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How do i get the backlight on and off

How do i turn the backlight off and on in a 2052?? Thanks

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Re: How do i get the backlight on and off

Follow this link for the manual That model does not have the ability to turn backlight on or off, your display may be on it's way out. Try resetting it first though, refer to page 66 of manual. Good Luck

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Is this a digital scanner

Yes - It's actually made by Uniden for sale at Radio Shack stores mainly. Complete details are at the link below:
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Thank You Where Can I Buy A Programming PC To Scanner Cable On-LIne? For My Radio Shack Pro 2052

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You can download and print your scanner manual, at no cost, here:

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Scanner works in trunk mode will not scan regularl mode

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I'm not sure what tear they changed it but search Google for an answer.

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I can,t find the entena .that go,s on top of my radio shack scanner the number is pro-2052 ware can i go to order one radio shack dos,nt have them.

Order one from RadioShack

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Oct 30, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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The backlight to the display no longer works. The "bulb" seems to be burned out. Is this going to be a cost-effective repair...?

The backlight in your scanner is an 8volt bulb, but your scanner is 10 years old, and the exact replacement is no longer carried by radio Shack. You can, however, replace it with a 6volt 25ma bulb, Radio Shack catalog number 272-1140. Replacing it is fairly simple if you're at all handy with electronics and a soldering iron. Contact your local RS to purchase or order the bulb, and I'm certain that they can have it installed if you're not up to trying it yourself.

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Sep 29, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Unlike most every other RS scanner, the 2052 has Uniden firmware, and is fully PC controllable. If you have the cable and CD its easy or download the software here.

If not, download the manual here.

Aug 02, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Very dim light on my pro 2052.

Display or backlight? If it's the backlight, you need to replace one solder-in bulb. Radio Shack part number 272-114 (5v, 25mA) will work. If it's the dispay you need to contact the Shack for a replacement.

Bill B

Feb 26, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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This is a new scanner for me it was bought used

Sorry, but I just spent about 30 minutes researching the backlight on your scanner -- and I came up with nothing. Your best bet would be to carry the scanner into your local Radio Shack store and lay the problem in their laps. They should be able to either locate and sell you the required lamp(s) or at least refer to you to a local repair source.

I hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Hi - You can download the manual from the link underlined in blue below:



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