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43-777.fm Page 1 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM
Cat. No. 43-777
OWNER'S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-277
Single-Microcassette Answering System
with Digital Announcement

Summary of Contents

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    43-777.fm Page 1 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM Cat. No. 43-777 OWNER’S MANUAL Please read before using this equipment. TAD-277 Single-Microcassette Answering System with Digital Announcement...

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    This answering system has been test- ed and found to comply with all appli- cable UL and FCC standards. We recommend you record your TAD- 277’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the TAD-277. Serial Number: All Rights Reserved.

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    READ THIS FIRST We have designed your TAD-277 to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device you con- nect to the phone line draws power from the phone line.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Setting the Maximum Message Length ... 8 Setting the Number of Rings ... 8 Answering System Operation ... 9 Setting the TAD-277 to Answer Calls ... 9 Setting the System’s Volume ... 9 Screening Calls ... 9 Playing Messages ... 10 Remote Control Operation ...

  • Page 5: Preparation, Selecting A Location, Loading The Cassette

    43-777.fm Page 5 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM PREPARATION SELECTING A LOCATION The TAD-277 is designed to rest on a flat surface such as a desktop or countertop. Select a location that is: • Near an AC outlet • Near a modular telephone line...

  • Page 6: Connecting Power, Recording The Outgoing Message

    TAD-277. • Always plug the adapter into the TAD-277 before you plug it into an AC outlet, and unplug the adapter from the outlet before you unplug it from the TAD-277.

  • Page 7: Checking The Outgoing Message

    12 inches away from the microphone. Microphone Note: The TAD-277 records only the first 30 seconds of your outgo- ing message. 5. When you finish recording your message, press again.

  • Page 8: Connecting To The Telephone Line, Setting The Maximum Message Length, Setting The Number Of Rings

    SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS You can select the number of rings the TAD-277 waits before it answers calls. , or RING SELECT The system can answer calls in 2, 4, or 7 rings. If you set the switch to...

  • Page 9: Answering System Operation, Setting The Tad-277 To Answer Calls, Setting The System's Volume, Screening Calls

    TO ANSWER CALLS Rotate to the right until it VOLUME clicks to turn on the TAD-277. When the message indicator stays on and the TAD-277 does not sound any tones, it is ready to answer calls. The TAD-277 hangs up and resets to answer the next call when: •...

  • Page 10: Playing Messages

    If you have more than four mes- sages, the light blinks continuously. Note: The light also blinks continuous- ly if the TAD-277 receives one or more incoming messages after power is in- terrupted (see “Troubleshooting” on Page 13).

  • Page 11: Remote Control Operation, Remote Answer-on, Remote Playback

    • Set the TAD-277 to answer calls • Play your messages • Record a message • Set the TAD-277 to record over...

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    (about 8 seconds after the four short beeps), then record the message and hang up. To reset the TAD-277 so new mes- sages record over the old ones, enter your remote operation security code within 8 seconds after you hear the four short beeps at the end of all the messages.

  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    43-777.fm Page 13 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM TROUBLESHOOTING We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-277, but if you do, be sure you installed the tape correctly and turned on the system. If you still have a problem, this chart might help.

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    Enter the remote operation security code again. Call the TAD-277 and try again. Record an outgoing mes- sage (see “Recording the Outgoing Message” on Page 6). Unplug the adapter from the...

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    43-777.fm Page 15 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM Problem The message indica- Power was interrupted tor blinks continu- to the TAD-277. ously, but there are fewer than five incom- ing messages. Cause Solution Press . The TAD-277 PLAY plays back any saved mes- sages then any new incom- ing messages.

  • Page 16: Care And Maintenance

    TAD-277’s warranty and void your FCC authori- zation to operate it. If your TAD-277 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 can ask you to disconnect the phone until you have resolved the problem.

  • Page 17: Cleaning The Tape-handling Parts, The Fcc Wants You To Know, Lightning

    We recommend cleaning the tape head after about every 20 hours of playing time. Rotate VOLUME until it clicks to turn off the TAD-277 and remove the cassette. Insert a spe- cial head-cleaning cassette (such as Cat. No. 44-1168), and follow the cleaning cassette’s directions to clean...

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    43-777.fm Page 18 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM NOTES...

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    43-777.fm Page 19 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM...

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    43-777.fm Page 20 Friday, August 13, 1999 3:44 PM Limited One-Year Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workman- ship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers.

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