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Dropped Minitor won't stop vibrating

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WuLabsWuTecH

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Long story short: Someone dropped a minitor V about 3 stories. Now when it's turned on, all it does is vibrate constantly. It doesn't matter what mode it is in, when you turn it on, it just vibrates.

Some radio shop told them it would take about $75 for them to take a look at it and reprogram it, but this sounds odd to me. Why would a PHYSICAL actions (dropped from 3 stories) be fixed by a software solution? Anyways, he's just trying to get rid of the damn thing to someone who knows what they are doing and might be able to fix it up, and if it's just the codeplug that needs to be resent to it, even I can do that. But I'm extremely doubtful a software solution can fix something that started because of a physical problem.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Searching the forums, I only found one mention of a continuously vibrating minitor and it actually was a programming error.
 

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Long story short: Someone dropped a minitor V about 3 stories. Now when it's turned on, all it does is vibrate constantly. It doesn't matter what mode it is in, when you turn it on, it just vibrates.

Some radio shop told them it would take about $75 for them to take a look at it and reprogram it, but this sounds odd to me. Why would a PHYSICAL actions (dropped from 3 stories) be fixed by a software solution? Anyways, he's just trying to get rid of the damn thing to someone who knows what they are doing and might be able to fix it up, and if it's just the codeplug that needs to be resent to it, even I can do that. But I'm extremely doubtful a software solution can fix something that started because of a physical problem.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Searching the forums, I only found one mention of a continuously vibrating minitor and it actually was a programming error.
I'm strongly inclined to accept and agree with your suspicion that a software change will not fix a pager that has fallen 3 stories.

FWIW, flat rate depot repair by Motorola is around $78. I opted not to buy extended warranties on pagers because of this. Since most of our inventory won't need repair for at least 4 years, if ever, it made good sense to skip extended warranty and just flat rate fix the few that develop problems. So far, the only ones we've sent in were either dropped or went swimming.

If the shop wants $75 and gives you a mumbo jumbo reason, they're probably just going to send it for flat rate repair and then tell you they reprogrammed it.

Edit to add: BTW, there is no field repair of Minitor V's. They all go to depot. At least that is how it is supposed to be.
 

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i had kind of the same issue with my Min 5 but i went to put it on the charger and all it would do is have open squelch no matter what channel i was on turned it in for another and i believe it was a loose connection
 

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If its physical damage your dealer can request a swap for @ $150-180 a pager. They transfer you serial numbers onto the new unit ( usually a refurbed unit). Flate rate is $78-$100 depending on dealer.
Dropped 3 stories and vibes non stop sounds like the board got hit good. It happens.
I have a guy who is on his 4th pager that his K9 at work has chewed up ,physical damage.
 
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