Radio Shack ET-689 Owner`s manual

Radio Shack ET-689 Owner`s manual
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Cat. No. 43-689
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
ET-689
900 MHz Two-Line
Cordless Telephone
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack ET-689 900 MHz
Two-Line Cordless Telephone uses the
900 MHz band, which means clear
sound with less interference and greater
range than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones. Its cordless operation lets you
make or answer calls just about anywhere in your home or office.
Its optional headset jack lets you connect a headset to the handset for handsfree conversation — perfect for when
you are working in the yard or garage.
Its other features include:
20-Number Memory Dialing — lets
you store up to 20 numbers in memory
for easy dialing.
3-Way Conference — lets you make
calls on two separate telephone lines
and join them for a 3-way conference
call.
Page — sends a signal from the base to
the handset so you can locate the handset if you have misplaced it.
Handset Volume Control — lets you
adjust the volume when you are away
from the base.
Two-Line Distinctive Ringer — produces a different ringer sound for each
line so you can tell which line is ringing
without looking at the line indicators.
Note: To use both of the ET-689’s lines,
you must connect it to two separate telephone lines. Each of these lines must
have its own phone number. If you do
not have two telephone lines, contact
your phone company to get a second
line.
20 Channel Autoscan — automatically
selects a clear channel when you make
or answer a call. You can also manually
change channels during a call.
Security Access-Protection Code —
helps prevent other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the
handset is off the base.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you
use your phone with hearing aids that
have a T (telephone) switch.
Ample Talk and Standby Time — the
supplied battery pack provides 4 hours
of continuous talk time or 7 days of
standby time (when fully charged).
Desk/Wall Mountable — lets you place
the phone on a desk, or mount it on a
wall plate or directly on a wall.
Super CCT Noise-Reduction Circuitry
— gives you sound clarity comparable to
corded telephones.
Quick Talk — Lets you quickly answer
a call without pressing any button by
simply lifting the handset from the base.
© 1998, 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
COM-LOK and RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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Note: Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies as allocated by
the FCC. Even though the access protection code prevents unauthorized use
of your phone line, it is possible for other
radio units operating on similar frequencies within a certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or
cause interference. This lack of privacy
can occur with any cordless phone.
This telephone has been tested and
found to comply with all applicable UL
and FCC standards.
For your records, we recommend you
record your phone’s serial number here.
The number is on the bottom of the
base.
phone should not be placed near or
on top of a TV or VCR.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s
case.
Serial Number:
Important:
• Cordless phones such as this one
require AC power to operate. When
AC power is off, you cannot dial out
or receive incoming calls using your
ET-689. For this reason, the ET-689
should not be your only telephone.
To be safe, you should also have a
phone that does not require AC
power to operate (not a cordless
phone), so you can still make and
receive calls if there is an AC power
failure.
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This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
• Some cordless phones operate at
frequencies that might cause interference to nearby TVs and VCRs. To
minimize or prevent such interference, the base of the cordless
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READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Each device that you connect to the
phone line draws power from the phone
line. We refer to this power draw as the
device’s ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the bottom of the
base.
If you are using more than one phone or
other device on the line, add up all the
RENs. If the total is more than five, your
phones might not ring. In rural areas, a
total REN of three might impair ringer
operation. If ringer operation is impaired,
remove a device from the line.
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FCC STATEMENT
This telephone complies with Part 68 of
FCC Rules. Upon request, you must
provide the FCC Registration Number
and the REN to your phone company.
These numbers are on the bottom of the
base.
Note: You must not connect your phone
to any of the following:
• coin-operated systems
• party-line systems
• most electronic key phone systems
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CONTENTS
Installation ............................................................................................................... 6
Installing the Handset’s Antenna ........................................................................ 6
Selecting a Location ........................................................................................... 6
Mounting the Phone ........................................................................................... 7
On a Desk Top ............................................................................................. 7
On a Wall Plate ............................................................................................ 8
Directly on a Wall ......................................................................................... 9
Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................... 10
Setting the Dialing Mode .................................................................................. 12
Turning the Ringer On/Off ................................................................................ 12
Operation ...............................................................................................................
Making/Answering Calls ...................................................................................
Changing the Channel ......................................................................................
Adjusting the Handset’s Volume .......................................................................
Using Redial .....................................................................................................
