RE: [BCD396XT] Internal parts
- It would help if when they designed it, they could put all external
connections adjacent to each other, then they could be secured in a
makeshift harness to reduce vibration, etc.
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From: "Heaton, Timothy H. (USD)" <timothy.heaton@...>
Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:16
Subject:RE: [BCD396XT] Internal parts
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
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
finally epoxied one to the circuit board, and it has held up well. I still
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
opened up the scanner yesterday and found 1) two of the solder joints
audio jack to the circuit board were broken loose, and 2) a black wire
between the circuit boards was broken at one of the solder joints. A quick
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
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
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