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Default Bearcat BC855XLT Loosing Memory

Hi,

Thanks to everyone for your help.

Obviously, "Stacey" is a juvenile.

This scanner has been working just fine in my shop, so I returned it
to my customer.
Brad

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:31:20 GMT, in sci.electronics.repair you wrote:

Hi,

I looked inside, but I didn't see a "unique" capacitor. All capacitors
looked like conventional types.

Also, this scanner is holding memory. I can unplug the power
source, then later plug it in and the memory is still there. I asked
the customer if this loss of memory occurred around the time of a
storm. He said "no".

Brad


On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:08:01 GMT, in sci.electronics.repair you wrote:

Hi,

I have a Bearcat BC 855XLT scanner (scanning radio) in my service shop.
No schematic. The radio lost all it's memory, but I was able to reprogram
some of the channels and the radio works.

The OM says, "A unique capacitor type memory back-up eliminates the need
for batteries". I suspect that maybe this capacitor is going bad(?), but
since I don't have a schematic, I have no idea where this capacitor is
located.

Thanks in advance, Brad

Before you type your password, credit card number, etc.,
be sure there is no active keystroke logger (spyware) in your PC.


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