Using Flash ......................................................................................................
Putting a Call on Hold .......................................................................................
Conference Calling ...........................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ...............................................................
Paging ..............................................................................................................
Memory Dialing ................................................................................................
Storing a Number in Memory .....................................................................
Entering a Pause .......................................................................................
Dialing a Memory Number .........................................................................
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers .................................................................
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers .........................................................
Using a Headset ...............................................................................................
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Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 19
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................
Replacing the Battery Pack ..............................................................................
The FCC Wants You to Know ...........................................................................
Lightning ...........................................................................................................
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLING THE
HANDSET’S
ANTENNA
Insert the antenna into the
larger hole at the top of
the handset, then screw in
the antenna clockwise until it is secure.
SELECTING A LOCATION
You can place the phone on a desk or
table, mount it on a standard wall plate,
or mount it directly on a wall. Select a location that is:
• near an easily accessible AC outlet
• near a modular telephone line jack
• out of the way of normal activities
• away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, metal walls or
filing cabinets, wireless intercoms,
alarms, and room monitors
• away from other cordless phones
The base’s location affects the handset’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which
provides the best performance.
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Caution: You must use a Class
2 power source that supplies
12 volts DC and delivers at
least 300 mA. Its center tip must be set
to positive and its plug must fit the
base's DC 12V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an
adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the base or the
adapter. You can connect your ET-689
to a 2-line modular telephone jack using
one of the supplied 2-line modular
cords. Or, you can connect your telephone to two separate 1-line modular
telephone jacks using the supplied 2line modular cords.
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Notes:
• Your telephone connects directly to
a modular telephone line jack. If
your phone line jack is not a modular
jack, you can update the wiring
yourself, using jacks and adapters
available at your local RadioShack
store. Or, you can let the phone
company update the wiring for you.
• The USOC number of the two-line
jack to be installed is RJ14C (or
RJ14W for a wall plate jack). The
USOC number for a single-line jack
is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate
jack).
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MOUNTING THE PHONE
plied 2-line long modular cord into
L2.
On a Desk Top
1. Remove the base’s bracket by
pressing both tabs on the wide end,
then lifting off the bracket.
If you have a single 1-line modular
jack, plug one end of either supplied
long modular cord into L1 OR L1/L2
to use line 1, or into L2 to use line 2.
3. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V jack on the
back of the phone’s base.
2. If you have a single 2-line modular
jack, plug one end of the supplied 2line long modular cord into L1 OR L1/
L2 on the back of the phone’s base.
4. Route the adapter’s cord through
the right groove on the bottom of the
base.
Note: When you make this connection, do not connect another modular cord to the L2 jack. Otherwise,
the phone will not operate properly.
If you have two separate 1-line modular jacks, plug one end of the supplied 2-line long modular cord into
L1 OR L1/L2 and plug the other sup-
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5. Insert the tabs on the narrow end of
the bracket into the lower slots on
the base’s bottom, then push the
tabs on the wide end of the bracket
into the other slots until the bracket
clicks securely into place.
6. Plug the AC adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
On a Wall Plate
1. Remove the base’s bracket by
pressing both tabs on the wide end,
then lifting off the bracket.
2. If the wall plate has a single 2-line or
1-line modular jack, plug one end of
the supplied 2-line short modular
cord into L1 OR L1/L2 on the back of
the phone’s base.
Note: When you make this connection, do not connect another modular cord to the L2 jack. Otherwise,
the phone will not operate properly.
7. Plug the other end(s) of the modular
cord(s) into the modular telephone
jack(s).
If the wall plate has a single 1-line
modular jack, and there is another
modular telephone jack close by,
plug one end of the supplied 2-line
short modular cord into L1 OR L1/L2,
and plug the supplied 2-line long
modular cord into L2.
3. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V jack on the
back of the phone’s base.
8. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
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4. Route the AC adapter’s cord
through the right groove on the bottom of the base. Route the short
modular cord through the left groove
on the bottom of the base.
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If you need to connect a long modular cord to the L2 jack, remove the
short modular cord from the left
groove and route the long modular
cord through the groove on the bottom of the base.
5. Route the end of the short modular
cord through the hole in the center
of the bracket, then insert the tabs
on the narrow end of the bracket into
the upper slots on the base’s bottom.
