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Handset won't connect to base unit

Uniden DECT 1580-2 handset won't connect to base unit...stuck at searching...when menu is pressed drain battery rapidly and goes blank!

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Try placing the handset in the base unit to register it. Then see if it is found by the base.

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Uniden phone stuck at searching, not getting a dial tone


One thing to try is deregestering your phone and registering it with the base again.

Hole the # and 'End' key on the handset until the next menu appears (about 5 seconds). Select deregister phone (use the 'Menu' button). Do it again, but select "base unavailable". After that, set them in the base (not the handset charger) and they should register with the base.

This works on most Uniden model phones.

Jan 29, 2013 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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How do I register my Uniden handset? It keeps saying it tis searching and then out of range even though I have it on the cradle


Which Uniden phone do you have? Some should register with the handset in the base unit cradle for 30 seconds to a minute. Others need to be within a few feet of the base but not in the base charging.

For the models that need to be registered with a multiple step process, first make sure that the handset is fully charged; this could take 15 hours. (Make sure the battery is properly connected; if it is loose, the registration may fail. If the battery may have been sitting in a warehouse for months, you may want fresh batteries even for a new phone.) Make sure that the base is plugged in (power and telephone line). I like to check the phone line with a basic corded phone for dial tone if there are any issues with a cordless phone. With some Uniden phones, a registration problem can be cleared up by disconnecting the battery and then reconnecting it before attempting to register the handset. (Make sure that you do not have more registered handsets than the base can deal with. You may need to deregister all of the handsets and start over. Make sure that the handset is compatible with the base.)

The rest of the process requires you to have the handset close to the base and be relatively quick. (You need to tell the handset to get the registration information from the base and the base to send the information before they time out). For the D1688, at the base, you need to press Menu and go to the Register Accy submenu. Press Select. Then press and hold # on the handset you need to register until you see Registering Handset. Wait for the Registration Complete (or Failed) message.

For the DECT1060, the procedure starts at the handset. Press Menu and navigate to Add. Settings. Press Menu/OK and navigate to Register and press Menu/OK. Select the base number and press Menu/OK. Then press and hold the Find HS button on the base for 3+ seconds until the unit enters registering mode. Now on the handset, you need to enter a PIN that matches the one set for the base. (The default is 0000.)

If you still have problems with registering the handset, then it's likely that the transmitter or the receiver for either the base or the handset may have a problem sending and receiving the codes that synch the base and the handset. Most Uniden phones are not meant to be user serviced for this type of proble. You will need to contact Uniden if the phone is under warranty or decide if you want to replace or repair the phone through Uniden's support.

The manuals for all Uniden DECT 6.0 phones are available as PDFs from Uniden. See http://www.uniden.com/bin/venda?ex=co_disp-view&bsref=uniden&scat=dectphones_mnl for a list of all models or search for your specific model. On the manuals pages, the models are listed in numerical and alphabetical order.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 10, 2011 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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I have Uniden DECT1480-3. I purchased two expandable handsets, but I cannot figure out how to get the new handsets to register with the base unit.


Up to 6 handsets can be registered with the DECT 1480 phones. I have the 5 phone unit and needed to add the 6th phone. All I got was "Searching" in the display and the battery wouldn't even charge!

So here's what you have to do to get additional phones (up to 6 units) to work with the base. If you can get past step 1, it's a snap...

Step 1: Place a charged battery in the handset. This could be a problem if all your handsets are not registered, since unregistered phones don't charge (who thought of that design?). What I did was SWAP the battery from an already registered and charged phone with the new unregistered phone.

Step 2: Here's where the magic happens. Press the 'END' and '#' keys simultaneously... hold them down until a System Reset menu appears. Select "Deregister HS" and press Menu.

Step 3: Now, do the same thing again (hold down END and #), but this time select Base Unavailable and press Menu. You will see Base Unavailable Yes/No... Select Yes. Then place the handset in the base, wait a few seconds, and Voila!. it's registered. You can even change handset numbers using this menu if you play around with it.

Thank you, helpful employee at Costco for supplying the magic code. And hey there, UNIDEN... including this in the operation manual would have saved many customers much grief with de-registered phones!

Enjoy!

May 14, 2011 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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Setting up my outgoing message: just purchased Uniden cordless DECT 1580. Manual says select command 8. How do I find Command 8? thanks, joan


Hi,

please follow the instruction to register the handset to base

To register a DCX150 accessory handset:
1. Charge the handset completely.
2.Place the handset in the base cradle for about thirty seconds. Handset Registering will appear in the LCD.
3.When the handset has registered to the base, the LCD will display Registration complete then show the handset ID number.

