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Does your handset have a PROG button? Press that, then press the VOL+ button until you come to RINGER VOL: OFF. Press SELECT button, then use the ^ (VOL+) key until you get the desired volume level. Press SELECT again, then OFF. You're good to go.

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017

If the line is busy, there's a phone off the hook somewhere or there's a bad phone jack or line cord. If this is the only phone on the line, disconnect the AC power adapter from the base and also disconnect the battery in the handset. On both units, press a couple of buttons to drain off stored charge. After a minute or so, reconnect the battery and base power, and see if the line is free. Sometimes, especially in hot weather when lots of people using air conditioners or storms can cause power line glitches, the computer in the phone gets confused. This process resets everything and may clear up the trouble.

If you don't have another phone and the trouble continues after trying the reset, see if you can borrow another phone from someone for testing. If that fixes the trouble you need a new phone.

Your phone line itself might have a problem that is causing your phone service provider to think your line is in use. There may be water in the line or some other fault outside, or some problem on your inside wiring. (A friend had a problem after she plugged in a new phone, and it turned out one of the prongs in the jack had bent and was touching the one next to it. In another case, a phone jack that had gotten wet had corroded and was shorted.)

If you have other phones on the line, disconnect them all from their jacks. Reconnect one and see if the line is free. Then you can reconnect the others, checking each time. This will let you determine which one is causing the problem.

This kind of problem can be frustrating, but it can be solved. Good luck, and thanks for using Fixya!

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Oct 16, 2012

You can click on the link below then select your model number from the list. Click on Go to show the manual


Vtech 5867... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011


You can download and print the instruction manual for Vtech ia5874 in PDF format by clicking this link.

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Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa.

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011

My hand held still says "Searching for Base"???

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010

Have you tried re-establishing connection with the base unit? Try setting it on the base and wait for the charge light to blink a couple of times and re-connect the handset and see if that helps.

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Dec 23, 2009

Yes you can use the cordless phone inside the bathtub. But keep in mind that you do not get it wet. Otherwise it might develop some serious problem and will stop functioning.

Vtech 5867... | Answered on Nov 06, 2009

Just remove the batteries, wait approx. 30 seconds and then re-install. Also, if you have spare batteries in the base, just swap them. Works every time.

Vtech 5867... | Answered on May 21, 2009

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