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    Default Escort DSP key?

    I found an old Escort with DSP on Ebay. I won it for 99 cents...

    Ok, now here is the problem. NO key. Any idea if I can get one anywhere? Professor Jim any ideas?

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    I think it works the same as the old GM "Passkey" system, which is just a resistor. The only thing is you need to find the value of the resistor...

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    SO there really isn't a coded key? DO you think escort can help? Or would they say "Buy a X50?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    I think it works the same as the old GM "Passkey" system, which is just a resistor. The only thing is you need to find the value of the resistor...
    I am not sure if that is correct. I have a DSP and years ago the Key housing on one of the keys came apart and there was more than a resistor on the little PCB. There was some sort of IC on the PCB along with other components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davekr
    SO there really isn't a coded key? DO you think escort can help? Or would they say "Buy a X50?"
    just tell them you use it for x and k band.man on them older models x k is same or better than on the top 3 rd at this time.u will see<>?

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    I've looked at this before, and it definitely isn't as simple as the GM Passkey system. I've worked on about 4 different DSPs for people in the last couple of months.

    I believe that Cincinnati Microwave would disable the key system if you sent your unit in to them, but I am not sure how they went about doing that. I had previously thought that they added a small circuit board to the unit, but I now believe that is incorrect.

    I don't know how to bypass this, I would like to try and figure it out if I can, but I've never had a unit that was in a "locked" state to play around with.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by itisjustme
    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    I think it works the same as the old GM "Passkey" system, which is just a resistor. The only thing is you need to find the value of the resistor...
    I am not sure if that is correct. I have a DSP and years ago the Key housing on one of the keys came apart and there was more than a resistor on the little PCB. There was some sort of IC on the PCB along with other components.
    Probably. I don't think it would be a very complex code scheme though.

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    Supposedly it will go 150 hrs before it needs the key. I just hope it powers up to test at first. I just wanted it for a collectable. I see to much KA around here to really have any luck testing it.

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    The DSP is pretty much useless without that key. I was going to bid on that one you won off Ebay but the key was a huge deal
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    What is this Key you guys talk about?

    Do you Have a picture of this detector?

 

 

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