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Pro-97 20-527 scanner

I just bought this pro-97 scanner and the display wont work the scanners on but no numbers show . Is there a way to reset it or fix it

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Re: pro-97 20-527 scanner

You can download the manual from the link below: Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

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Re: pro-97 20-527 scanner

Mine did this over the weekend.
I selectively wapped it with the palm of my hand on each of the 6 sides until one of them made it work again.
A hit against underneath the keypad did the trick.
I believe there is a ribbin cable underneath the keypad at the base of the radio that gets dirty, or comes loose. That worked for me, your results may vary.
I seen this complaint also mentioned by others on yahoo groups PRO-97, they took theirs apart and reported a ribbon cable as the cuplrit.
search for: q-tips and grease, I think.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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