hey guys hows it goin.
i currently just got a 9500ix 4 weeks ago from ebay and i absolutely love it. (paid 418$ shipped new and wrapped in box). and i saw that you get 3 months of free updates so i decided i should use it before it expires.
so i installed all the software and drivers from escort and started updating my radar. and i swear i saw that the updating was complete so i unplugged my radar and put it near my wallet and went to bed (it was like 1 in the morning).
i woke up the next day ready to go to work and i plugged in my radar and it wouldnt turn on. the lights on the smartcord are both lit once you plug in the radar (if the cord by itself is plugged in to the lighter, the lights are off). and you try to hold down the power button, nothing happens to the radar. no noise or display or anything.
i called escort to see if i can send it in for repair (i dont mind paying a fee, thats how much i love this radar) but the lady said that they dont service their radars if it isnt bought through them or an authorized dealer (and i guess ebay isnt an authorized dealer).
so i contacted the guy i got it from and he said i can return this one and he'll send me a new one for 100 bucks. sounds good to me i guess.
is there anything else i can do just to get this to work again? i tried to connect it to my computer to see if i can restore it but i guess it needs to be powered up in order for it to be detected on my computer.... which there is no way i can power it up. and i tried my friends smart cord and he has a 9500i, and still no luck, just the same 2 lights on when the radar is plugged in.
i feel naked as is without my radar and im afraid of this guy screwing me over if i send him my radar plus 100$ and i might not get a new one back.