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4773RE: [BCD396XT] Internal parts

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  • Heaton, Timothy H. (USD)
    Nov 15, 2010
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      I needed a new data jack for my BCD396T, and I got it for a very reasonable price at Uniden Parts (I bought several spares since the biggest charge was shipping).

      Speaking of repairs, I wonder if the BCD396XT uses the same circuit-board-mounted jacks as the BCD396T, with which I've had numerous problems. After having to resolder and replace the data jack several times (a very delicate operation) I finally epoxied one to the circuit board, and it has held up well. I still have an intermittent connection between the data plug and jack for some reason, so I stabilize the data cable with rubber bands around the body of the scanner.

      Recently my speaker quit working, and then the audio jack became intermittent. I opened up the scanner yesterday and found 1) two of the solder joints holding the audio jack to the circuit board were broken loose, and 2) a black wire running between the circuit boards was broken at one of the solder joints. A quick soldering job fixed both problems, and the scanner is working nicely again!

      It may sound like I'm rough with my scanner, but actually I'm extremely careful with it. The problem is that I usually have cables plugged into every jack, both at home and on the road, and even mild vibrations eventually break the delicate solder connections.

      -Tim

      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of butch
      Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 6:13 PM
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Internal parts

      Looking for internal parts for BCD396t wear I can get them



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