Question about Passport 8500 Radar Detector
Escort 8500 X50 Red: K & Ka bands going crazy in the city.
It will go off like crazy for about 6 block stretch & then nothing.
A few days later, it goes off only intermittingly.
As other users said the cleaning took care of the issues. So I took their suggestions because nothing to lose. I took it apart. It is very easy. Just remove 3 crews at the bottom. It has one snap-in hook at one of the corners but easy to separate it. Then I removed the metal part (aluminum die-casted, silver color) from the PCB. It is easy to remove, just remove 6 screws (I think it is 6) then pull the thing out. Inside the aluminum die-cast part is dirty. If you clean inside with Q-tip, you can see the nasty stuff comes off. I think what happens is that the nasty dust comes off then stick on the sensing elements, which might have caused false signal. Also I cleaned tiny elements inside the metal piece with Q-tip. Now it seems working normal. Hope it stays normal. Give it a try if your unit does not act normal. Better than spending $$. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
Returned unit to Escort.After 2 months of misleading info, returned "repaired unit". Only problem is they returned wrong unit. Different serial #. So I am back to square 1. If it's microwaves, or sattelite dishes, why does it not behave the same each time I pass through?
I now don't believe ESCORT'S claims - these units are not good in the City!
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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