Motorola Jedi series batteries were only retained at the top and bottom by plastic tabs. Hundreds of batteries were broken here due to simple drops from waist or desk high. And the cheapest HT1000 was about $1,000. I'm not giving Uniden a pass here, but it's not unheard of.i've had many radios over the years on the railroad, I have dropped them and kicked them... changed the battery 1000's of times and never broke the clip that holds the battery on. I guess making them out of plastic instead of 10 cents worth of spring steel was a great plan
Is the radio under warranty? If so maybe that's why they may refuse it....On this trip the broken battery compartment clip has become an irritable issue. When we rent a car and I take the SDS100 with me I have to take it without the hard leather case that I bought for it. I have elastic hair tie bands holding it firm but when I push it into the case the bands push up and the casing comes loose and the battery loses it's connection and the scanner powers off. The elastic ties will not stay on because the hard leather case is a very snug fit. Having to be very careful not to drop the radio. Hopefully, Uniden will sell me the clip now. They refused me when I requested it before.
My 1-yr warranty ends next week on 08/01...Is the radio under warranty? If so maybe that's why they may refuse it....
13 Msgs in 17 yrs? You need to get out more...You're thinkin outside the box but I like it.... I was good at taking out foam on my cover....I have the same problem with the broken latch and called Uniden, but parts dept was not familiar with the item I described and would have to check and email back. Now, being stuck without a way to hold the battery cover closed, began to experiment and tried these alternates: The wire from a small binder clip can be shaped to fit. Remove the radio rod that held the original clip in place and the binder clip will fit the holes. Also, I took the broken latch and glued the pieces together since the break was clean. Then took two 1cm pieces of a large paper clip, heated them to red and placed them on the back of the latch (perpendicular) so that they melt just past the surface, spaced approx 3 or 4mm apart, filled the open space with JB Weld and filed it smooth when hardened. Not sure how these will hold up, but just a suggestion to get going until a replacement part can be obtained.
I've been using Clip #3 with a new battery cover and it is 75% better. I took original cover and pulled bottom foam piece out since it's out of warranty. It's even better with less pressure. I shook it to see if it would lose power and it's fine. Glue is good as it didn't come out 100% but I doubt the little bit remaining is even touching
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