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UV-5R Stuck in Transmit Mode

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MSgtmojo1

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My UV-5R radio starts transmitting immediately after initialization; any button I push is transmitted out--appears to be a hot mic condition. When I plug programming cable into the radio and computer, it interrupts the cycle and lets me manipulate radio. Using Chirp, I have checked to ensure VOX is off, reset radio settings, and reprogrammed it. None of this fix the continuous transmit problem--it will transmit until safety feature times it out. Has anyone dealt with this and is there any fix for it? Any assistance is much appreciated.
 

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Not to sound flippant, but for a $15 radio, these things are not easily repairable. If you can get a refund, go for it. If not, junk it.

Might be the PTT button is jammed. There's usually a cheap little contact under there that can fail. If it's your radio, might be worth disassembling it and seeing if you can fix it. Sometimes cleaning the contacts on the button can help.

but, again, disposable radio.....
 

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Not to sound flippant, but for a $15 radio, these things are not easily repairable. If you can get a refund, go for it. If not, junk it.

Might be the PTT button is jammed. There's usually a cheap little contact under there that can fail. If it's your radio, might be worth disassembling it and seeing if you can fix it. Sometimes cleaning the contacts on the button can help.

but, again, disposable radio.....
Thank you. I was leaning that way but I thought I would put the question out just in case.
 

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If you have an external mic plugged in, unplug it. If you don't, try plugging one in to see if that unsticks the contact.
 

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Baofeng uv-5r+

I've been having somewhat of the same issue with mine. I have two and when I try to communicate between them one gets stuck in ptt and doesn't receive when the other is transmitting. It also kicks me out of any option that I chose. So if I open menu it kicks me right back out. I did a reset but nothing happened
 
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