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HT1550 won't transmit

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Earlier on a med call today I went to key my radio up and it made a crackling noise and the screen flashed and the radio went dead. Turned the knob off and back on and it did it again. After about 5 tries I finally got it to transmit. This is my radio that I rely on in fires and on calls. Does anyone here know what the problem is?


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Do you recall when the battery was issued or purchased, time wise, year, months, or longer for example. Have you tried another battery? You can use a xts battery to test it out, or spare, try that if one is around see if problem exists still.

Was radio recast lately in recent history or any work done to it? If the battery change does not solve issue the case may need to be opened to inspect the inside to see if any flex connectors have come unclipped or if any damage inside exists Hardware wise. Since the radio most likley sees heat, water situations it's a matter of time before any radio ends up with a issue. Just have to find out the culrpit.
 

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The battery was on the radio when I bought it about 6 months ago. I'll swap it out with the one on my 1250


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Try that, if the connectors don't line up on battery you can peel the label off in the left upper corner and it'll expose 3 contacts. You could try this to test the radio out. While it isn't fancy it'll give a result if it's beyond the batt. Some batteries depending on shelf life and where they came from don't last. Some malfunction. It happens. But try that see what result comes, through repeater and talk around.

Also request when you check if the audio is clear, static, or popping on both talk around and through repeater to other users.
 

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Motorola date code of 1545 is a 2015 Battery made in the 45th week of 2015. Never trust a used Battery.


I've burned up a radio before using an aftermarket battery. I think I'll be best off buying a new battery from a Motorola dealer


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I couldn't upload a video here if it but here's the YouTube link. The sound it makes doesn't seem like a battery issue to me. https://youtu.be/79JJRhGPrao


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Next option is to have it decased and check everthing for signs of anything out of the norm, flex etc and any kind of damage or short to ground or a failing component.

I should ask, does it recieve fine and operate fine without any issue rx only all day until you attempt to ptt? I would start at the flex connections see if anything is loose and the ptt area in board.
 

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I should ask, does it recieve fine and operate fine without any issue rx only all day until you attempt to ptt? I would start at the flex connections see if anything is loose and the ptt area in board.

Yes it receives perfectly. It just does that when I key up. It sometimes does it and sometimes it transmits no problem.



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