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Loose contacts on cradle

No voice except when I press together the cradle and the unit. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks, edgellw

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  • edgell farmer Feb 25, 2007

    I have squeezed the cradle and the unit together, compressed tightly and twisted wires around both with needle nose pliers. crude but effective.
    When I remove the wires, she quits speaking again.
    I tried cleaning the sound knob with solvent but only fix is with the wires.
    edgellw

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    There is a solution to the cradle/unit power loss. After shaking the unit while driving the cradle does not sit tight anymore on the unit. Take small strips of electric tape, one piece of tape for the top "nose of the cradle and app. 3 small strips of electric tape to the bottom indent, where the spring-loaded lock snaps in. Thta will provide a tighter seat for the cradle and pulls the cradle closer to the unit, hence keeping the power connection intact.

    Try that befopre spending $ 30.00 for a new cradle...

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Edgellw.. your U6 IC may be loose... (what's that?) on the back of your I/O board (board that power connects to) there are three small chips that more then likely are rubbing against the housing . The location of these three chips should be pretty apparent when you've taken the I/O card out. there are.. some 7-8 screws you'll need to take out to remove the board. BE GROUNDED when you do this please.. otherwise this could be the least of your problems. You say that when you squeeze the unit together is works.. so that makes me think that the IC chip I'm talking about is just loose and not completely off yet. So, if you can find the IC I'm talking about, then attempt to put some solder on there .. or get someone else to do it. If you have trouble finding the IC then let me know and I'll try to explain further. -Daniel

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