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Kenwood TK-280

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Wrench1

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HI all,
I have a TK-280 4 key Ver 2. It is stuck on scan and will not let me do anything. when you turn the radio on it goes right to scan and none of the buttons or switches work other than the on/off/vol switch. I did try and read the radio but was unable to read it gave me a comm error. I know the cable and computer are good read the other 280 same radio just fine. I was also unable to write to the radio. its like a frozen computer. Any ideas?
 

Av8tor56

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Try to take a little alcohol and a q-tip and clean off the contacts. If that doesn't let you read it, I'm afraid this one will have to go to a shop for repair.
 

ramal121

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If a button is stuck down, it will prevent any other buttons from functioning. I don't know if that will affect the ability to read/write. I would go with cleaning the contacts. Some connectors are so roached that I've had to haywire a cable to the inside of a radio to be able to program it.
 
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Wrench1

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I cleaned the contacts and still no read or write. I did check to see if any of the buttons were stuck down none were.

Any thoughts on who to have repair or look at the radio?
 

buddrousa

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Someone may have programmed the speaker mike buttons to turn scan on and off you have a speaker mike?
 
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