If the display shows Registration failed, repeat the process again.

To register a DCX200 or DCX300 accessory handset:

1.Charge the handset completely.
2.Disconnect the base AC adapter. Then press and hold find while you reconnect the adapter. Keep holding find until the charge LED starts to blink.
3.On the handset, press and hold # until the handset beeps and displays Handset Registering.
4.When the handset has registered to the base, the LCD will display Registration complete then show the handset
ID number.

If the display shows Registration failed, repeat the process again.

Thanx

Jul 21, 2010 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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Uniden DECT 1580-4WXT waterproof unit appears to be dead - will not charge or register with base unit. Just bought system at Sam's Club 2 days ago. The other 3 units work fine.


This phone uses inductive charging because of the waterproof feature. I suggest that you remove the
battery cover from the back of the handset, unplug
the battery, and then plug it back into the handset.
This solution worked for me.

Jun 21, 2010 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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Uniden dect 1580. I have 2 bases and they are both identified as base #1. How do I change one of them to base 2?


I too have a Uniden Dect6 Model 1580-2 with two handsets. The system comes with 1 base (the larger one) and a phone charger (the smaller one with no buttons, just the charger cradle and a led that lights when phone is plugged in).

I was puzzled with your 2 bases affirmation and I checked with my set.
I took handset 1 and pressed the Menu button. I selected HANDSET SETUP. The first option under this heading is Select base, with two choices Auto and Base #1. I tried both choices and each time there was only a base #1, no base #2, thus confirming that in the set there was only one base.

If you have more than two bases, one handset can be registered to more than one base (actually 4 compatible bases). I suspect that you have to register each handset to each base. By doing so, each handset will know that it can connect to two bases and you will be able to select base#1 and base#2.

Jan 11, 2010 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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My cordless phone says "to register see owners manual for help" How do I get the phone working, it is a uniden DECT 6.0 Model DECT 1588-2


With the phone in standby, press MENU/SELECT on the base.
Move the cursor to select the Register Handset menu, and then press MENU/SELECT. Handset Registering will appear.
On the handset, press and hold # until the handset beeps and displays Handset Registering.
When the handset has registered to the base, the LCD will display Registration Complete then show the handset ID number.
If the display shows Registration failed, repeat the process again.
Note: If a handset has ever been registered to a base, reset the handset before you register it to a new base

Dec 21, 2009 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone...

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After charging a Uniden 2180-2 DECT 6.0, the base stope showing anything on its display. As for the other handset, their display report " searching" since they can' t connect to the base. What is goin



Reset Procedure for Cordless Phones

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What is the general reset procedure for cordless phones?
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1. Disconnect Battery from handset(s)
2. Disconnect Phone Cord from wall jack
3. Disconnect Phone cord from base unit
4. Disconnect AC adapter from wall outlet
5. Allow to sit for 30 min
6. Reconnect Phone Cord to base
7. Reconnect Phone cord to wall jack
8. Reconnect AC Adapter to wall outlet
9. Reconnect Battery to hanset until you click or feel the plug snap into place
10. Re-Register Handset by placing on main base in most instances

May 05, 2009 | Lands Phones

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Cant register/install a new dect 6.0 uniden 2060 phone


I had a similar problem which I finally fixed. You did not say if any of your phones registered.
First try the following recommended by Uniden Support:
Your phone(s) should be fully charged before putting them on the main base.
Unplug the battery from the phone by removing the battery cover and removing the connector. Then, push the # and * key together and hold while you plug the battery back in (requires some dexterity). Continue to hold the two keys until you hear a confirmation tone. This will force the phone to reregister. Put the phone on the main base (if you are sure it has a fully charged battery) and see if it will reregister it to solve the problem.
That did not work for me. So, I followed the instructions to de-register the handset (even though it hadn't really registered). But, I also pretended like the Base was not available (because using the base in this step also failed).
1) Press and hold the hang up and # keys for at least 5 seconds.
2) Move the cursor to select Base Unavailable and then press Select.
3) Select the base you want to deregister from, press Select and then move the cursor to Yes and select.
This causes the phone to delete any of its base information.
At this point, again insure that your phone shows the battery is fully charged and if it is not, put it on the stand alone charger base (not the main base). With the battery fully charged, place it on the base and try registering again by placing it in the main base.
If neither of these approaches help, contact support at Uniden.com.
However, my problems were cleared when I cleared the handset with the second set of instructions.

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