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I have a AT@T Model No. E5908, 5.8GHz Corded/Cordless Telephone/Answering System that has always worked perfectly until a bad lightning storm hit a couple of days ago which caused the power to go off. The phone is still working perfectly, however the answering system on it is not. In fact I cannot get anthing at all when I press the various buttons on it. Everything there is dead. Is there possibly a reset button or whatever that I can do to restore the phone to the condition it was previously i?

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  • frank0960 Mar 31, 2011

    I received a call this morning from my wifes son in Toronto, Canada who is a computer whiz. My wife mentioned my telephone problem and he suggested I unplug the phone line and power line for a minute or so then replug everything. It worked, problem solved.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no reset on the phone system, and it's a near certainty that a power surge during the storm "fried" the sensitive circuitry in your phone. The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago and I ended up replacing my phone system. A corded phone in the house at the same time lost its ringer during our storm. To this day it still works fine, but will not ring. While you cannot save your present equipment, it's possible to protect your replacement by installing a phone line surge protector (available at just about any store that sells phones or computers) and a whole house surge protector that you install at the main outside breaker box (you'll need to search the web for that one. Look for a SYCOM surge protector).

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