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I have a Bel980, in last two days in start up routine it gets part way thru and then flashes the Error Message ?PLL LCK. No solutions in Handbook.
No Tech support from dealers now. Help, feel naked without it !

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you can buy new ones on ebay

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I keep getting a service required message, why is that? How do I correct the problem? Susan


I have the same problem. I chatted with Bel and here's the transcript, FYI:


chatinfo.gifWelcometoBeltronics.! An online representative will be with you shortly. Youarenumber 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 1 and9seconds. Thank you for waiting.
chatinfo.gifYou are now chatting with 'Brian'
Brian: Welcome to Beltronics Live Chat. How may I assist you today?
you: Hi Brian, I
you: own a Bel pro rx65
you: and it gave an error
you: that said
you: selfcal4
you: or something like that
you: then it said service
you: required
you: what does this mean?
Brian: Therearea number of things that may cause this ERROR message. Please besurethat you are getting consistent voltage (does the lighter socketstay ONall the time? Does it do the same thing in other vehicles?). If thedisplay reads "Service Required" not caused by the above, itmeans ithas failed it's self-calibration and requires service. Pleasecall ourCustomer Service Department at 800-341-2288 and they will giveyou arepair authorization number and instructions on how to return itto usso we can take a look at your detector.
you: Oh i see. what's the cost for repair?
Brian: That is a $59.95 repair fee. To set that up, please call Customer Service at 800-964-3138, option 2.
you: and what cause calibration to fail?
Brian: If the reasons listed above don't sound like what's happening, then it would be up to a repair tech to figure out why.
you: I had left it in the car in hot weather. would this be a cause?
Brian: It's possible, over a long time in the heat to develop.
you: I can call either number correct?
Brian: Correct.
you: ok thanks

Icalled the number and they were helpful, told me to use a packingservice like UPS and such. Insure it. And it would take about 5-7 daysfor them to work on it, another 3-4 days of shipping time.
Consideringthe reviews on the rx65 and the prices for detectors out there, andconsidering that they will also apply any software updates (bought minein '06) the $60 repair fee is worth it for me.

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No sound, voice or beeps


Good Day Joe,

Sounds to me like the internal speaker went, this is actually common on radar detectors. Although 9yrs is a lot longer than most will last. If you are handy with a soldering gun you can replace the internal speaker with a new one and get it working again. However be sure to take the unit apart before getting a new speaker so you can match up the size as it varies.

Good Luck and I hope thi shelps

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BEL no longer offer upgrade or repair for the BEL 980 detector

May 27, 2008 | BEL 980 Radar Detector

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My bel 980 speaker quit working


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they are two on back thke the bottem then the top will come off the problem is there are two hinges in the front part on each side u have to compress each side with a very tiny flat head screwdriver. note be very careful this unit is not make to take apart easy but it can be done i have the same problem i am going to radio shack to see if the have the part for the voltage but first i am going to re sader the contection first. hope this works mark

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I have the same thing wrong with mine ! I put it in my other car and it works fine. Found out it was my alternater was not working right! Hope this works for you

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I am looking for a fix as well mine says" ?LO1 CAL "
Help!!!!! now mine wont go back to working mode at all
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