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HT1000 Power cycles when volume knob is turned

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KC9VZV

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Hi all,
I wanted to see if anyone had any insight into what I could do to fix this problem my HT1000 has been having, or how much to expect to pay someone (preferably a Motorola dealer) to fix the radio.
Problem: Once the radio is on, if I turn the volume knob to increase/decrease the audio volume, about half the time it will turn off and then back on again without my "permission". To add to this, sometimes the radio won't even turn on without me having to play with the volume knob for a while. I contacted the guy who sold the radio to me, and he said that it is probably a problem with the circuit board and that I would need to contact Motorola to get it fixed. I just wanted to see if anyone else had any ideas so that I don't have to pay for and wait for Motorola to fix the radio. If not, any idea what I should expect to pay Motorola to fix it?

Thanks guys!
 

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Sounds like the volume on/off pot on the control flex is going bad.

You will need a new control flex, part number NTN7087.

This control flex has the volume pot, channel rotary switch, mic,
and speaker all attached as a single entire assembly.
 

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Sounds like the volume on/off pot on the control flex is going bad.

You will need a new control flex, part number NTN7087.

This control flex has the volume pot, channel rotary switch, mic,
and speaker all attached as a single entire assembly.
Okay. I think I got that, but I don't know anything about "the technical stuff" so I'm not sure. My real question, though is how much would getting a new control flex cost? How much would it cost to have it installed by a dealer or someone that knows what they are doing? :D
Thanks!
 

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In all honesty, though, if you are willing to spend that kind of money, you're really better off just going on eBay or something and buying another HT1000, it will probably end up being cheaper than just the part.

Last year at a hamfest I got a freshly recased DN (narrowband capable) HT1000 with two batteries, two speaker mics, and a charger for $80.
 
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In all honesty, though, if you are willing to spend that kind of money, you're really better off just going on eBay or something and buying another HT1000, it will probably end up being cheaper than just the part.

Last year at a hamfest I got a freshly recased DN (narrowband capable) HT1000 with two batteries, two speaker mics, and a charger for $80.
Wow! What a deal! I think I am going to call my local dealer and if it is that kind of money, then I will probably just have to put up with it for the time being. I don't want to spend that much currently.

Thank you so much for the help!
 

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I am sure there are radio shops that have dead Jedi radios around [any band will do] that have these flex assemblies & would sell them for $10. I have 2, but am saving them for spares should I need them in the future. On Batlabs there is a working MTX8000 for sale in working condition for $35 which has the flex assy you need. GARY N4KVE
 

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I am sure there are radio shops that have dead Jedi radios around [any band will do] that have these flex assemblies & would sell them for $10. I have 2, but am saving them for spares should I need them in the future. On Batlabs there is a working MTX8000 for sale in working condition for $35 which has the flex assy you need. GARY N4KVE
Gary-

Good idea, thanks! If I am understanding you correctly, the only problem is that I would want to have someone also do any work that doesn't involve just pushing buttons :) because I am pretty confident that I will break something or something like that. If I am not understanding something correctly, then please let me know. Thanks again!
 
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