering system announces “toll save”.

After choosing a number, press the “PLAY/STOP” button one time to store the rings to answer, and the answering system confirms the setting and returns to the idle status.

NOTE: when the machine fails to operate properly, just unplug the power for 10 seconds, and redo the settings.

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We don't know how to retrieve out messages from outside the house.


To play back messages remotely, first you'll need to have set up your two-digit security code (PIN). You can download a copy of the manual here which gives all the details. Once you've done that, here's how to use the system:

1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds. The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
3) Enter a command within 15 seconds. Each command thereafter must be entered within 2 seconds. These are the available commands:
  • 0 then 1 Repeat a Message*
  • 0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages
  • 0 then 3 Skipping a Message
  • 0 then 4 Deleting a Message
  • 0 then 5 Stop Operation
  • 0 then 6 Answering System On
  • 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
  • 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
  • 0 then 9 Answer System Off
  • 1 then 0 Help
* For the Repeat a Message function, press 0 then 1 within about four seconds to repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after about four seconds to repeat the current message.

**For the Memo Record and Greeting Message Record function, the first time you enter the corresponding command, it starts the Recording function. If you want to stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8 or 5.

4) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this time from the chart above.
5) Hang up when you're done.

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How do i record my own message


Recording Outgoing Messages:


1. Hold the ANNC-DAYand speak clearly into the microphone.

2. Release the ANNC-DAY when you finish. Your answering machine beeps and automatically plays back your recorded message.

Message limit:
60 seconds

To re-activate pre-recorded message:
Press "delete" during while playing your outgoing message. The pre-recorded message is now activated.

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How to set up Panasonic Answering Machine KX-TG4391


Recording your greeting message You can record your own greeting message (2 minutes max.). 1 {GREETING REC} 2 Within 10 seconds, press {GREETING REC} again. 3 After the base unit beeps, speak clearly about 20 cm away from the MIC. 4 Press {?} (STOP) to stop recording.
Playing back the greeting message Press {GREETING CHECK}.
You can also operate the answering system by pressing dial keys on the handset
Key Operation {^} or {V} Adjust the receiver/speaker volume {1} or {<} Repeat message (during playback)*1 {2} or {>} Skip message (during playback) {4} Play new messages {5} Play all messages {8} Turn answering system on {9} Stop playback*2

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29861GE2: machine hangs up before greeting finishes All my GE digital answerers never work in my house. I have purchased around 10 different models already, but the same thing happens to all of them....


You can try 1 or 2 ways depending on how your doing it now, first if the machine has a standard greeting try using that, or if you are having problems with the machines greeting then the only other thing you can do is try if the machine lets you record your message and try and leave some space in the beginning of the recording and the end and hopefully you will get your whole greeting. I really do suggest that you take 2 of the machines that you have and try them at a friends house and see if you have the same problem, if it does I would contact the company and make them replace or refund you for there faulty electronics.

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How to access messages remotely


While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available through your local
RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the phone to answer or not
answer calls
• listen to your messages
• record a new outgoing message
• erase messages
• monitor the room where the phone
is located
Notes:
• You cannot remotely operate the
phone using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the
phone.
• You can also listen to the message
recorded on Line 2 by making a call
to Line 1’s number (or vice versa).
USING THE TOLL-SAVER
If RING TIME is set to TS (toll-saver),
(see “Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the phone answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones
you have not listened to). If there are no
new messages, the phone answers after
five rings. This gives you time to hang
up before the phone answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
charges.
Note: Toll-saver works only on the line
you called. If Line 1 has no new messages,
but Line 2 has one, the telephone
answers after five rings when you
call Line 1.
USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
Follow these steps to operate the phone
from a remote location.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between keypresses, the phone sounds
a long beep and hangs up.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the phone to answer.
2. If the phone is not set to answer
calls, it answers after about 10 rings
and sounds a series of beeps.
3. When the outgoing message begins
(or the phone sounds a series of
beeps), press #, then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the phone announces
the day and time, then it announces
the number of new and old messages.
The phone plays all new messages,
then beeps about every two seconds to
let you know it is ready to accept remote
commands.
Notes:
• If the phone does not respond, try
entering your PIN again. If you enter
an incorrect PIN three times, the
phone beeps and hangs up.
Remote Operation 27
• When the phone is operating from a remote location, it stops all answering functions
and rC appears on the display on the base. The phone resumes answering
functions when it is no longer in remote operation, if you have not turned it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have passed, you must press # 2 again to listen
to the rest of the messages.
• When using remote operation, you can only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
The following table shows the remote commands you can use.
Note: Remote operation stops when someone picks up the handset and presses either
LINE 1 or LINE 2 (whichever is flashing), or any phone on the same phone line.
Remote Commands
Press #
then (within
2 seconds:
Function
1
Repeat current message during playback.
2 Play messages.
3 Skip current message during playback.
4 Delete current message during playback.
5 Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.
6 Set the phone to answer or not answer calls.
7 Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.
8 Play the outgoing message.
9 Switch to the other line (Line 1 or Line 2).
0 Monitor the room where the phone is located for 15 seconds

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Not recording


Record Time sets the duration for recording the incoming messages. You have three
record time options. The options "1 minute" or "4 minutes" set the duration for
recording the incoming messages. "Announce only" answers the call but prevents
the caller from leaving a message.
1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the Record
Time submenu (see "Entering the Menu" on page 16).
2) Press volume up/down to select Record Time
(1 Minute, 4 Minutes, or Announce Only)
3) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.

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Uniden answering machine model 900MHZ


Here is a link to the pdf format owners manual from Uniden for this phone:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/TRU8885om.pdf

Remote Operation
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message from a
remote location (when you are away from home, or from another room using a
handset). Additionally, you can turn on or off your answering system remotely.
Remote access away from home
You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touchtone
telephone.
1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering
system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering system is
off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a PIN Code"
on page 25).
3) The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages
stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For
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4) Enter a command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered
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the current message.
**For the Memo Record and Greeting Message Record functions, the first time you
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stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8 or 5.
5) After the command has finished, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this
time from the chart above.
6) When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering system
automatically returns to standby.

Command Function Command Function
0 then 1 Repeat a Message* 0 then 6 Answering System On
0 then 2 Playing incoming Messages 0 then 7 Memo Record/Stop**
0 then 3 Skipping a Message 0 then 8 Greeting Message Record/Stop**
0 then 4 Deleting a Message 0 then 9 Answer System Off
0 then 5 Stop Operation 1 then 0 Help

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