I have an older Passport 8500 X50 which I bought several years back. Probably around a year after purchasing it, it would intermittently start acting very strange by drowning me with false alerts. I mean like simultaneously 2 K sources, 1 X band, and POP every other second. It would just go wild. Sometimes this would happen for weeks at a time and other times it would work perfectly fine for months on end. Eventually, I just turned off everything except for Laser and Ka, which for some reason neither of which gave false alerts.
I'm not sure if perhaps it got damaged in severe cold or heat. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced or heard of similar issues?
I've considered getting a newer detector now that I've recently bought a new car (2012 S4) but this one was top notch just a few years ago and the Ka detection almost always seems to be on point for warning me in advance of threats. Any thoughts on if I should invest in an upgrade? I live in the New York City area and haven't ever experienced a single LEO using K, X or pop (laser is abound unfortunately).