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Cordless Phone Problem...?????

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Deceptor, Nov 9, 2004.

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  1. Deceptor

    Deceptor Guest

    Greetings all,
    I have a friends cordless phone at my house for possible repair if possible.
    It's a Telstra (Australia) F2150 Digital DECT.
    Well what happened was the original rechargeable batteries went dead. Being
    the "not knower" as she is, she put normal
    AAA 1.5 volt batteries in it. Obviously that was not very wise at all, and
    the batteries leaked somewhat possibly when
    attempting to re-charge. (she's not even blonde!) I have managed to clean it
    up to a respectable state and replaced with
    the recomended NiMH 1.2 volt rechargeable batteries. Have left overnight to
    get a good charge (tested on my multi-meter
    and measuring a strong 1.2volts)
    The hand-set has a "flashing symbol" in the display screen which represents
    out of range signal from the base unit.
    (which cannot be the case as I am standing next to it!) Strangely, if I
    replace the re-chargeable 1.2v batteries with
    1.5v standard batteries the damn thing works fine!!! Has the handset been
    somewhat changed in the memory or something
    since she put the standard AAA 1.5v batteries in????
    I have tried to re-set it via having everything unplugged and batteries
    removed to no avail.
    It just seems it likes 1.5v now instead of 1.2v. The local eloctronic shops
    only seem to sell re-chargeable 1.2v batteries.
    Any ideas greatly appreciated, or is it a "write off"
    I am no eletronics wizz at all, that's why I'm here :)
    Thanks Heaps
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Guest

  3. Deceptor

    Deceptor Guest

    Thanks Cyrus, but as you may have guessed, yes she has lost the "receipt of
    purchase". Warranty was my first option when she approached me.
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