Orchid Dialer and Changing Your Clocks

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
Yes its that time of year again when you spend half an hour changing all the clocks in the house and as its Spring, you spring forward icon7.gif

Those very nice people at Orchid have sent me the following instructions on what to do...

Manual Method:
To reset your diallers clock, enter the following code.
Lift the handset and dial the following
**#0000* (hhmmdowddmmyy) *2 Day Of Week is Monday = 1 through Sunday =7
so for today at 15:30 the string would be:

**#0000* 15303220306 *2 then hangup.

"Force Home" the dialler:
Lift Handset & dial ***12#4567890*3
Replace handset

If when putting these codes in you get a BT annoucement saying
"The number you have dialled has not been recognised, please hang up and try
just ignore it and carry on dialling, then hang up, lift up and press
listen for the digits to dial then hang up.

If the dialler doesn't update reset the number to the local server number:
Lift Handset & dial
**# 0000 * 01536272200 * 1
Replace handset
Then dial the "force home" code again.

It is only customers that have Time/Day routing that need to do this, if you
are using the same carrier for calls throughout the week you will not need
to update the clock as the dialler will use the same carrier at all times of
day anyway.



  • edited 26 October 2011 at 4:06PM
    HeinzHeinz Forumite
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    edited 26 October 2011 at 4:06PM
    To take account of the change to/from British Summer Time, the clocks in Orchid V4, V4Plus and Ranger 400 LCRs have to be corrected on the last Sunday in March and October each year.

    This can no longer be done using the 'Force Home' procedure because the server is no longer operational (i.e. ignore posts #3 and #4 below). Hence, the below manual method must§ now be used:

    To manually reset the clock in a V4, V4Plus or Ranger 400, lift the handset (press the handset button on a Ranger DECT handset) and 'dial' the following:

    ** # 0 0 0 0 * hh mm DOW dd mm yy *2

    N.B. The DOW (Day Of Week) entry is a single digit:
    Monday = 1
    Tuesday = 2
    Wednesday = 3
    Thursday = 4
    Friday = 5
    Saturday = 6
    Sunday = 7
    So, for example, 1.30pm (13:30) on Sunday 30 October 2011 would be entered as:

    ** # 0 0 0 0 * 1 3 3 0 7 3 0 1 0 1 1 *2 (then hang up).

    N.B. When following the above manual procedure, users will probably hear an announcement like, "Please hang up and try again" but that does not mean updating has failed. Ignore the announcement and hang up after you have finished keying the sequence (or just hang up if you have already finished when you hear it).

    § Those using Kevin Lawry's spreadsheet for programming can, of course, just click cell D33 (or D34) to update their dialler's time/day/date setting - but it will probably be quicker to just use the above manual procedure.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • I thought a simple call to force home would also update the timer .***12#4567890*3
    thats all I did last time and as far as I can see it worked .
  • David_MeeDavid_Mee Forumite
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    And don't forget - if you have Ranger cordless phones from Orchid the dial-home number is


    (8 zero's)
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