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How does one get your detector recalibrated? Mine suddenly lost sensitivity

It works, sorta but doesnt go off as strong and loud as it used to

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Re: how does one get your detector recalibrated? Mine...

Only Bel/Escort has the expertise and instrumentation to recalibrate your radar detector. They automatically do other things whenever you send in a RD for service. For example, aside from diagnosing and repairing any issues (I think that your RD's antenna needs to be replaced or repaired), they also recalibrate it, fully test it, and update its internal computer firmware to whatever the most recent firmware is. In short, when your RD comes back, it performs just like a brand new RD.

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