Here is my situation. I purchased the 8500 X50 2 weeks ago from Car Toys. I have it on the windshield below the rear view mirror. When the car is parked, I remove the detector and put it in the center console. I do not know what verison it is, but it is red text.
I have two problems that may or may not be related:
1) In 2 weeks, I have seen the "Self Cal" message at least twice. I looked it up in the book and found nothing on it so I turned to you guys.
2) In the past week, I have had the unit start up by saying "Passport" then "8500 x50" and then hanging there. It has happened several times including last night where it followed a "Self Cal" message and this morning where it just started up that way. I pulled the plug and plugged it back in, turned it off/on and nothing would make the message go away. Also, in this mode the radar does not work. Last night it finally got going after about 5 minutes. This morning it took at least 10 minutes.
So is this unit (2 weeks old) going south? Is this normal? Should I reset? If so, how do I reset?
Here is the kicker. I am leaving on a drive trip from Colorado to Texas. I bought the unit 2 weeks ago so I could get comfortable with it prior to the trip, but mainly for my new 40 mile each way commute.
Any help would be appreciated!