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My passport 8500 escort x50 wont turn on, i even bought a new power cord and it still will not turn on, the cord is getting power because both of the lights turn on, on the power cord when i plug it in. any sugestions?

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Sorry, dumb question, but I need to ask. The volume control on the left side is also the on/off switch, have you accidentally turned that off?

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This is an error message which indicates a specific internal component failure. Escort will have to fix your 8500.

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you might as well check if you can turn on using only the battery. If it wont, then try to push the power button for 8 secs after you remove the battery and power cord. Then reinsert power cord, and turn it on. If it still no good, then call escort because this issue is something to do with the system board inside of it. It does not react to the situation wherein you have plug the working power cord and a working battery.

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