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Motorola MD7161 User Manual

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E51 Series
Digital Cordless Phone
5.8 GHz Expandable
Model Family: MD7161
Users Guide



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  • Page 1 E51 Series Digital Cordless Phone 5.8 GHz Expandable Model Family: MD7161 Users Guide...
  • Page 2 1-888-390-6456 TTY (Text Telephone) Copyright © 2006 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative work (such as translation, transformation or adaptation) without written permission from Motorola, Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FCC Information ... vii FCC Compliance Class B Digital Device...vii FCC Declaration of Conformity...viii Canadian Compliance...viii Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 68 Statement...viii Industry Canada CS-03 Declaration of Conformity...x Important Safety Instructions ...xi Welcome ...1 Handset Overview...2 Base Unit Overview ...3 Getting Started ...4...
  • Page 4 Battery Safety Instructions... 4 Installing the Battery... 5 Charging the Handset Battery ... 6 Installing the Base Unit... 7 Selecting a Location for Your Base Unit... 8 Wall Mounting (Optional) ... 9 Basic Operations ... 11 Handset Display Indicators ... 11 Base Unit LEDs...
  • Page 5 Adjust Handset Volume ...15 Temporary Ringer Adjustments ...16 Redial Function ...16 Deleting a Redial Listing ...17 Mute Function ...17 Locate a Misplaced Handset ...18 Phonebook Operations ...19 Storing a New Entry ...20 Reviewing/Dialing from the Phonebook ...23 Editing a Phonebook Entry ...24 Delete a Single Phonebook Entry...24 Caller ID/Call Waiting ID ...25 Reviewing Caller ID Records...26...
  • Page 6 Storing a Caller ID Entry in the Phonebook... 27 Dialing from the Caller ID Log ... 28 Deleting a Caller ID Record ... 28 Deleting All Caller ID Records... 28 Ringer Volume ... 29 Ringer Tone ... 29 Key Tone ... 30 Display Language ...
  • Page 7 Menu Features Summary ... 36 Outgoing Messages and Announcements Overview...37 Recording Your Greeting ...38 Review Your Announcement...39 Delete Your Announcement ...39 Setting the Clock ...40 About Mailboxes...41 Listen to Messages ...41 Adjust Playback Volume ...43 Delete a Specific Message ...43 Delete All Messages in a Mailbox ...43 Recording a Memo ...44 Call Screening ...44...
  • Page 8 Remote Access... 46 Remote Voice Menu Access... 46 REMOTE ACCESS COMMANDS... 47 Special Features... 49 Intercom Calls ... 49 Call Transfer ... 50 Conference Call ... 51 In Case of Difficulty... 52 Warranty ... 55 Technical Specifications... 59...
  • Page 9: Fcc Information

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 10: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 68 Statement This Motorola cordless phone complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in format US: AAAEQ##TXXXX.
  • Page 11 If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact Motorola, Inc. at 1-877-466-8646. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment from the network until the problem is solved.
  • Page 12: Industry Canada Cs-03 Declaration Of Conformity

    If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of the cordless phone does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. CAUTION: To maintain compliance with the FCC's RF exposure guidelines place the base unit at least 20 cm from nearby persons.
  • Page 13: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, including the following: 1. Read and understand all instructions. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3.
  • Page 14 7. This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply in your home, consult your dealer or local power company. 8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where the cord may have anyone walking on it.
  • Page 15 13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized service facility under the following conditions: • When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • If liquid has been spilled onto the product. •...
  • Page 17: Welcome

    Product registration is not available in Canada. Please retain your original dated sales receipt for your records. For warranty service of your Motorola product, you will need to provide a copy of your dated sales receipt to confirm warranty status.
  • Page 18: Handset Overview

    Handset Overview 1. Earpiece 2. LCD display 3. Select/Menu 4. Caller ID/Scroll down 5. Headset jack (2.5 mm) 6. Phone On/Flash 7. Speakerphone 8. Temporary tone dialing key 9. Redial/Pause 10. Mute/Delete 11. Microphone 12. Intercom 13. Change number format 14.
  • Page 19: Base Unit Overview

