Question about Uniden Cordless Phone
All my handsets say Line in Use even though nobody is on the phone, no fax is coming through and no phones are off the hook.
Have Panasonic KX-TGA541S and Panasonic KX-TGA560M and have never had this problem before.
I had the same problem. Something makes the phone's memory get "stuck." Take the battery out of the phone for a minute and then put it back. Then unplug the phone and plug in again. You need to do this with all extensions. The problem goes away.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Better late than never. I had the same problem with Panasonic phone and Nettalk service. The problem with the "INUSE" was fixed by removing the phone line connection to my DirectTV DVRs. Once I did that, the phone immediately was ready for use.
Posted on Mar 10, 2011
Return to the manufacturer for replacement. I've spent hours on this and have had my line tested. It's a base station fault.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
This has happen to me twice. The first time a dog had chewed the extension lead for the base phone. Replaced the lead and it worked.The second time I thought it was the same problem with the lead that went through a door and the door had damaged the lead, so replaced the lead, but it didn't fix it. Got another phone and tested the upstairs jacks and there was no dial tone so called Telecom to fix. The weird thing was I still had internet and email access so I didn't think it was a problem at their end. Seems there was a fault at the exchange and our phones are all working again now.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
SIMPLE FIX clears "In Use" from your Panasonic handsets: On the back side of your MAIN BASE SET ONLY, DISCONNECT both the phone & power lines and RECONNECT.
(This cleared my Panasonic KX-TX5100 base & KX-TGA510M handsets after a thunder storm.)
Posted on Mar 01, 2017
Unplug the battery. Hold down The * (star) and the #(hash) keys simultaneously. Re-connect the battery, phone will beep and screen will be blank. Press the voicemail (righthand silver key under the lcd screen). As above EEPROM/RAM message will appear. Place handset on base and your problem is solved.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
We've had the same problem with our new Uniden phone. Sounds like someone's on the other line - no dial tone and answering machine doesn't work. The telephone line works though because we plugged our old phone in and it works fine. Any solutions anyone?
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
SOURCE: Error message CHECK TEL LINE
This sort of issue requires you to check if the base or the phone line has a problem.
I prefer to use an old corded phone for testing. I also get a new RJ-11 cable. Unplug your phone base from the jack and check for dial tone when you plug in your test phone.
If you get a dial tone on the test phone, try the new cable with your cordless phone. If you still get that message, then the phone has failed. If it is under warranty, contact the manufacturer for repairs. If it is out of warranty, then determine if it is worth fixing or replacing. These phones are not designed to be fixed by the end user.
If you do not have a dial tone, take your test phone to another jack on the phone line. Check if there is a dial tone at that point. If there is a dial tone, the problem is at the first jack or the phone line to the jack.
If you still do not have a dial tone at the second jack, find where your telephone service comes in. Open the box and determine the type of connection used. If you are lucky, it will have RJ-11 connections. Plug your test phone into the jack and check for a dial tone. If you do not have a dial tone at this point, call your telephone company. They will fix the problem for free. If you find that the connection is not an RJ-11 type, call the phone company and have them test the line and repair it if needed.
If you have a dial tone at the service box, then you have an inside wiring problem. Inspect the visible wires for damage. Open the faceplates for the jacks and check for loose wires. There are two types of connectors. Screw type connectors need the wire stripped back a little then wrap around the screw and tighten. The other type is a punchdown jack. To repair a loose wire in this, you will need a punchdown tool. These are often available in hardware/home improvement stores in the wiring section. http://www.lanshack.com/wire_phone_jack.aspx has clear pictures of the wire color to pin pattern.
You may want a professional to check the wires inside the walls. Your telephone provider will do this for a fee.
I hope this helps.
(who has had outside phone line problems due to rodents chewing on wires, road crews digging just a little too much, and lightning damaging a DSL filter.)
Posted on Jul 08, 2011
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