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BC996T backlight replacement?

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Is it possible to replace the backlight on a 996? I have one that the light is getting a little dim even on the highest setting. Great scanner, would not give it up.
 
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You can send it in to Uniden. Or you can replace the LEDs yourself if you're skilled with SMD soldering techniques. But that's a pretty advanced repair skill.
 

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I would send it to Uniden. I had an old BCD396T that had a couple issues. The fixed what I needed, did a complete bench test, fine tune, and replaced the keyboard, control knob, programming jack, and a few other things that were wore out all for the one price. It was like getting a factory refurbish. It came back in 2 weeks later like a brand new scanner.
 
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