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Stuck in the clone mode

I recently bought the pro-97  from some one else. When I turned it on it saysclone mode, press up to send. Remove cable to exit. The problem is that it is not hooked to anything other than the atenna that came with it. I cannot exit. When I push the up arrow it reads confirm to send data? 1-> yes press other for no. when I press 1 it says clone mode sending data. Then it said finished and went back to original screen.Please help.

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Re: stuck in the clone mode

Sounds like you need to re-initilize it... Not certain of the codes, but I'll look around and see what I can find for you.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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