Hey, I had a rather strange experience with my pro-73...
I was driving somewhere last night and had my pro-73 running as usual, and made a turn on a road that doesn't have too much as far as cops, but every once and a while, they'll pull someone over. And, as I'm driving, there's a cop sitting, just waiting to get someone. And listen to how sneaky this is... He was in a favorite spot, but the rear of the cop car was covered by a small business building, and the front of the car, was covered by a full size van, leaving only a small part visible, just enough to shoot radar/laser through. The van even made it so you couldn't see the light coming from the cop car's headlights. And....... no warning from the pro-73! I drive past and look right at the cop, who has the car on and is ready to put it in gear and go after someone. I pass him, and still nothing, not even a shot from behind. So I look at my pro-73, and it's not even on!!! I hit the power button... nothing. Then I hit it again, and it makes a real sick beeeeep, and then turns on. It sounded horrible. I was almost at my destination, and when I get in the parking lot, it dies again. I turn it back on... same thing, a horrible beep (not the usual crisp clean tone I usually hear from my pro-73) and it turns on.
If I didn't know any better I'd say the cop killed my radar detector, but that's obviously not the case lol.
I checked the power cables; they were nice and snug, no problems there. No obvious electrical problems with the car either.
Anyone had problems like this with a Whistler? And does anyone know what the one beep error code on start-up means? I know those things mean something in the computer world. Usually, if there is an issue with a motherboard you just installed, a beeping error code will tell you exactly what's wrong by how many beeps and how long they were sustained.
Any ideas? Sounds like a definite warranty send in, but I'd like to find out that itís just something simple... but that's probably wishful thinking lol. BTW, it was about 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but I've used the pro-73 in sub-zero weather before without a problem.