alrit i need some serious help
this is really .. stupid...
alrit so i bought my detector from ebay back in oct 07? i think...
i didnt know #$@% ... then i found this forum and ya ....
anyways.. my detector started freezing up lately. I turn it up it runs fine, then i freezes.. i.e. i am on highway with teh voltage display .. it jsut stay there i cant do anything. so i reboot it.. it freezes and beeps on laser non stop. its really annoying and obviously not working right.. (at all)
now i start it up.... it works sometimes.. other times it starts up .. and freezes at laser and sometimes it starts up and freezes at display.. sometimes it work..(but not so often now...)
i am pissed. and... its a rev. 5 red..
this thing saved me about.. 5 - 8 times so.. ya.. i got it used for 197.. lame....
last addition.. i figured since it froze at laser at start up.. i turned off laser as soon as it booted up right.. and it still freezes at start so..
if u have any comments suggestions anything is welcome...
Yoda of Radar
Re: alrit i need some serious help
I'd say try it in a different car just to make sure there is nothing wrong with your electrical system, then when that doesn't work, suck it up and send it in to Belscort for repairs.
Originally Posted by theguysaid038
btw its a x50... 1005 =(
and in reply to the guy above me..
my detector worked for .. at least 2 - 3 months.. like no problems..
it could be the heat cuz az is getting warm right now.. and i had no problem in winter... but idk...
From what I'm struggling to read out of your description it sounds like you only have a single choice to consider. Its going to have to be sent into the factory for repairs, clearly.
It won't be under warranty, but from what I'm reading by other people getting out of warranty repairs done its still insanely cheap.
Short of telling you to try smacking it on the lower left corner when its trying to boot up I don't know what anyone else can tell you to do about this, its clearly got problems though. Plenty of people who post here and live in AZ with your same heat, doesn't really matter if it use to work, everything usualy works before it breaks. You just need to send it in is all.
Yoda of Radar
Re: Only Option
Originally Posted by Esoterica
They still repair the Rev 5's, right? They just won't have new firmware to put in?
I'd go with djrams advice, and try it in a different car. If that doesn't work, off to Escort it will probably have to go.
Escort will not change the S7 antenna for an M4. They will repair/recalibrate the X50 and it will work perfectly. (???)
Oh yes, theguysaid038, I recommend spell check for your posts.
The rev.5 X50 is one of the best of the best, fix it.
Spell checking that would cause the server to crash, don't tell him that!
By a "reboot," you mean that you performed the reset procedure, correct?