    Base Unit Overview 1. Base unit speaker 2. Handset cradle 3. Page 4. Charging LED 5. In Use LED 6. Message display 7. Menu options 8. Change option 9. Time set option 10. Mailboxes 11. Answering machine control keys 12. Volume controls Delete On/Off Record/Memo...
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Getting Started Battery Safety Instructions • Do not burn, disassemble, mutilate, or puncture the battery. The battery contains toxic materials that could be released, resulting in injury and/or explosion. • There is a risk of explosion if you replace the battery with an incorrect CAUTION: battery type.
  • Page 21: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery 1. Remove any stickers or inserts, if present. 2. Remove the battery door by pressing down on the indentation and sliding downward. 3. Plug the battery connector into the receptacle. (Make sure the black wire is on the left.) 4.
  • Page 22: Charging The Handset Battery

    Charging the Handset Battery The handset of your cordless telephone is powered by a rechargeable battery pack. It charges automatically whenever the handset is in the base unit or charger. The initial battery charge time is 10–12 hours. After the initial charge, a maintenance charge of eight hours should be sufficient.
  • Page 23: Installing The Base Unit

    Installing the Base Unit IMPORTANT! FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CORDLESS TELEPHONE SYSTEM: • Choose a central location for your base unit. • Install your base unit and extension handsets away from electronic equipment, such as personal computers, television sets, and microwave ovens.
  • Page 24: Selecting A Location For Your Base Unit

    Selecting a Location for Your Base Unit...
  • Page 25: Wall Mounting (Optional)

    Wall Mounting (Optional) 1. Feed the phone and power cords through the top of the mounting bracket. 2. Connect the phone and power cords to the openings on the bottom of the base unit. 3. Align the tabs of the mounting bracket with the slots on the bottom of the base unit.
  • Page 26 4. Plug the phone cord into the wall jack, and the power cord into an electrical outlet. 5. Mount the base unit on the wall jack. Position the base unit so that the mounting studs will fit into the holes on the wall mount bracket.
  • Page 27: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Handset Display Indicators Icon Description Turns on when the microphone is muted MUTE Turns on when a new call is received and added to the call log Turns on when the ringer is muted Indicates battery charge status...
  • Page 28: Base Unit Leds

    Base Unit LEDs* Description On when the phone is off-hook or when an in use extension phone is off-hook charge On when the handset is charging in its base Flashes when there are new messages in the corresponding mailbox mailbox 1, 2, 3 Solid when only old messages are in the corresponding mailbox...
  • Page 29: Making A Call

    Making a Call Press the key on the handset, or the key to use the speakerphone ON/FLASH feature. When you hear the dial tone, dial the number. -OR- Enter the phone number. The phone number appears on the display before it is dialed. If necessary, use the key to make corrections or press and hold the MUTE/DELETE...
  • Page 30: Answering Calls

    Answering Calls Press ON/FLASH If you subscribe to call waiting: Press the ON/FLASH the first call. Ending a Call Press the OFF/CANCEL Speakerphone Operation Each handset has a built-in speakerphone. This feature allows you to have hands-free conversations—just stand the handset upright on a table or desktop. To switch between speakerphone and the handset, press the , or any digit key (0 through 9) to answer a call.
  • Page 31: Adjust Handset Volume

    Adjust Handset Volume Press the keys on the right side of the handset to adjust the listening volume to a comfortable level. When you reach the maximum or minimum setting, a double beep will sound. Volume up\down...
  • Page 32: Temporary Ringer Adjustments

    Temporary Ringer Adjustments When the handset is ringing, to silence the ringer, press or adjust the ringer level to 0 by using the handset volume keys. This adjustment is temporary. The ringer volume will return to its normal setting once the call is answered or the ringing stops.
  • Page 33: Deleting A Redial Listing

    Deleting a Redial Listing 1. Press the key. REDIAL/PAUSE 2. Scroll to the desired entry. 3. Press the key. A confirmation beep sounds after the entry is deleted. MUTE/DELETE 4. Press to exit the review list. OFF/CANCEL : If the redial memory is empty and NOTE sound.
  • Page 34: Locate A Misplaced Handset

