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My phone has two handsets. Both handsets have suddenly stopped working. The speakerphone on the base works. Both handset screens show readouts and if I dial a number the screen shows the seconds being ticked off--but no dialtone or any sound on either handsets. The mute is off. Privacy is off. Everything is plugged in and the charge light is lit when the handsets are on their bases. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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This sounds like the register-deregister problem elsewhere on this page. Try holding down the "end" and "#" buttons for about 6 seconds to deregister the phones and then reregister them. I had this problem too and it worked for me.

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