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I have a passport excort 8500 X50 that signals maximum Ka and X over and over.

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  • dkp64 Apr 03, 2009

    Most of the time when I turn mine on it will go through all the bands over and over. It will go on for 20 to 30 min. and then it seems to start working.

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Are you getting any Self Calibration or Service Required error messages? If not, then this means that the basic electronics are good and that the problem is within the antenna. If your X50 is in warranty then Escort will repair the antenna for free. If not, then there will be a service fee ($80). Yet I can all but guarantee you that after Escort fixes the antenna problem then you will never have this problem again.The service fee also includes fully testing and calibrating your X50, and updating its internal computer firmware code to their latest code. So the end result is that your X50 will perform just like a brand new one.

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