    Locate a Misplaced Handset From the base unit, press the key to locate lost handsets. The handsets will beep PAGE appears on the display. BASE IS PAGING To end the page, press , or any dial pad key (0 through 9, *, #) on the ON/FLASH handset, or press again on the base unit.
  • Page 35: Phonebook Operations

    Phonebook Operations Your handset can store up to 50 numbers with names. Each memory location holds up to 32 digits for the number and 16 characters for the name. NOTES: If you have multiple handsets registered to your base unit, the handsets share a common phonebook stored in the base unit.
  • Page 36: Storing A New Entry

    Storing a New Entry 1. Press the SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to PHONEBOOK 3. Press the SEL/MENU 4. Scroll to and select 5. Enter the telephone number at the 6. Use the MUTE/DELETE 7. Press the SEL/MENU 8. Enter the name for the new contact at the key to erase characters to the left of the cursor.
  • Page 37 Use the table below to enter names and special characters into the phonebook. space ‘ Number of Key Presses &...
  • Page 38 NOTES: • If the phonebook is full, the handset will display • If the number you are saving is connected to an automated system, you may wish to insert pauses in the number. A pause allows the key presses and the automated system to synchronize.
  • Page 39: Reviewing/Dialing From The Phonebook

    Reviewing/Dialing from the Phonebook When not on a call, press mode. The first phonebook entry is listed. Scroll through the phonebook entries using the scroll keys or enter the first character of the name (using the digit keys) and continue navigating. - OR - 1.
  • Page 40: Editing A Phonebook Entry

    Editing a Phonebook Entry 1. Press the 2. Press the SEL/MENU button to edit the entry. MUTE/DELETE 3. Press the SEL/MENU 4. Follow the same steps to edit the name. A confirmation tone beeps and the updated entry appears on the display briefly. NOTE: To add a pause in the number, press and hold the Delete a Single Phonebook Entry Press the...
  • Page 41: Caller Id/Call Waiting Id

    Caller ID/Call Waiting ID Your handset is also capable of displaying caller ID information in conjunction with a call waiting alert signal ( Call Waiting/Caller ID With , the caller ID data is displayed so you can decide whether to Call Waiting/Caller ID answer the incoming call, or continue with your current conversation.
  • Page 42: Reviewing Caller Id Records

    Reviewing Caller ID Records When your systems stores new caller ID records, appears on the display. Press the scroll key to review the records. - OR - 1. Press the key. SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to and select . Use the scroll keys to review the entries. A double CALL LOG beep sounds when you reach the beginning or end of the log.
  • Page 43: Storing A Caller Id Entry In The Phonebook

    Storing a Caller ID Entry in the Phonebook 1. Press 2. Scroll to the entry you wish to store. To view alternate phone number formats, press the # key repeatedly. The display will cycle through the available dialing options (1 + area code + number, area code + number, number only, etc.). 3.
  • Page 44: Dialing From The Caller Id Log

    Dialing from the Caller ID Log 1. Press 2. Scroll to the entry you wish to dial. Press the # key repeatedly to change the dialing format (1 + area code + number, area code + number, number only, etc.). 3.
  • Page 45: Ringer Volume

    Ringer Volume 1. Press the key. SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to and select RINGER VOLUME display. 3. Press the scroll keys or enter a digit (0 through 6) to the desired ringer volume. The current ring tone plays and the volume bar increases or decreases each time you adjust the setting.
  • Page 46: Key Tone

    Key Tone 1. Press the SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to and select 3. Select 4. Press the SEL/MENU key. KEY TONE using the scroll keys. key to save the setting.
  • Page 47: Display Language

    Display Language 1. Press the key. SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to and select LANGUAGE 3. Scroll to and select ENGLISH 4. Press to save the setting. SEL/MENU NOTE: If you accidentally change your language, follow these steps: 1. Press twice to ensure you are at the standby screen. OFF/CANCEL 2.
  • Page 48: Dialing Method

    Dialing Method 1. Press the SEL/MENU 2. Scroll to and select 3. Scroll to TONE 4. Press SEL/MENU : When the phone is set for pulse dialing, you may switch to temporary tone NOTE dialing during a call by pressing After you hang up, the phone will return to pulse dialing for the next call.
  • Page 49: Using The Answering System

