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William Draper Posted on Dec 28, 2006
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AT&T Answering Machine Model 1717

Machine will answer but does not record the caller's message.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    My answering machine says that the storage is full when calling the home number and wanting to leave a message. All of the messages are deleted on the machine. How do I solve this problem?

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It maybe hardware issue. Make sure the recording DTAM chip is working. You can try to record your personal annoucement, to see if the chip still record message.

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A caller hears my announcement but the machine cuts off before a messages can be recorded

There a chance your machine recorded too many messages, which actually means, the memory is full and should be cleaned / wiped.
Check the manual or download it here and see for page 5 at subtitle deleting messages.
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How do i record my personal greeting on answer machine model ATT 1717. I am only able to get the prerecorded greeting. Thank you charlene

I hope this helps you:

Recording Your Announcement

Before using this answering system, you

should record the announcement (up to

one minute long) that callers will hear

when the system answers a call. If you

choose not to record an announcement,

the system answers with a prerecorded

announcement: "Hello. Please leave a

message after the tone."

1 Press and hold annc/skip. The system

beeps. Speak toward the microphone

normally, from about nine inches away.

While you are recording, the Message

Window displays -.

2 To stop recording, release .annc/skip

The system automatically plays back

your announcement.

To review your announcement, press
and release .annc/skip

You can get a copy of your 1717 manual at this web site:
http://www.retrevo.com/samples/AT%26T-page-2-manuals.html

Hope this helps. Good Luck, Barb

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I would like to know how to record the OGM on my 1717 answering machine.

On the link below scrool down to product detail then cilck on product manual. On page 2 of the manual will tell you how to record message.

http://www.amazon.com/AT-1717-Digital-Answering-Refurbished/dp/B00000J3MT

Good Luck please rate 4 thumbs up and please leave a testimonial
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Can not read numbers or caller id numbers

caller id is on your phone, your machine records the message....
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How to change announcement ?

Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
one minute long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a prerecorded
announcement: “Hello. Please leave a
message after the tone.”
1 Press and hold "ANNC/SKIP" . The system
beeps. Speak toward the microphone
normally, from about nine inches away.
While you are recording, the Message
Window displays —.
2 To stop recording, release "ANNC/SKIP".
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement, press
and release "ANNC/SKIP".
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Sprint RadioShack answering machine CAT. NO.: 43-5812

http://telephones.att.com/docMgt/public/art/162/1717_manual.pdf

Your question is not clear enough, You can check it out in the user manual. I just guess you are asking recording your personal annoucement.

Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
one minute long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a prerecorded
announcement: “Hello. Please leave a
message after the tone.”
1 Press and hold "Annc/Skip". The system
beeps. Speak toward the microphone
normally, from about nine inches away.
While you are recording, the Message
Window displays —.
2 To stop recording, release "Annc/Skip".
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement, press
and release "Annc/Skip".
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1answer

In play-back, buzzing/static after 10+ seconds of recorded message

unplug power adapter for about
30 minutes (this solved my problem of a buzz on the outgoing message)
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AT&T 1717 answering machine

Here is a link to your owner's manual: http://telephones.att.com/docMgt/public/art/162/1717_ATT.pdf It says: Recording Your Announcement Before using this answering system, you should record the announcement (up to one minute long) that callers will hear when the system answers a call. If you choose not to record an announcement, the system answers with a prerecorded announcement: ?Hello. Please leave a message after the tone.? 1. Press and hold ANNC/SKIP. The system beeps. Speak toward the microphone normally, from about nine inches away. While you are recording, the Message Window displays ?. 2 To stop recording, release ANNC/SKIP. The system automatically plays back your announcement. To review your announcement, press and release ANNC/SKIP.
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