8. Plug the short modular cord into the
wall plate jack, then align the base’s
keyhole slots with the wall plate
studs and slide the base downward
to secure it.
If you attached a long modular cord,
plug it into the other phone line jack.
9. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
Directly on a Wall
For this mounting method, you need two
screws (not supplied) with heads that fit
into the keyhole slots on the mounting
bracket.
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6. Route the adapter cord and the long
modular cord (if you have connected
it) through each slot on the bottom
of the wide end of the bracket, then
push the tabs on the wide end of the
bracket into the other slots until the
bracket clicks securely into place.
7. Plug the AC adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
1. At the desired mounting
location, drill two holes
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3 /16 inches (100 mm)
apart vertically. Then
thread a screw into each
hole, letting the heads
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extend about /16 inch (5
mm) from the wall.
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3 /16
2. Remove the bracket by holding in
both tabs on the wide end, then gently pulling out the wide end of the
bracket.
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3. If you have a single 2-line modular
jack, plug one end of the supplied
long 2-line modular cord into L1 OR
L1/L2 on the back of the phone’s
base.
Note: When you make this connection, do not connect another modular cord to the L2 jack. Otherwise,
the phone will not operate properly.
7. Plug the AC adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
8. Plug the other end(s) of the cord(s)
into a modular phone line jack(s).
9. Align the base’s keyhole slots with
the mounting screws and slide the
base downward to secure it.
If you have two separate 1-line modular jacks, plug one end of the supplied 2-line long modular cord into
L1 OR L1/L2 and plug the supplied 2line long modular cord into L2.
If you have a single 1-line modular
jack, plug one end of either supplied
long modular cord into L1 OR L1/L2
to use line 1, or into L2 to use line 2.
4. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V jack.
5. Route the adapter’s cord through
the right groove on the bottom of the
base. Route the long modular cord
through the left groove on the bottom of the base.
If you have connected two long
modular cords, route the cord connected to L1 OR L1/L2 through the
right groove on the bottom of the
base, and route the cord connected
to L2 through the hole in the center
of the bracket.
6. Insert the tabs on the narrow end of
the bracket into the slots on the
base’s bottom as shown, then push
the tabs on the wide end of the
bracket until it clicks securely into
place.
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10. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
CONNECTING AND
CHARGING THE BATTERY
PACK
The ET-689 comes with a rechargeable
nickel-cadmium battery pack in the
handset but not connected. Before using
your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 15
hours.
1. Press down and slide off the battery
compartment cover.
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2. Remove the battery pack and plug
its connector into the phone’s
socket. The connector fits only one
way.
Notes:
3. Put the battery pack back in the
compartment, then replace the
cover.
To charge the battery pack, place the
handset on the base either face up or
face down. The CHARGE indicator on
the base lights.
Note: The battery pack will not fully
charge when you place the handset on
the base face up.
Recharge the battery pack when the
BATT LOW indicator on the handset
flashes.
• If the CHARGE indicator does not
light when you place the handset on
the base, be sure the battery pack
and AC adapter are correctly and
securely connected. Even if they
are, your handset’s battery power
still might be low. Wait 3 minutes.
The CHARGE indicator should light.
• After charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work
and you might hear an error tone. If
this happens, return the handset to
the base for a few seconds.
• If the battery pack gets completely
discharged or the base loses power
while the handset is away from it, reset the security access-protection
code by placing the handset on the
base. If the handset lost power,
leave the handset on the base to
charge the battery pack.
• Using a pencil eraser, clean the
charging contacts on the handset
and the base about once a month to
make sure they are not dirty or tarnished.
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• If the BATT LOW indicator does not
light, but the phone does not work,
recharge the battery pack. (The battery pack charge might be too low to
light the indicator.)
• If the battery pack gets weak during
a call, the handset sounds 4 beeps
every 30 seconds and the BATT
LOW indicator flashes for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, the phone automatically disconnects. If this happens,
you must recharge the battery pack
before you can make another call.
• About once a month, fully discharge
the battery pack by keeping the
handset off the base until the BATT
LOW indicator lights. Otherwise, the
battery pack loses its ability to fully
recharge.
3. When you hear the dial tone, press
any number other than 0.
Note: If your phone system requires
that you dial an access code (9, for
example) before you dial an outside
number, do not press the access
code .
If the dial tone stops, that line has
tone service.