    Using the Answering System Your telephone’s integrated answering system uses audible prompts that give you access to the system features and help you set up the device. • Press the button to access system features (e.g., set base ringer, set MENU security code).
  • Page 50: Turning The Answering System On Or Off

    Before setting the features for your new answering system, make sure it is turned on. Turning the Answering System On or Off Press the (POWER) • The system announces, • The system announces, NOTE: If leave your answering system turned off, after 10 rings the system prompts the caller to “Please enter your security code.”...
  • Page 51: Answering System Feature Overview

    Answering System Feature Overview You can set up one feature at a time, or you can set up the first feature, and then move on to set up the features in sequence. (See the Feature Summary on the following page for a listing of all menu items.) NOTE: You can exit any feature by pressing any mailbox button.
  • Page 52: Menu Features Summary

    Menu Features Summary SYSTEM ANNOUNCES “Record outgoing message” “Set security code” “Set audible message alert” *Off “Set announce only” *Off “Set base ringer” “Set number of rings” Toll saver *Indicates default setting DESCRIPTIONS/DIRECTIONS Record a message that callers will hear when your answering system is turned on.
  • Page 53: Outgoing Messages And Announcements Overview

    Outgoing Messages and Announcements Overview You can record both an outgoing message and an announce-only message. • Use the normal greeting when you want the system to record messages from callers. • Use an announce-only greeting when you want to give information to callers, but you do not wish to accept messages.
  • Page 54: Recording Your Greeting

    Recording Your Greeting 1. With the system set to the desired answer mode (normal or announce-only) repeatedly press 2. Press . After you hear "Now recording" followed by a beep, speak toward the MEMO base to record an announcement up to 90 seconds long. If you assign different mailboxes to different people, be sure to tell callers in your announcement to press 1, 2, or 3 to leave their message in the appropriate mailbox.
  • Page 55: Review Your Announcement

    Review Your Announcement When you have new messages or memos, the light for each mailbox MAILBOX (1, 2, 3) with new messages will flash. 1. Repeatedly press until the system announces, MENU "Record outgoing message." 2. Press any button. The system plays the current greeting. MAILBOX (1, 2, 3) Delete Your Announcement Press...
  • Page 56: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock NOTE: A flashing day and time at the base unit. Press TIME followed by "To set day and time, press TIME/SET." 2. Press the TIME 3. Press the CHANGE 4. Press the TIME 5. Press the CHANGE NOTE: Be sure to select the correct time of day (e.g., 3 AM or 3 PM).
  • Page 57: About Mailboxes

    About Mailboxes The answering machine has three voice mailboxes. Callers using a touch-tone phone can select the mailbox in which their messages will be recorded by pressing 1, 2, or 3 while the system plays the outgoing announcement. Otherwise, messages will be recorded in mailbox 1.
  • Page 58 2. Press REPEAT/SLOW twice in the first two seconds of a message, the system will replay REPEAT/SLOW the previous message. 3. Press SKIP/SPEED 4. Press and hold or slow down playback of a message. After playing the last message in a mailbox, the system announces the system has less than five minutes of recording time left, it announces the remaining time.
  • Page 59: Adjust Playback Volume

    Adjust Playback Volume Press VOL 5 or VOL 6 to adjust playback volume to a comfortable level. The system beeps three times when you reach the highest or lowest volume setting. If volume is set to level 1, you cannot hear incoming messages. Delete a Specific Message NOTE: Deleted messages cannot be recovered.
  • Page 60: Recording A Memo

    Recording a Memo You can record a memo up to four minutes long to store as an incoming message. 1. Press and release 2. Press the mailbox button to select a mailbox in which to store the memo. After the system announces message window displays the length of your memo, up to 99 seconds.
  • Page 61: Message Window Display

    Message Window Display WINDOW DISPLAYS 0-99 Counting 1 to 99 99 (flashing) 1-8 (steady for one second) 40-99 On or Of (steady for one second) normal display (flashing) TO INDICATE: No messages in any mailbox Memory is full or the total number of messages is Duration of announcement or memo recording (maximum length of announcement is 90 seconds) New message number during message playback...
  • Page 62: Remote Access

