BCT15X: Not picking up channels now

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arcanemirage

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I have a Uniden BCT15-X that I really like using. It is hooked up in my car and was working great. Last weekend a friend was riding with me and she put her arm against it (between the seats), it beeped a couple of times and now won't pick up channels, I completely reset it and programmed all the frequencies back into it like before. For some reason now, it will just scan and not pick anything up. I definitely checked all the wires and antenna to make sure nothing got damaged. Am I missing something? It seems to still have the latest firmware as well (1.03). Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
 

JamesO

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Maybe the Global Attenuator was turned on??

Suggest you try to perform a Weather scan or program a FM broadcast station that is close to see if you can receive anything.

Once you know you can receive a Weather channel or FM station, then move on from there.
 

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Try removing your coax from the scanner and just push a coat hanger into the center of the connector.
If you start receiving again, the coax connector is shorting out from your antenna.
Just a thought.
 

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I'm going with the antenna/BNC on this one also. When you said you checked the wires and the antenna, exactly what do you mean? Do you have another spare antenna you can try, preferrably a duck type so there is no coax involved?
 

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I tried 2 other antennas and still nothing..not even the weather is being picked up. Seems wierd. I don't know if this makes any difference either but I program manually as I have a MAC so its not easy to find software for me. The fact that I can't even get weather is really odd. I have all the same stuff programmed in my BC346XTC and it works just fine.
 
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LIScanner101

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Take the cover off and check to see if the BNC RF wire got disconnected from the BNC jack.
 

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static zap

Was it an exceptionally cold, dry day? Sounds like an rf stage got blown! In which case, your radio might be today!
 

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Now what?

I took the case off and it looks like there's like eight more screws that I need to take out to take the whole thing apart. Is that correct?
 
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