Sds100 jumpy knob

Salvatorejrc

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The volume knob on my sds100 is very jumpy to the point where it sometimes is hard to file through things because it skips very fast, and the slightest movement on the knob makes it move when in reality you should hear the subtle slick before it changes the selection. Does anyone else have this issue?
 

TedTobias

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I didn’t have that problem, But I did buy a glow in the dark knob on ebay. Looks cool and works perfect. I think it was like 12.95. I did notice that my stock knob was a little crooked and before stripping anything replaced it or you could buy a new one from Bearcatwarehouse. I would do that first before spending the money to ship it back.

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I didn’t have that problem, But I did buy a glow in the dark knob on ebay. Looks cool and works perfect. I think it was like 12.95. I did notice that my stock knob was a little crooked and before stripping anything replaced it or you could buy a new one from Bearcatwarehouse. I would do that first before spending the money to ship it back.

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Theodore
How do you remove the knob?
 

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One of my current SDS100's did that just before it started the cold solder joint symptoms. If it is under warranty send it back if not I would look at JONWIENKE PayPal Payments
 

TedTobias

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Mine just pulled off. Buddrousa makes good sense just so you don’t have to send it back to the mothership Uniden.
and they will charge you. And then you will wait and wait and wait. Buddrousa is the right direction if you Don’t wanna mess with.

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TedTobias

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You know I got to thinking about this you may try pulling it off and putting it back on see it that is a fix.

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i dropped my 396T and the knob did just that.
i have thought for years to send it in, but have not.
sometimes it jumps forward 1,2,3 spots or even backward 1,2,3 spots.
i think i like the randomness of it. you really have to pay attention !
my vote is send it in.
 

SteveSimpkin

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Here is a long thread from others who have had a similar issue with the scroll knob. I recall other threads where some ended up sending their scanner back to Uniden for repair (they replaced the rotary encoder). It's a long shot but you might try turning the scanner off and rotating the knob each direction many, many times to see if that may clean the internal switching contacts on the rotary encoder that is the part that does this scrolling function.
 
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