I'm having the same problem with this GE phone I eventually had with my previous cordless: some of the numbers are becoming unresponsive, requiring super-heavy pressure to get a response. It's only on the handset, not the base (but of course that's where all the heavy usage has been).
I actually tried to take apart the handset to scope things out, but somehow couldn't quite get it apart. It's like there was an invisible screw somewhere.
I sure hope this is something I could actually fix myself, since it seems to be a mechanical wear-and-tear thing, not a microchip, high-tech thing.
The Problem is caused by a build up of a grease like substance between the conductive rubber on the key pad and the circuit board.
To solve the problem you will have to take the handset apart.
To do so remove the two screws in the battery area. Then using a knife that has thin blade
separate the face of the phone from the back cover. Once that is done remove the screw that hold the chassis to the front of the phone.
Lift the chasses from the front taking care not to break the wire going to the speaker. Take the Pad out.
Clean off any residue on the chasses of with some charcoal lighter fluid applied on a piece of soft cloth and wash the pad of with soap and water using a tooth brush to ensure that you get all the grease of.
The Pad is very fragile so take care not to apply too much pressure and tear it.
Dry it of properly before re applying. I use charcoal lighter fluid on a piece of soft cloth to clean of any remaining residue on the pad. This will take some of the rubber but it is then able to make contact with the circuit board.
Before closing up the handset reconnect your battery apply the pad to the circuit and check the pad to see if you still have the problem with any of the buttons. If you do clean the button again with the charcoal lighter fluid. This will solve your problem
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Press the "Menu" button followed by the "#" key on the handheld unit.
Enter "217" on the numeric keypad to access the blocked numbers menu.
Press the down arrow on the keypad. Scroll through the list to select the number you wish to unblock.
Press the key under "Erase" to remove the phone number from the list.
Select "Yes" to confirm your selection.
After a lot of research, I have found that GE has handed the phones and their manuals down to a company called "ThomsonTM" And if you come across any of problems for this phone in the future, I'll give you their phone number so you can still get help, at: 1-800-447-1700
Otherwise for help right now for the speed dial issue, I could only find directions that were of general use of multiple GE Cordless Phones, so it's worth a shot if you've got the time, otherwise, I suggest calling the number above.
Here is goes:
1.)Raise the phones reciever, or push the "Power/On" button.
2.)Press the "Store" button.
3.)Press the number 0 through 9 or a quick dial letter A, B, C,... to assign, then press the "Store" Button again to confirm the entry.
4.)Enter the number you want to assign the speed dials memory location, and press "Store".
5.)If your GE Phone prompts you to enter a Contact Name, use the keypad to enter it. Press the "Skip" button to enter a space, and the "Store" button to confirm your entry once again.
Once again, this is just a generalized GE Cordless phone guide, and may not be exact to your phone, in which I further suggest calling the electronic product's helpline by ThomsonTM at: 1-800-447-1700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
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yes if its fading out .its possible that the battery is causing this.also other possibility is that the internal cicuit of the device is moistened or may be needs to be resoldered as some connections may be loosened up too.
its a common problem and will get fixed once above things are checked 1 by 1.
For the 6.0 gig phones, the manual explains in the handset set-up how to turn the keypad beep on and off. I rather like it as it serves as an audible indicator that the key was hit. Otherwise it is possible to have missed a digit. Of course, you can see the number on the display, but who looks?
Program Thomson Consumer Electronics (GE?) 2-9316A Speaker Phone (what we found works) To program: 1. press speaker or lift handset. 2. press STORE 3. dial the number to be stored 4. press MEMORY DIAL 5. press location (0-9 on keypad or 1 of the 3 emergency quick dial) 6. press speaker or hangup. To dial emergency numbers: 1. press speaker or lift handset. 2. press any of 3 emergency quick dial To dial stored numbers: 1. press speaker or lift handset. 2. press MEMORY DIAL 3. press location (0-9 on keypad)
Does anyone know how to add PAUSE in a stored dial string?