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Lock out problem

Accidentally pushed
a button and now the scanner is in "all loc out" mode and wont scan anymore. please help!

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  • buzzardfrien Sep 26, 2008

    model: BC244CLT i've held down the lock out button and the scanner beeps twice but continues to be in "all loc out" mode

  • janeubaum Sep 27, 2008

    Model BC200XLT. My scanner is in l/o (lockout) on ALL channels. No matter what I do it won't unlock. Any suggestions? I have tried resetting it as suggested on other sites. Help!

  • buzzardfrien Oct 09, 2008

    somehow i deleted all my frequency codes. i put all my codes back into the scanner and all is fine now. thank you "fixya" for all your help

  • karenskorner Oct 09, 2008

    uniden bc 855xlt cannot get out of lockout

  • David Eisenberg
    David Eisenberg May 11, 2010

    What model is the scanner?


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I can't get lock out and dly off please walk me wit

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In all likelihood all the programming has been deleted, which would default the scanner to this condition. Turn on the power & press the "Manual" button, then check the frequency. Keep doing this to ascertain if all have been deleted. If so, re-program the scanner.

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***using the keylock ***
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