Occasionally I receive three beeps of different tones immediately followed by a "J" display. I thought I was seeing things, but this has happened three times so far and I have only had the V1 detector for about a week. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Check the fuse inside the cigarette lighter adapter that came with your V1. You'll have to pop the top off with the hinge to access a hidden screw (star pattern). Total of 3 screws. Inside you should find a 2 amp mini blade fuse, your V1 should have come with an extra fuse (mine did). I had the same issue, no power, changed the fuse and power cord, powered right up.
You may have received a laser hit or a qucik shot on the radar. We don't normally keep the radar on constant - a click of the button sometimes real fast will grab your speed, lock on the display and then the signal will cease to omit.
You may also want to check to see if you are set on city of highway.
Im new to valentine one or any radar detector as purchasing only a few months ago but try to reprogram the V1 by holding down the volume nob on the off position then turn it to the on position while stil holding it down then remain to hold it down until all light are shining from the V1 display if this does not occur your volume button might be damaged and this could be repair by V1 service department http://www.valentine1.com/moreinfo/
i know this respone is late but better than never....
i not that experenced with radar detectors but try to place where ever you can higher is better for police cars with k or ka band but in NZ(New Zealand) we have photo radar that has a low freq Ka band that is facing towards the road at under 45 degree angle. for this you would need to place the radar lower to get better range. So decide on what type of radars you are likely to run into and then decide where to mount the valentine one then consult a tinting company if the can cut a strip of coating out where you want to mount the valentine one. but as the valentine is a very good radar it might be able to go through the coating and only minimise the distance by a little bit but i would try it in a car without the coating then with the coating to see the difference and if it is to much or a problem then you could always mount the V1 on the front of the car then use a concealer display that can be purchased from V1's website https://store.valentine1.com/store/
It appears a different outlet-power port does not set off the radar detector. I do not know the reason for the difference but it appaears to be ok at the 2nd port. I will monitor the situation for a while
Entering Selectable Features Mode
1. With the unit OFF, press and hold the CITY button then press
the PWR/VOL button. The amber X LED will illuminate and a short
“beep” will sound.
2. Immediately after the “beep”, digit #1 will appear and indicate
the status of the sws™ Selectable Feature. To select digit #2 (VG-2
Guard®), press the CITY button again. To select digit #3 (sws™
Voice), press the CITY button a third time and to select digit #4
(Digital Voice prompts for Radar/Laser/VG-2 Guard®) press the
CITY button once again. Use the CITY button to select one of the
3. If the selected digit is solid, feature is ON, but may be canceled
by pressing the AUDIO button. Two “beeps” and the flashing digit
will confirm feature is OFF.
4. If the selected digit is flashing, the feature is OFF, but may be
activated by pressing the AUDIO button. A single “beep” and
solid illumination will confirm the feature is ON.
5. Press the PWR/VOL button to retain your new settings for Selectable
Features. Two “beeps” will confirm that you have exited from
Selectable Features Mode and your unit will be ON.
Got to the bottom of my false alarming situation. I finally called Escort and discussed the behavior with the technician who immediately concluded the antenna was failling and needed a repair. $30 worth of shipping and about a week later I got my repaired unit back and it works perfectly. Not sure the root cause but I am going to treat it as gently as possible and hope it keeps working, I sure like it better than the V1.