Bearcat 210 display issue

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markandjere

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I have a working 210 but it has a display problem , the frequency I enter does not always show on the display . It usually shows a random "frequency" display. the scanner does still recieve fine just the display is srewed up. Is there a fix for this ? Anyone else ever see this problem?
 

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My first guess would be bad solder joints somewhere on the board or where the display wiring meets the board. The 2nd guess would be one or more questionable electrolytic capacitors/power supply issues.

I had one of these MANY years ago and there was a chip that when into thermal runaway in the unit and it was like the squelch would just overcome the entire signal and I finally just dumped the unit. I was able to isolate the chip with freeze spray, but it was many, many years ago and I think trying to locate the chip was not worth the time and effort.

But I will say my 210 got a lot of use while it was working, this was my first programmable scanner as I recall.
 
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