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Anyone know how I can test a Dictaphone C-Phone?

Posted By: slapping pooperectomy on 2007-06-02
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I bought one used on e-Bay...it appears to work...I get a dial tone, but I can't use or program pedal functions until I'm connected. Any ideas? Thanks.


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