Im replaceing a bad audio socket in my scanner and need help
The old audio socket i unsoldered is a 4 pin and i cant find a new one so i am trying to install one thats a 3 pin from radio shack. Wondering how to do that and make it work.
Thanks in advance,
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This is old info for an old scanner, so parts availability and price may vary.
The display backlight consists of four incandescent lamps with orange sleeves on the bulbs. Uniden sells the lamps with sleeves for $1.35 each, part # BPZY0036001. To order parts call 1-800-5297-1023.
To replace the lamps take 5 screws off the top scanner cover (2 on each side and 1 on the back) then lift up the cover from the back first and then detach it at the front. The speaker and wire will
still be attached to the scanner so you will have to gently pull the speaker wire plug out of the circuit board and set the top cover aside. Then looking inside the scanner towards the display you will
see 4 round white plastic pieces with a slot in them. These are the back of lamp sockets. Turn the slot in each one counterclockwise about 1/8 to 1/4 turn until it stops and get a small needle nose pliers and pull it straight out towards you. Some will come right out
and some are a little stubborn and need to be wiggled out. I always replace all 4 while I have it apart. Put in the new ones and turn each one 1/8 to 1/4 turn clockwise. Make sure the slots on all of them are horizontal. Don't forget to plug your speaker wire back in before you put the cover back on.
Radio Shack 272-1092 micro lamps
Also referred to as #7219 lamp which is 12 volts dc 60ma wire terminal base. NOTE: The RS bulbs are 12v vs the original 8v bulbs, so the light will be dimmer if you use the RS parts.
your second option is to re route the track so by solder 2 wires to the original power input and routing them to the ear phone socket make sure to disconnect the wirering from the ear socket first ,on your power supply unit remove the jack and replace with ear phone jack makes sure to put positive to centre and other to ground earth
go to Radio shack and they can help you with it.
here in Nebraska they Quit transmitting on lower freqs and moved way up on the radio band.so it made the old scanners wothless.you can still get weather but no police.fire calls.