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Motorola MTS2000 II

The problem that I have with my radio is that when I turn the radio on, it goes through the 'Self Test' then it all of a sudden causes the screen to flash black once, then appears to turn off. But I have noticed that under the correct lighting conditions, I have been able to see that the screen is faintly on. It's not a battery problem I think. This is my work radio, NEED HELP FAST. E-mail me with your solution(s) at the following address: Thank You.

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Re: Motorola MTS2000 II

I am a contractor for Motorola. The LCD displays on the MTS2000 radios do tend to have issues over time. It sounds like a voltage issue to the LCD display. You should look at having the radio serviced. This is not a self fix solution.

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Re: Motorola MTS2000 II

The problem that you discribe sounds like maybe the radio could had some moisture or water inside, at this point dissambling the radio for drying will not work too much, you have to search for quilifided service to repair it. Not passing the self test for any radio means a problem. I hope this can help you

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