Hi all! I'm a new member. After 20+ years of living and commuting in the Boston area (not to mention making the 400-mile trip to visit to visit family in Western NY 3x/yr during that time) I've gone through several radar detectors!
I currently own a Whistler Pro-68SE that I've been having ongoing problems with. I'm coming up on the 2-year warranty deadline, so need to figure out if there is some simple fix I'm missing, or if I'll be sending it back to Whistler for a warranty repair. Any advice from the experts and/or owners who have experienced this problem would be greatly appreciated.
About a year after getting the 68SE it suddenly died on me. After doing some online research that suggested the problem might be a blown fuse in the power cord, I replaced the fuse with the correct one as per the manual. It worked for a few days then blew again (the detector came on when I plugged in the cord, then no sound or display at all, even if I took the plug out and plugged it in again).
After this happened several times I bought a new power cord. When I plugged in the new cord, the detector came on and then the device died. I unplugged and plugged in again, same thing happened 2 more times, and then nothing. This leads me to believe that the problem is with the detector itself?