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Stinkin' Scanner Well.. Im in big trouble... i broke my boyfriends scanner by pressing random buttons... or so it seems.... I believe it is the above mentioned model but all it says on it is Dual Trunking, 1000 channels and Radio Shack.... As i said earlier... I just pushed random buttons and know it won't work. When we turn it on we get numbers at the top but the numbers skip... we see 0,1,2,3 then 6,7,8 in the places with no numbers there is just a small dot. underneath the numbers shows a plus sign, under the dots shows a similar dot. Underneath the nuimbers it says scan down or scan up... Any suggestions??? Thanks

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Re: Stinkin' Scanner

You can download the manual from the link below: I would reset the scanner to factory defaults as per the instructions below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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I take it that you have frequencies programmed into the scanner, so this is the solution to your problem.

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