If the dial tone continues, that line
has pulse service.
4. Press LINE 2, listen for the dial tone,
and repeat Step 3.
If you have tone service on both
lines, leave T/P set to T.
If you have pulse service on either
line, set T/P to P.
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
TURNING THE RINGER
ON/OFF
Set T/P (tone/pulse) on the back of the
base for the type of service you have. If
you are not sure which type you have,
once the battery pack is charged, do this
test.
You can turn the ET-689’s
ringer on and off. Set
RINGER on the side of the
handset to ON to hear an
incoming call or a page
from the base. Set RINGER to OFF to silence the
ringer.
1. Set T/P to T.
2. Lift the handset and press LINE 1.
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Note: Even if you turn off the ringer on
the handset, you can still make or receive calls using this cordless phone.
Telephones on the same line still ring
when there is an incoming call, and the
line indicator on the ET-689’s base
flashes until you answer the call.
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OPERATION
MAKING/ANSWERING
CALLS
To make a call, pick up the handset and
press LINE1 or LINE 2 to select the line
you want to use. When the line indicator
lights steadily and you hear the dial
tone, dial the phone number.
(see “Putting a Call on Hold” on
Page 15), then press the other line’s
button to answer the incoming call.
• If you move the handset outside the
base’s range (about 300 feet of
unobstructed space) the handset
will not operate properly and a call in
progress might be disconnected.
CHANGING THE
CHANNEL
To answer a call if the handset is on the
base, simply lift the handset and begin
your conversation.
To answer a call if the handset is not on
the base, press LINE 1 or LINE 2 depending on which line indicator is flashing.
The ET-689 scans 20 channels (frequency pairs used between the base
and the handset) and automatically selects a clear channel each time you
make or receive a call.
If you hear other conversations or excessive noise during a call, press CHANNEL to select a different channel.
To end a call, place the handset on the
base or press the line button for that
line.
Notes:
• If you press the line button to hang
up and the phone does not disconnect, press the line button again
while holding the handset closer to
the base, or place the handset on
the base.
• When you receive an incoming call
on one line while you are talking on
the other, the handset does not ring
but you hear a tone through the earpiece. Place the current call on hold
Each time you press CHANNEL, the indicator for the line you use blinks as your
phone searches for a clearer channel.
Note: If the handset is too far from the
base, the channel might not change.
Move closer to the base and try again.
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ADJUSTING THE
HANDSET’S VOLUME
The ET-689 has three volume levels. To
change the volume you hear through the
handset, press VOLUME ▲ or ▼ on the
side of the handset to increase or decrease the volume during a call.
USING REDIAL
You can quickly dial the last number dialed on a line. Press the button (LINE 1
or LINE 2) for the line you want to use,
then press REDIAL when you hear a dial
tone.
Notes:
• The redial memory holds up to 24
digits, so you can redial long-distance as well as local numbers.
• The redial memory also holds pause
entries. See “Entering a Pause” on
Page 17.
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• The redial memory does not store a
flash entry or any digits you press
after FLASH (see “Using Flash”).
USING FLASH
FLASH performs the electronic equiva-
lent of a switchhook operation for special services such as Call Waiting.
For example, if you have Call Waiting,
press FLASH to answer an incoming call
without disconnecting the current call.
Press FLASH again to return to the first
call.
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH might
disconnect the current call.
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PUTTING A CALL ON
HOLD
Press HOLD to put a call on hold so you
can use the other phone line without disconnecting the current call. The line indicator flashes when a call on that line is
on hold.
CONFERENCE CALLING
Follow these steps to have a 3-way conference call.
1. Place the first call on hold.
2. Make or answer a call on the other
line.
3. Press CONF. Both line indicators
briefly flash then light steadily. All
three parties are connected.
Note: Do not return the handset to the
base while a call is on hold. Placing the
handset on the base after you press
HOLD disconnects the call.
To release a line from hold and continue
your conversation, press that line’s button.
Note: If you do not pick up the call again
within 3 minutes after putting it on hold,
the phone disconnects the call.
You can alternate between the two lines
by pressing HOLD then the button for the
desired line.
Note: If you press the other line’s button
without first pressing HOLD, the first call
is disconnected.
Note: During conference calls, some
long-distance calls might sound weaker
than local calls.
