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Old 09-16-2018, 2:40 PM
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I have a SDS100 and was working great until the last firmware update. I have main version 1.05.00, sub version 1.01.05 serial 38326088000919-0F6 installed and now scanner doesn't work any longer. Even when scanning nothing and display is blank showing nothing is being scanned; I hear a "crunch, crunch, crunch" rhythmic sound. I was working fine before when I firmware was updated. Any idea how to fix it now that it is broken. This is a desk scanner and has never been taken out of my house and received no abuse. I have restored it and still doesn't the absolute same thing.
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I have a SDS100 and was working great until the last firmware update. I have main version 1.05.00, sub version 1.01.05 serial 38326088000919-0F6 installed and now scanner doesn't work any longer. Even when scanning nothing and display is blank showing nothing is being scanned; I hear a "crunch, crunch, crunch" rhythmic sound. I was working fine before when I firmware was updated. Any idea how to fix it now that it is broken. This is a desk scanner and has never been taken out of my house and received no abuse. I have restored it and still doesn't the absolute same thing.
Sounds similar to other reported failures ("crunch" noise).... Looks like it is in need of a trip back to Uniden...

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Old 09-17-2018, 6:35 AM
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Damn, the more of these "my SDS100 stopped working" threads I read, the more I cross my fingers and pray every time I turn mine on.

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Thank you and it does sound like the others comments. I am going to contact uniden and send it back.
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Sounds like this SDS100 is a real clunker...
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Sounds like this SDS100 is a real clunker...
It's not.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:54 AM
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Sounds similar to other reported failures ("crunch" noise).... Looks like it is in need of a trip back to Uniden...

https://forums.radioreference.com/un...went-deaf.html
Yup it does. Another one bites the dust it seems.
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I spoke with Uniden and they said I am the first they have heard of that has had this problem and they recommend that anyone else having the same issue needs to call them at 800-297-1023 Select Option 2 then again option 2 when prompted and explain your problem. The tech talked me thru a few things and still have the same issues. He recommended waiting for his Supervisor to email me but If I want send it in now. These were my only 2 options was wait or send in.
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What I feel from my experience it is a corrupt firmware update or like he said I could have updated it with a 436 as the target. I don't think I did but I am only human.
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It's under warranty... I'd send it in with a very clear description of how well it worked (or not) and then what changed.... be as complete and clear as possible.

But... that's really your decision...
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What was the firmware before you updated and did you do the update through sentinel or did you do the beta, and copy the firmware file into the sds drive? I find it hard to believe the firmware could cause this.
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What I feel from my experience it is a corrupt firmware update or like he said I could have updated it with a 436 as the target. I don't think I did but I am only human.
I believe that UpMan has stated several times that it is NOT possible to install a firmware (ex. for the 436) into a 536 or SDS100 radio.

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Old 09-18-2018, 1:14 PM
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It is also not possible to have a "bad firmware update." Checksum would fail and the update would never be applied.
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it is going to be one with UPS. it's outta here... the final verdict
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Nothing about a f/w update would cause what is described. It is likely that whatever happened coincidentally happened around the time an update was made. In any event, it is a repair issue.
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It sounds like the static protection devices are doing their jobs.
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