WS1040 Question

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Can anyone explain what reaction their WS1040 had, after using Alkalines mistakenly in the yellow holder and plugging the radio back in ? Mine receives fine but no lights work ?
 

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I know , but since Alkalines were mistakenly placed in yellow holder -- then put back on AC The only thing that works is Receive , Scan , volume and SQ . NO lights work. Im afraid to Clone it as may take it out all together . I Tested the LEDs and they do no light on Global.
I think that scanner may had been few minutes away from total junk , At least It's Still receiving good ??
 

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Yes , the entire display works normally but does not do what is entered such as in GLOB show WHITE LED , NOTHING .....Otherwise radio seems to even sound much clearer on Digital P25 than before ?? Kinda weird . I Had a ton of digital scanners in the 80s and 90s but never had any thing like this happen ?/
 

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I think the only sensible thing to do is look at Both WS1040s on a computer program , take notes, and see if there is anything different . The Control channel is definitely MUCH Clearer now than before. Before it was EXTREME TREBLE and noisy Difficult to understand , now it sounds clear as analog, which is VERY Strange ? I think something in the radio got fried but saved the Receive side as some kinda safety protection ?
 

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YES I CAN . Push 4 and it disappears, push4 again and it reappears. I just hooked up to ARC500 , of course didnt know much of what I was doing ( Never used computer programming previous or had someone else do it ) ) but got a chance to see what talkgroups are on different lists and eliminated alot of CONV lists .
 

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Yes works on Batts , NIMH or alkaline and using 1000h mah 9v AC on it now . Just strange , backlight would always come on when turned on , now doesnt , and LEDS would light when talkgroup came on , now they dont , cannot make keypad turn backlight on , this is only one month old , and of course cant find receipt .
 

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The dealer you bought it from should have a record.
Bought new on Ebay . I could go back , but way too much hassle as repair people would likely REJECT as it WAs my fault. Just did FULL Clone off other WS1040 that is working correctly and Nothing . Doing the Same thing altho receiving well . My guess is I fried some ant sized diode somewhere inside and repair would want close to $200 to repair it , not really necessary . IT WORKS ....Just no lights anywhere . i like the Dark anyway .. Thanks .
 
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