Pro-668: USB connection

Status
Not open for further replies.

captncarp

Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2005
Messages
372
Location
North River, NY. USA
I have the USB connection on quite a few of the 668's go bad after awhile and cannot power the radio any more and have to only run the radio on battreys,

Anyone found out what is causing this and a cure?
 

dkf435

Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
710
Location
Sweet Home/Foster OR
Not just scanners but since all the consumer electronics went to USB charging I have been resoldering and hot gluing the connectors back onto the pc boards.

David
 

Swipesy

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2003
Messages
1,694
Location
Northern Ohio
I have the USB connection on quite a few of the 668's go bad after awhile and cannot power the radio any more and have to only run the radio on battreys,

Anyone found out what is causing this and a cure?

I had G&G Communications repair my PSR-800 USB connection. The constant plugging and unplugging causes cracks in the frail connector on the PC board. This is a common issue with all brands of scanners using USB. G&G made a recommendation to me which I have accepted. Bought a 6" USB pigtail which plugs into the radio. Then plug the main USB cord into the pigtail. This takes all the stress off the connector at the radio.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top