To talk on only one line without disconnecting the other line, press HOLD to put
both lines on hold. Then press the button for the line you want to talk on.
To return to a three-way conversation,
press CONF.
To end the conference call, press CONF
or return the handset to the base.
To hang up one line and continue talking
on the other, press the line button for the
line you want to keep using.
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USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
Some special services, such as bankby-phone, require tone signals. If you
have pulse service, you can still use
these special tone services by following
these steps.
1. Be sure T/P is set to P.
2. Dial the service’s main number.
3. When the service answers, press
. Any additional numbers you dial
are sent as tone signals.
If you hold down PAGE for 2 seconds,
the handset beeps for 3 minutes to give
you more time to locate it. To stop it
sooner, press PAGE once or either line
button twice.
MEMORY DIALING
You can store up to 20 numbers, then
dial any of the stored numbers by pressing a two-digit memory location number.
Each stored number can be up to 24
digits long.
Storing a Number in Memory
4. After you complete the call, return
the handset to the base or press the
button for the line you were using.
The phone automatically resets to
the pulse mode.
PAGING
To locate the handset when the phone is
not in use, press PAGE on the base. The
handset beeps three times.
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Note: If you wait more than 20 seconds
between each key press, an error tone
sounds and the phone exits the storing
mode.
1. Press MEM on the handset. The
LINE 1 indicator flashes.
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2. Enter the number and any tone and
pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 16
and “Entering a Pause”).
Note: Each tone or pause entry
uses one digit of memory.
3. Press MEM, then enter the memory
location number (01–20). The
phone pauses to confirm that each
digit was stored, then it beeps to
indicate that the number is stored.
Note: If three quick beeps sound,
you have made an error and the
number was not stored. Start again
from Step 1.
To replace a stored number, simply
store a new number in its place.
Or, to clear a memory location, skip
Step 2, then enter the memory location
number (01–20) you want to clear. A
tone sounds.
Entering a Pause
In some telephone systems, you must
dial an access code (9, for example) and
wait for a second dial tone before you
can dial an outside number. You can
store the access code with the phone
number. However, you should also store
a pause after the access code to allow
the outside line time to connect.
Dialing a Memory Number
To dial a number stored in memory, lift
the handset and press the button for the
line you want to use.
When you hear a dial tone, press MEM
and enter the memory location number
for the number you want to dial.
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers
When calling special services (such as
alternate long distance or bank-byphone), dial the service’s main number
first. Then, at the appropriate place in
the call, press MEM and the number for
the memory location where the additional information is stored.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to
test the stored number, make the test
call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand
periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.
To enter a 3-second pause, press REDIAL after entering the access code. For a
longer pause, press REDIAL again.
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USING A HEADSET
You can make or answer calls with
hands-free convenience using an op3
tional headset that has a /32-inch (2.5mm) plug, available at your local RadioShack store.
To connect the headset, insert the head3
set’s /32-inch (2.5 mm)
plug into the jack
marked
on the top
of the handset.
Notes:
• Connecting a headset disconnects
the handset’s earpiece and microphone.
• VOLUME ▲/▼ on the handset also
controls the connected headset’s
volume.
• If you place the handset on the base
to recharge it while the headset is
connected, be sure the handset
seats properly.
With a headset connected, you make or
answer calls as usual using the keys on
the handset.
For hands-free conversation, you can
use a handset holder, available at your
local RadioShack store, to hang the
handset on your belt.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your ET-689, but if you do, the following suggestions might help.
Problem
Suggestion
Low volume or unusual
sounds.
Someone has picked up another phone on the
same line. Hang up the other phone.
Severe noise interference.
Keep the handset away from computers,
remote control toys, wireless microphones,
alarm systems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent lights, and electrical appliances.
Press CHANNEL to change the channel.
Hang up and redial the number.
The phone cannot be operated at a useful distance from
the base because the signal
becomes weak or noisy (the
handset’s range has
decreased).
Fully extend the base’s antenna, and place it in
a vertical position.
The phone does not work or
works poorly.
Be sure the base’s phone line cord and AC
adapter are correctly and securely connected,
and the battery pack is connected and
charged.
The handset battery pack
does not charge.
Be sure the battery pack is properly connected.
Be sure neither antenna is touching a metal
surface.
Return the handset to the base to recharge the
battery pack.