    Remote Access You can use many features of the answering system remotely from a touch-tone phone. 1. Dial your telephone number. 2. When the system answers, enter your remote access code (preset to 50). The system beeps once and announces the number of new messages on the system. 3.
  • Page 63: Remote Access Commands

    REMOTE ACCESS COMMANDS FUNCTION COMMAND Play messages in a mailbox Press #, then the desired mailbox number (1, 2, 3). The system plays new messages. If there are no new messages, the system plays old messages. Repeat a message Press #4 while message is playing; press #4 twice to replay previous message.
  • Page 64 NOTE: If no key is pressed within 10 seconds of entering remote access, the voice menu will be announced. After the voice menu announcement, if no key is pressed within 20 seconds, the remote access call will automatically end.
  • Page 65: Special Features

    Special Features If you have at least two handsets registered to your base unit, you can use the intercom and call transferring features. Each handset is named . The X HANDSETX represents the order (1, 2, 3, 4) in which the handset was registered to the base unit. (See the user guide for the expansion handset for more information.) Intercom Calls When not on a call,...
  • Page 66: Call Transfer

    Call Transfer During an outside call, you can transfer the call from one handset to another. 1. Press the key on the handset with the outside call. displayed. 2. Enter the number of the handset to which you wish to forward the call. appears on the screen.
  • Page 67: Conference Call

    Conference Call Use the conference feature to enable two or more handsets to participate in the same outside call. 1. While the first handset is on an outside call, the second handset can press ON/FLASH A timer (e.g., CONF. 00:01:25 length of the call.
  • Page 68: In Case Of Difficulty

    In Case of Difficulty The suggestions below should solve most problems you might encounter while using your phone. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, visit us on the web at The phone doesn't work at all •...
  • Page 69 You get noise, static, or a weak signal when you're away from the base unit • You may be out of range. Either move closer to the base unit, or relocate it. • The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the base unit to another position.
  • Page 70 You hear other calls while using your phone • Disconnect your base unit from the telephone jack, and plug in a different telephone. If you still hear other calls, contact your local telephone company. Common Troubleshooting Steps for Your Cordless Phone If the handset or base unit does not seem to be responding normally, then try putting the handset in its base.
  • Page 71: Warranty

    This limited warranty is a consumer's exclusive remedy, and applies as follows to new Motorola Products, Accessories, and Software purchased by consumers in the United States or Canada, which are accompanied by this written warranty: Products and Accessories as defined above, unless otherwise provided for below.
  • Page 72 Accessories for commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of Motorola, are excluded from coverage. Use of Non-Motorola Products and Accessories. Defects or damage that result from the use of Non-Motorola branded or certified Products, Accessories, Software or other peripheral equipment are excluded from coverage.
  • Page 73 This warranty extends to the first end-user purchaser, only. What will Motorola Do? Motorola, at its option, will at no charge repair, replace or refund the purchase price of any Products, Accessories or Software that does not conform to this warranty. We may use functionally equivalent reconditioned/refurbished/pre-owned or new Products, Accessories or parts.
  • Page 74 For accessories and software, please call the telephone number designated above for the product with which they are used. You will receive instructions on how to ship the Products, Accessories, or Software, at your expense, to a Motorola Authorized Repair Center. To obtain service, you must include: (a) a copy of your receipt, bill of sale or other comparable proof of purchase;...
  • Page 75: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications FREQUENCY CONTROL Crystal Controlled PLL synthesizer TRANSMIT FREQUENCY Base: 5744.736 - 5825.952 MHz Handset: 2401.056 - 2482.272 MHz RECEIVE FREQUENCY Base: 2401.056 - 2482.272 MHz Handset: 5744.736 - 5825.952 MHz CHANNELS 95 channels NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC. Actual operating range may vary according to environmental conditions at the time of use.
  • Page 76 E51 Series Digital Cordless Phone 5.8 GHz Expandable Model Family: MD7161 525918-001 01/06...