Uniden XS 1210 cordless phone won't connect to base unit
I have a Uniden XS 1210 cordless phone, the handset won't connect to the base unit. When I push 'talk' the 'talk/batt low' light flashes for 5 sec then turns off. I've had the battery disconnected to adjust the gain on the earpiece. I've tried pushing and holding the 'find handset' button then seating the handset per the owners manual but that doesn't seem to reset it, the contacts are clean and the 'charge' light comes on when I seat the handset in the base so am confident that the handset is actually charging.
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Phone's "Status Light" Not Illuminating or Battery Failing to Charge
1.Check that the base unit's AC adapter is plugged into the both the base unit and electrical outlet firmly.
2.Wipe the base unit's handset holder's connectors and the connectors on the bottom of the handset with a soft cloth/rag or pencil eraser to remove any loose dust and dirt from the metal connectors.
3.Place the handset firmly in the base unit holder until the "Status Light" illuminates, indicating the battery is charging. 4.Replace your Uniden cordless phone's battery, by purchasing a compatible battery from an electronic supply store or directly from Uniden. Turn your phone's handset unit over and remove its battery door. Lift the phone's battery pack up and gently unplug the battery's wire connector by pressing in on the connector's side and pulling the connector free from the phone's circuit board. Battery installation is the reverse of removal.
At 20 ft line of sight, you should have perfect reception with most any cordless phone.
The fuzzy signal can indicate: 1. A weak signal between base and handset. 20 ft line of sight should have a good strong signal. Your handset may be defective. Or, your handset battery may be weak. Your base unit may be defective.
2. You may be experiencing RFI Interference. Is the base unit next to any other electronic devices? If it is next to a wireless router or some other wireless device, it may be overloaded by the nearby signal (even if on a different frequency)
I've got a 5 year old Panasonic 5.8 Ghz cordless phone connected to my VoIP box. I just tested it from about 25 ft away from the base unit in another room with a wall in between and my reception is perfect.
I did the same test with my Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones (1.9 GHz). The first handset is slightly fuzzy, but otherwise good signal. The 2nd handset was perfectly quiet with good strong signal. So, there is a difference between two identical handsets connected to the same base unit. This indicates to me that one handset is better tuned than the other. Nothing I can do about that but get a new 2nd extension cordless handset. Sometimes, it's just luck of the draw
There can be a lot of different things that could cause this. The first thing I would do is disconnect the telephone cord from the Uniden phon eand connect it to another telephone and see if you get a dial tone from it. If you do then we know that the telephon eline and the cord are OK so we go back to the Uniden telephone. Next, does the unit light up when you plug it in? are you sure that the telephone is getting AC Power? Are the displays on the handsets working? Does the handset display show "Handset XX" or does it show "Searching"? If it shows "Handset XX" then the base unit is getting power, if not the base unit may not be getting power.
If the base unit is getting power and the handsets are working and the power cord and jack were proven good by conecting another phone to them, then you would need to call uniden Customer Service for further trouble shooting or repair/replacement. the number is 1-800-297-1026
if battery just replace battery but the head sets are compatible with other handsets of same ghz say 2.4 you just gotta set in base and let base recognize new hand set these phones are practically built the same way but only with new technology
You need to reset the main base unit. Unplug the power from the back of the base. While the power is disconnected, press and hold the delete key while reconnecting the power. Wait for a long beep tone. When the display shows 88 or P, press play button one time. If you have a phone without an answering machine, disconnect the power from the back of the base, press and hold find hs button while reconnecting power.