Check the charging contacts on the handset
and base. If they are dirty, clean them with a
pencil eraser.
Replace the battery pack. (See “Replacing the
Battery Pack” on Page 22.)
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Problem
The handset does not ring or
receive a page.
Suggestion
Fully extend the base’s antenna and place it in
a vertical position.
Move the handset closer to the base.
Move the base away from other electrical
devices.
Return the handset to the base to recharge the
battery pack.
The handset stops working or
works poorly during a call.
Move the handset closer to the base.
Fully extend the base’s antenna and place it in
a vertical position.
Return the handset to the base for 6 seconds
to reset the handset.
Be sure the handset’s battery is charged. (If
the battery power is too low, it might not have
enough power to light the BATT LOW indicator.)
If the base loses power while the handset is
away from it, the security access-protection
code might change. Restore power to the
base, then place the handset back on the
base. The CHARGE indicator on the base
lights, indicating that the code is set again.
The indicators for Lines 1 and
2 on your handset flash, but
there is no dial tone.
Check that the phone line cord(s) and the AC
adapter are properly connected at both ends.
The Line 1 or Line 2 indicator
continuously flashes when you
are not using the phone.
Only one phone line is connected. Check that
both phone lines are properly connected.
Check to see if both lines are on hold.
If you still have problems, disconnect the phone. If other phones on the same line(s)
work properly, the fault is in this phone or its installation. If you cannot find the problem, take your phone to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack ET-689 900 MHz Two-Line Cordless Telephone is an example of
superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for
your cordless telephone so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the phone dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might
contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the phone only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and
distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the phone away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the phone gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the phone to work improperly.
Wipe the phone with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to
clean the phone.
Modifying or tampering with the telephone’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate your telephone’s warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your phone is not performing as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the phone lines, the phone
company might ask you to disconnect your phone until you have resolved the problem.
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REPLACING THE
BATTERY PACK
If you follow the instructions in “Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack” on
Page 10, the battery pack should last
about a year. If the battery pack will not
hold a charge for more than 2 hours after an overnight charge, replace the battery pack with a new 3.6V, 600 mAh
battery pack with a connector that fits
the socket in the battery compartment.
You can order a replacement battery
pack through your local RadioShack
store.
Install the new battery pack as described below, then charge the battery
pack for about 15 hours before you use
it.
1. Press down and slide off the battery
pack cover as shown.
3. Plug the fresh battery pack’s connector into the phone’s socket. The
connector fits only one way.
4. Put the new battery pack in the compartment, then replace the cover.
Cautions:
• You must use a replacement battery
pack of the same size and type.
• Do not dispose of the battery pack
in a fire because it might explode.
• Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack.
• Be careful not to short the battery
pack by touching it with conducting
materials, such as rings, bracelets,
and keys. The battery pack or conductor might overheat and burn.
2. Gently pull on the battery pack connector to disconnect it, then remove
the battery pack.
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Important: This product contains a rechargeable nickel cadmium battery pack.
At the end of the battery pack’s useful life,
it must be recycled or disposed of properly. Contact your local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for
information on recycling or disposal programs in your area. Some options that
might be available are: municipal curbside collection, drop-off boxes at retailers
such as your local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, and mail-back
programs.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
If you cannot eliminate the interference,
the FCC requires that you stop using
your phone.
In the unlikely event that your phone
causes problems on the phone line, the
phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the
phone company attempts to notify you in
advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies you as
soon as possible and advises you of
your right to file a complaint with the
FCC.
LIGHTNING
Also, the phone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the
operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these
changes in advance, so you can take
the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.
Your telephone has built-in lightning protection to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in telephone line and power
line current. This lightning protection
meets or exceeds FCC requirements.
However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your
telephone.
Your phone might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating
properly. To determine whether your
phone is causing the interference, turn
off your phone. If the interference goes
away, your phone is causing the interference.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug your phone during
storms to reduce the possibility of damage.
Some cordless phones operate at frequencies that might cause interference
to nearby TVs and VCRs. To minimize
or prevent such interference, the base of
the cordless phone should not be placed
near or on top of a TV or VCR.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• moving your phone away from the
receiver
• connecting your phone to an AC
outlet that is on a different electrical
circuit from the receiver
• contacting your local RadioShack
store for help
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED
HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY
LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS
OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
04/99
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
06A99
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