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Old 07-14-2014, 8:14 PM
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Exclamation Power went out during Firmware update!

Power went out during firmware update on BCD396XT and now the scanner will not turn on. Tried holding down the buttons when powering on and it did not do anything. Please help. Thanks
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It doesn't have a backlit blank screen?
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:42 PM
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No, the scanner does not do anything.
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Old 07-15-2014, 1:56 PM
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That is unusual. There is no way to completely brick the scanner during a firmware update...the worst that can happen is that the firmware can be partially written, which would result in your having to redo the update from Step 1 (including following the steps to press certain keys while powering it on). Have you tried to do so?
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It should be Error Type 5 from this page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index...n_DMA_Scanners)
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the link you provided went to an error page. I have tried 2,9 and power button and I have tried 2,9,hold and power button. Tried for different amounts of time but still nothing.
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It should be Error Type 5 from this page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index...n_DMA_Scanners)

That link goes nowhere. Says : There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, or search the related logs.
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That link goes nowhere. Says : There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, or search the related logs.
I think the main page link should be
Firmware Upgrade (Uniden DMA Scanners) - The RadioReference Wiki
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Old 07-15-2014, 2:40 PM
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Perfect. Got the screen to light up again like it says in the instructions but still confused on what my next step is. I appreciate everyones help.
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I got it up and running again. Thanks again everyone. I really appreciate it.
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It should be Error Type 5 from this page: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index...n_DMA_Scanners)
Unfortunately there's a bug in the forum software that drops that last right paren when it's quoted in a link. Replacing the missing parenthesis corrects the error

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Press L/O and 6 and turn the radio on and then start your update again!
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