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Defective Cobra 29? Radio Randomly Goes Silent

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TXWELD92

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Hey guys - so I'm trying to get this radio setup. The whole time I've had it, its done this strange thing off and on where it seemingly goes halfway to sleep, whatever you're listening to goes completely quiet and the radio stops listening to commands, adjusting the controls has no effect on anything, keying the mic wont move the SWR meter, etc.

Sometimes this only lasts for a minute or two, other times, 20+ minutes. Am I doing something wrong here, or is this thing just plan and simple defective?
 

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Do the lights go dim or off. It appears to be a power problem some where. Are you powering from a 12 volt battery or from a power supply?
No, the lights stay on, completely normal... I've wiggled the power cord around, unplugged it and plugged it in again, no difference. Im powering it on the 12v in my truck thats never had any issues
 

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UPDATE - I went out to my truck after letting the radio sit for a while, sure enough nothing happens. I even tried it with a second antenna, and again, no difference, just super faint static.

I think its pooched.
 

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I had the same problem with my 29,that and the Meter stuck.
They have bad solders inside,are ya any good at soldering?
Toss it and Get yourself a President Lincoln or another new radio.

Do you have a K40 or Wilson 1000?if not,try one of these...best two antennas for the $
 
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