Yep, my suction cups decided to give up and my STi took a short fall from the windshield to my center console which is made of plastic. After the STi fell it would not turn on. I looked at it closer and it appears that it landed on the power button area when it hit the console. The STi that everyone says is made like a tank can't survive a short fall from a windshield in a passenger car. :roll: I'm going to have to send it in to get fixed.
My Escort 8500 (non X50) took this same fall years ago when it's suction cups gave out and it functioned normally afterwards. My orignal 8500 is the only Belscort detector that has never given me any problems.
I don't know why I still use Escort and Beltronics products, I have so many problems with them it really pisses me off.
A quick run down of my Belscort problems are:
I purchased a brand new X50 from Escort when they first came out. Escort had to replaced my X50 TWICE before they sent me one that funcitioned properly and it never could beat the 35.5 Ka range my orignal 8500 non x50 had!!!! Not only that, I had to send in each unit for repairs MULTIPLE times which would come back to me no different before Belscort replaced them. The fact that they sent me 2 X50's that were faulty after all my problems with the first one is unbelieveable. I talked to a "higher up" manager that told me that this was extremely rare, I thought to my self - yeah right! So when I received my X50 that worked properly Belscort gave me a 3 year warranty for my troubles. :roll:
The first STi I got was version A3M8 got stuck on a Ka alert that didn't exist, I had to power cycle to fix it. Then in the summer time it would show service required because it thought it was overheating. Bel fixed this issue in their A4M9 version, but I had to exchange my STi for a new one.
Now my A4M9 STi takes a short fall and doesn't work afterwards.
$hit like this makes me not want to use a Escort or Beltronics product ever again!!!!!!! Maybe when I cool down I'll feel better.