BCD436HP: Airband Scanning Issues

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drsn0w

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Hello RadioReference!

I just tried to program in an airband favorites list using Sentinel. I wrote the list to the scanner and restarted it holding down my assigned startup key. However, when it turns on, it simply gives me 2 low beeps and the screen displays SCAN MODE, while obviously not scanning the airband frequencies. I can confirm that my other 3 favorites lists with startup keys work just fine, and scan my local county sheriff/fire departments. What am I doing wrong here?

Thank you!

drsn0w

EDIT: I suppose it's important to note that I have a completely busted LCD, so if the scanner is saying something immediately upon starting I'm not able to see it. I can only "see the screen" using ARC536PRO's Virtual Control feature after it's fully started.
 

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Beeps on startup indicates a card error. Time for a new SD card.
 

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Also clear all startup keys. Misconfiguring them can also cause problems.
 

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Are you still getting the beeps on startup? Or were they associated with the "Nothing To Scan" error after the scanner booted?
 

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Are you still getting the beeps on startup? Or were they associated with the "Nothing To Scan" error after the scanner booted?
I believe they were associated with "Nothing to scan". I hope, it's a brand new SD card :D

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The timing of the beeps is critical. If they happen immediately on startup, you have a hardware problem, most likely a card error. If they happen after bootup, then it's a programming error like "nothing to scan" which is much easier to fix.
 
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