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I have a Model CS6429-16. The battery show full charge but

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I have a Model CS6429-16. The battery show full charge but message shows
"out of range or no pwr at base" and I can not get a dial tone. I do receive
messages on the base but can not call out or answer calls. The phone is 4 months old.
How to correct this problem?

p0llinate :

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p0llinate :

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble,

p0llinate :

Can you tell me a bit more about the problem please:
1) If you have multiple handsets, does this happen with all of them? Are there other phones outside of this system in the building that are working properly.
2) Is this a landline from the local phone/cable company, or a VOIP service (vonage/magicjack/etc)
3) Do you have dsl service on the same line?


1) There is only one handset .


2) It is a landline


from the local cable company.

p0llinate :

This symptom can indicate either a problem with the line (phone company equipment or the wiring in your home) OR a hardware failure in the base station or the handset. Unfortunately with only 1 handset it is difficult to isolate the problem further. We most often see this type of damage to the base unit as the result of a power surge, either through the phone or power lines.

The one thing you may attempt yourself is to fully reset the system:
1) unplug both power and phone lines from the main base.
2) remove batteries from all handsets
3) wait at least 15 minutes, then restore all
4) place a handset on the main base for a minute, as if to charge
5) check for functionality.

If the problem persists after this, it confirms a hardware failure which would require repairs to correct. Because you mentioned it is only 4 months old, at this point your best recourse would be to contact Vtech warranty service to have it repaired/replaced.

p0llinate :

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Hi Walt, sorry but it seems the live chat was malfunctioning and you may not have received my earlier responses.

Please test the reset I mentioned when you have a chance, and get back to me here with the orange Reply button.