Quick Start Guide
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Setting the date and time
Set the date and time so that the correct date and time can be assigned to
incoming calls, and so that the alarm can be used.
Press the key below
display screen to open the input
The Date/Time submenu is shown
on the display. The active input
Enter day, month and year as an
8-digit number via the keypad (e.g.,
Q for 04/05/2010).
Press the right or left control key to change the input
position and correct an entry.
Press down on the
control key to switch
to the time input
Enter the hours and minutes as four
digit numbers via the keypad (e.g.,
5 for 07:15 am).
Change the input position with the
control key if necessary.
Press the key below
display screen to confirm your entry.
Gigaset SL400A base
Base cover stand
Power adapter for the base
Power adapter for the charger
Gigaset SL400H handset
plus this quick start guide
Message indication key
on handset will flash to indicate one or all
of the following events:
Missed calls (if caller ID is enabled for your line numbers will be shown)
New messages on the answering machine
New Text messages (SMS) received
Activating/Deactivating the answering machine
Select On or Off to activate/deacti-
vate the answering machine. If the
answering machine is activated,
the answering machine icon
will be displayed in the header.
To retrieve your messages, just
press the flashing
The dial tone will only be heard when pressing the
onds. A short press will open the redial list.
You can also use the
Connecting the base station
Connect the power adapter
to the base and place the
cables in the cable recesses.
Please ensure the power lead is fully
The power adapter must always be
connected, as the phone will not
operate without a mains connection.
Only use the power adapter and
phone cord supplied. Pin connections on telephone cables can vary.
Connecting the charging cradle
Your handset should already be registered by default, if your handset is
flashing the text "No Base" then it can be that:
Your base station is not switched on, please check if the power supply is
There is too much distance between the handset and the base.
Your handset has not been pre-registered in the factory.
In the case that the handset has not been pre-registered, or you want to
register an additional handset to your base station, use the manual reg-
istration procedure below.
Activation (μ= on)
Manual registering the Gigaset SL400H to the Gigaset
SL400A base station
On the handset:
A message in the display indicates that the handset searches for a base
key on your
which is ready for registration.
On the base station:
When you see this message, press and
for approx. 3 seconds.
This needs to be done within 60 seconds of
starting the registration process.
~ If required, enter the system PIN for
the base and press
call button for 2 sec-
Default PIN = 0000
You can register up to six handsets to your base. You can also register other
Gigaset handsets and handsets from other devices with GAP functionality.
First insert the battery with the
contact surface facing down a.
Then press the battery down-
wards b until it clicks into place.
Place the cover in the notches on the back
of the base and click into place.
Connect the power adapter 3.
Then connect the phone jack 4.
Initial charging and discharging of the battery
The correct charge status can only be displayed if the battery is first fully
charged and discharged.
Connect the flat plug from the power
Then remove the handset from the charger, make and receive phone
Plug the power adapter into the plug
calls, setup the phone etc. and do not put it on the charger until the bat-
tery is fully discharged.
Frequently asked questions
Q: There is no dial tone.
A: Press call button for 2 seconds (long press) to obtain dial tone. A short press
opens the redial list.
Q: The line is crackling / not clear.
A: Have you used the new line cable provided? Please do not use an old cable.
Q: The display is not clear / seems to be broken.
A: The display is protected by a plastic film, please make sure you have removed
the protective film.
Q: The handset is not registered.
A: If your handset is not registered, please follow the "Registration handset" pro-
cedure (Described on this page).
Q: The caller ID is not working.
A: Have you subscribed to this service (CLIP) from your provider?
Q: Message indicator flashing and I cannot retrieve my message.
A: Message indicator will flash to indicate missed call as well as new message or
text message (Described on this page).
Please check the following:
u Have you used the phone cord supplied
u Have you fully inserted the power cable into the base station
u Have you inserted battery correctly
u Have you charged the battery for 3 hours
u Have you set up Date/Time
If you have problems setting up or operating this product please call
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Preparing the handset
Align the protrusions on the
side of the battery cover with
the notches on the inside of the
Then press the cover until it
clicks into place.
Place the handset in the charger for
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