I have a TRU9485 Approximately 2 years old. Have the base and 4 separate handsets. We had a thunder storm last night and none of them work now. I have 2 "plug in" phones and they work fine. I've unplugged the base and all 4 chargers plug them all back in but still doesn't work. I would appreciate some help with this problem.
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You can do this from the base or the handset with the unit in standby mode (not being used for a call or access other menus).
From the base press the Answering Machine On button (at the bottom right of the keypad on the base).
From the handset, press the message softkey (this is the right softkey). Remote Answering Machine Operation will show up on the screen and the unit will announce the time and number of messages (new and old). Press 9 during the announcement. You will hear Answering System is On and the current greeting.
If you are not too far away-not "out of range" then try rehoming/pairing the handset with the base unit. You probably need the phones together to do this. Your manual will explain how-it will have been done in the original setup.
Uniden TRU9485 (This didn’t work for me but this was the first instruction from Uniden Tech Support)
TO RESET THE BASE UNIT: Unplug the base unit AC adapter. Hold down for 15 seconds the DND, * and “menu” soft key (the middle silver soft key under the LCD) while plugging the base unit AC adapter back in. All the settings should be reset.
Uniden TRU9485 (Worked for me) ALTERNATE WAY TO RESET THE BASE UNIT:
Unplug the base unit AC adapter. Hold down for 15 seconds the DELETE KEY (zero with a line through it) while plugging base unit AC adapter back in. All the settings should be reset.
If you had a storm, and the only handset that works shows line in use, then your base has gone bad and needs repair. The reason the phones are flashing base 1 or something to that effect is because they don't see the base anymore, which typically means no phones will see your base, so its odd that one phone is actually seeing the base. Either way, you can try re-registering the phones to the base, but if you get the line in use after they register (if they will register), then your base is bad. If they won't register, your base is bad. For additional assistance you can go to www.cordlessrepair.com
You may have a bad base. Do you have other handsets that are running okay on your base? Are you confident your going through the registration procedures correctly with the replacement handset? Did you have a storm come through preceeding your problems?
Hello, Almost never is it the handset that is bad when those symptoms occur. It sounds as if your base has gotten hit by a power surge and won't boot (the handset now can't "talk to" the base and its always searching for it). Most people report this after a storm has passed through their area. You can try re-registering the handset to the base, but unfortunately it probably won't work, sorry. You can order the base only and register your handset to the replacement base when you get it. To order a replacement base using google, search for Siemens Cordless Repair and click the first non sponsored link. Good Luck
You can connect up to 4 cordless sets (Operating manuals, page 21, states 3 but they really mean 3 in addition to the one packed with the base, for a total of 4). I've head four connected for over 5 years now and they work fine. In your case, try disconnecting the battery of the cordless for at least 30 seconds, then reconnect. You may also want to disconnect the power cable from the base unit for a half minute or so. I found this method to be equivalent to a cold boot, and quite effective in getting all phones to work again after a storm or power outage.