• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

996 Failure-help

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May 26, 2003
Elk Grove, California
Yesterday my new 996 stopped functioning. No trauma was inflicted on the scanner (before or after), this just started spontaneously. It worked flawlessly prior to this failure.

The scanner was unplugged and moved to another outlet in my room, then turned on. The two opening screens (996 info and copyright, etc) came up, but then nothing-it stays on the copyright screen only--no audio, no other screen activity, no response to any of the buttons. I tried reprogramming it with the computer, but the scnner will not communicate with the computer. Is there a way to do a reset, or any other suggestions? Is it just time to pack it up and send it back to Uniden?

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