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A cordless phone is a telephone without the cord. The cord is replaced with a radio link. The link allows the range to be limited to a short distance or within the same building. The handset communicates with the base station that is connected to a fixed telephone line. The telephone line is connected to the telephone network similar to a regular telephone. Cordless phones require electricity which powers the base station. Some of the cordless handsets have rechargeable batteries hence charge once they are placed in the cradle.
Listed below are some common questions answered by Experts on cordless phone problems.
First thing you can try is unplugging the power to the base or removing the battery. Next remove the cord from the base. Allow it to remain without power or charge for a few minutes. After this period, insert the battery and turn on the power to the base. This action should help clear out any error message you are receiving.
Below are the steps to follow to adjust the ringer setting/volume:
Please note: if you turn the ringer off, the “RINGER OFF” message should display on your unit.
To reduce the ringer on the portable unit you can try the following steps:
Please note: the phone usually automatically resets from Volume 5 to Volume 4 once you disconnect a call.
Due to the phone getting wet, most likely there could have been a short circuit. Remove the cordless phone battery and any other superficial parts and components which can be easily removed. Allow it to dry completely by either placing it over a towel or under the sun. You could try using a hair dryer on a low setting to dry the parts. Reassemble the parts together and try operating the phone. If there is no change, it could be a faulty circuitry and you probably need to replace the cordless phone.
The icon – a small inverted triangle which you are referring to indicates any of the following things:
In your situation the base is most likely fine, it could be an issue of the handset failing to register. Follow these steps to register
Once you do this, a confirmation tone should be heard and the triangle symbol would stop flashing.