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Old 12-07-2017, 12:27 AM
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This is what I got back from them on Monday after a repair. I sent it in for RTC and they did the display although I never noticed since I run it at lowest setting or off.
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Old 12-07-2017, 5:37 AM
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I've been procrastinating for a year in sending mine for repair, I used mine for CHP and bought a second one for replacement while I wait for repair, but I installed the second with local PD and have been running both in parallel in my car ever since. Was relying on it tonight to hunt for a felony suspect with local PD. Trying not to buy a 3rd one...
But this one that I need to send for repair has the RTC bug and the LCD looks horrible when the scanner is very cold, the contrast gets all screwed up! So the LCD with backlight plus RTC repair.
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Old 12-07-2017, 5:51 AM
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Originally Posted by hiegtx View Post
There is not a specified "recall list" of serial numbers.

As Budd notes, if you do not have the dimming of the display, and do not have to be resetting the time/date frequently, then your scanner does not have the issues that prompted the repair campaign.

Your serial # indicates that your scanner was manufactured in 2016. During 2016, Uniden identified what components were causing these issues, and started the repair program. They also switched units being manufactured to the updated components, and those scanners should not develop the same issues.
can someone remind me which # in the serial denotes the year made? i bought mine used off an OP (like new) and he assured me it had neither issue. have had mine a long time and he was right, it does NOT have either issue. he had two, i wish i would have purchased them both. i love my 436. best scanner i have ever owned, going back into the 1970s. i own and use ALL scanners i write about in the forums.
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Old 12-07-2017, 9:44 AM
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Uniden scanner internal GPS installations--making mobile scanning work the way it always should have.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:45 PM
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I have a Home Patrol II scanner. I am having the EXACT same problem as this recall. Anyone else with a Home Patrol II have this issue? Since they're similar hardware, it's not to unreasonable to think these were affected as well.
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