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Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Marie.
Can you tell me a bit more about the problem please:1) If you have multiple handsets (within the same system), does this happen with all of them? 2) Are there other phones or even a fax, outside of this system but on the same line? If so are they working properly?3) Is this a landline from the local phone/cable company, or a VOIP service (vonage/magicjack/etc)?4) Do you have dsl service on the same line? 5) What do callers hear when they call you? Busy signal? Voicemail? Endless ringing?
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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 (since the issue happens with all handsets). 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. As an initial step, to diagnose the issue as a panasonic fault or a line fault, it would be helpful to test another device on the line (a basic corded phone, fax machine, etc). If you don't have one, you may be able to get a cheap one at walmart, borrow one from a friend/neighbor, etc.
Let me know the results of that test (or if it simply is not possible to, we can move on to some other steps, but may ultimately have to come back to this).
Do you need more help with this, Marie?