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Old 04-18-2006, 3:46 PM
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Default Repair LED light on BC895XLT

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After unpacking my BC895XLT from a move to a different apartment across the parking lot, the backlight on the scanner is not working. I have not been able to make it light up so I don't know what the problem is. Does anyone know how to fix this and what parts I need? I don't want to send it to Uniden if I can help it. Thanks!

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Old 04-19-2006, 3:23 AM
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Hopefully nothing's wrong. When moving it, have you maybe accidentally held the DIM/ATT button in for a few seconds causing the display to turn off the backlight?

..running and ducking if this was too obvious...
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Old 04-19-2006, 4:55 AM
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Hello all...

After unpacking my BC895XLT from a move to a different apartment across the parking lot, the backlight on the scanner is not working. I have not been able to make it light up so I don't know what the problem is. Does anyone know how to fix this and what parts I need? I don't want to send it to Uniden if I can help it. Thanks!

Brandon
you could try resetting the radio before taking it apart.

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Old 04-19-2006, 6:17 AM
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Default My 895 did the same thing

Brandon,
My 895 did the same thing.
I don't think I had tried a reset on mine, but I'll give that a shot.
What I did find way that the lamps themselves are 272-1092 microlamps.
Let us know if the reset works for you.... Tom/G
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Old 04-20-2006, 6:44 PM
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tried the reset with Man 2, 9, before turning back on and the scanner reset but the light is still off. I had already checked the dimmer switch with does dim my green chan LED but doesn't do anything to the orange LCD display. I guess it needs to be replaced and it's very hard to see the display right now with no backlight. Thanks for the suggestions but so far no success...

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Old 04-20-2006, 6:55 PM
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The display backlight consists of four incandescent lamps with orange
sleeves on the bulbs. Uniden sells the lamps with sleeves for $1.35 each,
part # BPZY0036001. To order parts call Uniden at 1-800-554-3988.

The Radio Shack 272-1092 will fit but they are 12 volt lamps and the originals are 8 volts. The display will be dim at best with the Radio Shack lamps.
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Old 04-20-2006, 8:35 PM
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Just a thought...

As an alternative to the lamps, you might consider using ultra-bright 3.4v LED's with a 330 Ohm dropping resistor. They'll last a lot longer than lamps.
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