Originally Posted by yaesumofo
IMHO there is absolutely ZERO need to have any dust on the screen, under the lens, or anywhere INSIDE this radio.
Despite that MINE which is relatively new (aren't they all at this point) is full of DUST and looks like hell.
This does upset me.
Most amateur gear is built to some sort of standard which keeps stuff like splashes of water and dust out of radios and phones.
BUT not Uniden scanners.
This is a major CUT CORNER, just like the plastic belt clip button.
Anyway the radio works great. the screen is looking worse and worse.
Sooo what are the options. After opening the radio to blow the dust out then what? Wouldn't that void my warranty?
Uniden could offer a case. That might help a bit.
they could design the case so there is some form of dust ingress protection. They have no problem using EPOXY... why not slather some around the display assemble sealing the whole component from the elements.
So what are my options?
The image is SIDE LIT this actually enhances how the dust is lit under certain lighting conditions. Taken in a car. This image looks WORSE than the actual problem 95% of the time. I have no doubt that anybody who uses this scanner OUTSIDE a lot or in dusty environments will suffer the same Problem.
It does NOT look like this all the time. It the radio is used in the sun this kind of dust "glare" can certainly impact he ability to read the screen.
There is a screen protector on the screen the dust uoi see is UNDER the plastic window, in fact there are several surfaces which are visible under the window with dust on them.
The radio has not spent its life out doors. it lives at home or in a car. Neither one is particularly a dusty space. this is just "normal use dust.
I like to know what Uniden thinks of this issue. Which WILL effect every end user who does not live in a clean room.
My BC 396XT is doing the Same thing.! It's do to static on your Lens of your BCD436 it can get real statically when you remove the shipping protector that protects the lens) It's Like Cheese to Mouse one way you might combat it) If you got the case open or if you have to open it again Take a Soft cloth Damped with A plastic Glass cleaner Like what you'd use to clean your Eye glasses)
You'll want to apply it on the inside and the outer side of the Plastic on the scanner it should help keep the Dust and the Lint from attracting to it you might still get some on it, but not as bad,
As I mentioned my 396Xt is doing the same thing I put a Product called PRO-TeK
on the outside of my 396 you can find this product at your Favorite eye Glass shop or look for a Eye Care practitioner that might sell the product, Protek is Distributed by NELCO, INC out of Fargo ND
Additional Info.. When i clean my Scanners Lenses, My Phone's glass panel and my Eye Glasses I use a Rags designed for the Task, I look for rags made by Hoya or Companies that makes and sells Eye Care products, the Reason for using these rags they help reduce static and are Very Soft in there Nature I keep on hand Quite a few you can Launder these Rags but it's a idea to hold off using any Softner in you wash or Dryer..
Hope this Helps.. Bear