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Is there any radio repair facility in Connecticut that could replace the micro usb port in my SDS 200? The warranty has expired and with the current turnover delays I don't want to send it to Uniden. The port has been touchy for a while and last week it finally just stopped working even with my trying several patch cords. In the meantime, I am using FTP with Proscan but eventually I'm going to have to use Sentinel using the usb port.
 

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are you any good at soldering? I found some micro usb ports on amazon, IF you can solder, you may be able to do it at home, or maybe have a friend who could
 

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are you any good at soldering? I found some micro usb ports on amazon, IF you can solder, you may be able to do it at home, or maybe have a friend who could
I had thought of doing it myself but then thought maybe someone with a bit more experience would be better. I thought I'd remove the cover and see if it's accessible.
 

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You don't need a radio repair facility so try a broader search. I did a quick google search for component level repair in CT and here is one of them:
You might find a similar place closer. Also, if you are comfortable with disassembly/reassembly, it would be cheaper I'm sure.

chris
 

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You don't need a radio repair facility so try a broader search. I did a quick google search for component level repair in CT and here is one of them:
You might find a similar place closer. Also, if you are comfortable with disassembly/reassembly, it would be cheaper I'm sure.

chris
Thanks, but I just pulled the cover off and to get to it would need getting under a small circuit board of which I'm no going to attempt. I'm living without it a while. I'll only need it if there is ever a firmware upgrade. When things get back to normal I'll probably send it to Uniden.
 

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Stupid question but did you try whacking the USB port with DeOxIt to make sure it's just not corrosion?
 

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Stupid question but did you try whacking the USB port with DeOxIt to make sure it's just not corrosion?
Just tried it-- nope, didn't work. Thanks anyway. I have had success with other things using another method. I put non working items on a "naughty" shelf in my garage for a few days. It has worked in the past. It's worked with computers and a Sony soundbar. My wife just suggested that. Maybe she's on to something.
 
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