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Beltronics pro rx65

After power up, displays messege "service needed".

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This maybe voltage related. Mine works fine in my automobile, but contantly gives me Service Requested and false laser alerts on my motorcycle.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Do a search. Supposedly you can open it up and recalibrate it. Very common problem

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If you want to sell your broken RX65 please contact me

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False laser alerts when sun is low..

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I have a Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector that keeps flashing service required Is there a soution besdes sendng the unit back for repair?

I have the same problem. I chatted with Bel and here's the transcript, FYI:

chatinfo.gifWelcometo Beltronics.! An online representative will be with you shortly. Youare number 1 in the queue. Your wait time will be approximately 1 and 9seconds. Thank you for waiting.
chatinfo.gifYou are now chatting with 'Brian'
Brian: Welcome to Beltronics Live Chat. How may I assist you today?
you: Hi Brian, I
you: own a Bel pro rx65
you: and it gave an error
you: that said
you: selfcal4
you: or something like that
you: then it said service
you: required
you: what does this mean?
Brian: Thereare a number of things that may cause this ERROR message. Please besure that you are getting consistent voltage (does the lighter socketstay ON all the time? Does it do the same thing in other vehicles?). If the display reads "Service Required" not caused by the above, itmeans it has failed it's self-calibration and requires service. Pleasecall our Customer Service Department at 800-341-2288 and they will giveyou a repair authorization number and instructions on how to return itto us so we can take a look at your detector.
you: Oh i see. what's the cost for repair?
Brian: That is a $59.95 repair fee. To set that up, please call Customer Service at 800-964-3138, option 2.
you: and what cause calibration to fail?
Brian: If the reasons listed above don't sound like what's happening, then it would be up to a repair tech to figure out why.
you: I had left it in the car in hot weather. would this be a cause?
Brian: It's possible, over a long time in the heat to develop.
you: I can call either number correct?
Brian: Correct.
you: ok thanks

I called the number and they were helpful, told me to use a packing service like UPS and such. Insure it. And it would take about 5-7 days for them to work on it, another 3-4 days of shipping time.
Considering the reviews on the rx65 and the prices for detectors out there, and considering that they will also apply any software updates (bought mine in '06) the $60 repair fee is worth it for me.

Apr 11, 2010 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Why my beltronics doesn't detect?

check the lens and make sure its clean, if not then its bad and needs to be replaced..

Nov 05, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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What does it mean when detector powers on and service required

When powering up, the detector goes through a short diagnostics test to make sure everything is working as expected. If there is a problem detected during this time, a message like the one you have displayed will appear. You should contact Beltronics Customer Support to arrange service with one of the methods listed at the bottom of this post.

A link to the manual for your radar detector is provided below:

Beltronics Customer Support:

Toll Free
8am-6pm M-F
Beltronics USA
5442 West Chester Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069-2950

Oct 06, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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No power when pluged in. Fuse is good. Adapter is hot.

You pressed the power button on top of the radar detector? If that doesn't work, first plug the smartcord into your cigarette lighter socket. Then plug in the RJ11 connector into your RX65 while looking at the power lamp on the smartcord. If you see the smartcord power lamp very briefly and faintly flash, then power is getting to your RX65 yet for some reason, even when pressing the power button, it won't power up. In that case, you have to send to Beltronics for service.

Jul 26, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Display shows "H 14.4 V". Doesn't appear to work.

I'm pretty sure that this is caused by a failed internal capacitor, and that this probably was caused by a sudden voltage spike while starting your car. You will have to send your RX65 to Bel/Escort for repair. While they are at it, they will also upgrade your RX65's firmware to whatever their latest firmware version is, even though the firmware version displayed on your RX65 won't be different when you get it back. Also, I always power my RDs on after I have started my car. This avoids the possibility of sudden voltage spikes damaging my RDs.

Mar 25, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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No display

Have you tried doing a factory reset of the firmware as described in the user manual? To do this, first power off your RX65 using its power button. Then hold down the two buttons which are used to enter Program Mode and, while holding down these two buttons, press the Power button again. Release all three buttons when the word "Reset" is displayed on the LED display. Obviously, if the display doesn't light up, then either the display itself is defective or one of its display leads has a cold solder joint.

If your RX65 is in warranty and you can make a photocopy of your sales receipt, then Bel will repair it at no charge. You will have to pay the shipping cost to Bel.

Mar 23, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Problem to turn on my RX65

Obviously you have pressed the power button on your RX65 in order to try to power it up since you mention that the green light on the SmartCord comes on. Here is one possible solution, which resolves any stored user settings which might have become corrupted due to power fluctuations:

First, press the power button so that the radar detector is turned off (green light is off). Then hold down the two buttons used for programming and, while holding these programming buttons down, press the power button. Release all three buttons once you see "RESET" displayed on the RX65's display. Your RX65 has now restored all factory default settings from a separate area of programmed memory, and this (hopefully) will restore your RX65 to proper operation.

Jan 12, 2009 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Service needed

The internal self-calibration procedure has repeatedly failed, causing your RX65 to display the Service Required message. You need to send it to Bel for repair.

Dec 13, 2008 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Beltronics rx65

Had to send it off to Beltronics.A common problem they only seem to be able to repair.$150.Yeah,I said the same thing.1-800-341-2288can provide U w/ all that's needed.Thanks

Sep 25, 2008 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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Service messge

Same prob here....flashing service mesg...Maybe it is programed to keep the service department profitable.

Oct 13, 2007 | Beltronics Pro RX65 Radar Detector

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