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Problem with a SDS100

rbrtklamp2

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I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with their SDS scanners it looks like a few LEDs may be dead behind the keypad I was just wondering if that falls under the Uniden warranty on these radios also the VHF and UHF performance is dismal. I was just wondering if this warrants a trip to back to Uniden for repairs.

Thanks,
Bob

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waynegentry

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SDS

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with their SDS scanners it looks like a few LEDs may be dead behind the keypad I was just wondering if that falls under the Uniden warranty on these radios also the VHF and UHF performance is dismal. I was just wondering if this warrants a trip to back to Uniden for repairs.

Thanks,
Bob

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MY buddy sent his back for poor vhf and uhf. they replaced q1 q 2 and it works good now vhf and uhf 700 and 800 is great. light on keypad is the same on mine. you can call me at 937-559-9168. name is wayne sending mine back next monday
 

rbrtklamp2

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Thanks Wanyne, I may give you a call. Did you call them or do you have a email contact for the repair dept I have two that are horrible on VHF and UHF and would like to get them fixed. Both of mine are from the first batch sent out to customers. I can live with out for a while as along as they come back in working order. Please let me know who to contact at Uniden to get them fixed I would love to have them home out early next week as well so I cam get them back hopefully for Halloween and the holiday season. Also what the best time to give you a ring if you want to discuss it ?

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Bob

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Nasby

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Please share what you find out with Uniden and the warrant repair.
Many of us have first run models with poor VHF reception.
Thanks!!
 

W2GLD

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Subscribed as well; what was the reception issues with VHF/UHF; I have a first run unit as well that's basically useless for VHF/UHF; the bleed over and phantom frequencies and images make it useless.
 

srpawski

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What’s your serial number? Mine is 603 or 604. Not having keypad light issues or vhf issues since my yet rather archaic area still has most of its frequencies around the 144 band.
 

DSC45

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I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with their SDS scanners it looks like a few LEDs may be dead behind the keypad I was just wondering if that falls under the Uniden warranty on these radios also the VHF and UHF performance is dismal. I was just wondering if this warrants a trip to back to Uniden for repairs.

Thanks,
Bob

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Have you gone into Settings>Display options> Backlight settings> Keyboard Enable.??
 

rbrtklamp2

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Yes its just very dim, I am very familiar with how to operate my radio. The problems I am seeing have to be a manufacturer defect. That's the only way I can explain it at this point.

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Hit_Factor

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Yes its just very dim, I am very familiar with how to operate my radio. The problems I am seeing have to be a manufacturer defect. That's the only way I can explain it at this point.

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I think it's a design defect, both of my radios are the same. Subtle difference, I know.
 

werinshades

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It would fall under warranty. If you would like, you should send it in for repair.
I think this sums things up for this thread. If it's defective, it will be replaced. If the light is dimming, it will be fixed. If you damaged anything as a result of an attempted modification...well, that's between you and Uniden. We really can't so much here except shake our heads and say "yep, not my problem". It's possible their are bad units..just like bad cars, TV's etc. Report back as to what was fixed and how the scanner is performing post-repair.
 
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