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October 10, 2005


ELBT595 Base Reset

So you’ve got your fancy Uniden ELBT595 cordless phone, and new handsets aren’t registering with the base anymore, or maybe you’ve just got all sorts of messed up settings and just want to reset everything and start over. It’s not documented anywhere else, so here’s how to do it:
• Unplug the AC adapter from the back of the base
• Remove the backup battery from the base
• Press and hold both the do-not-disturb (dnd) key and the delete (ø) key.
• Keep holding them down while you plug in the AC adapter again.
• Wait until you hear a long beep.
• You can release the keys now.
• Unplug the base, replace the backup battery, and plug the base in again.

Now you’ve got a fully cleared base.

You can press and hold ‘end’ and ‘#’ on the handset, then select “Replacing Base” then drop the handset back in the base to reregister it as the #1 handset.

I had to do this because the handset that shipped with mine wasn’t properly registered to the base. When I finally succeeded at registering the handset with the base it was shown as #2. I hoped that by registering the handset repeatedly, I’d reach #10, then loop back around to #1. No luck. It just stopped accepting handset registrations when I reached #10. Clearing the base’s memory is the only way to get back to #1.

Now, if someone could point me to the method for wiping the memory of a handset…

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  1. Oct 10 2006

    Here is the instruction for handset reset.

    On your Handset, please remove the battery, re-plug the battery while press and holding “*” and “#” keys, hold until beep sound is heard. Replace the battery cover and then place handset on main base to register.

    You may want to use both hands for this process! This is slightly tricky!

  2. Scott
    Nov 18 2009

    It’s such a shame these phones are not durable. Due to the size and convenience, I’m hooked on them. So much that I’ve been buying 3 at a time, which last about 1.5 to 2 years.

  3. Conrad
    Nov 21 2009

    I’m with you. Mine’s still holding on, but barely. The hinge is broken, but still functions. There are other Bluetooth enabled home phone systems, but this one’s still my favorite.

  4. Dan Manson
    Aug 12 2010

    Piece of S**t. Worked for one month before it became unreliable and faulty. F**K Uniden

  5. Kenneth Wiseman
    Jul 6 2012

    Mine still works great, the only problem I have is when I connect a Bluetooth headset it has a lot of crackling sound. I wish I knew what was wrong with it because I love this phone and I can’t seem to find a replacement handset anywhere. if anyone knows where I can find one please let me know.


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