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I hava a practically new two-way radio that does not work. The radio does not seem to work when turned on. I just hear a slight static from the speaker. Is there a reset or button press I can perform to get it working again?

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  • rstrom Jul 28, 2009

    I have a Motorola Talkabout Model T5620.
    When I turn it on there is nothing on the display, no indicator light and a small amount of static from the speaker which does change when the volume control is changed.

  • rstrom Jul 29, 2009


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    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    What model?

  • eradiostore
    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    It is possible the radio is not programmed to match your other units, so it appears not to work. What model of radio do you have?



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The fact you do not have a display indicates you either have a bad or damaged radio, or you have a battery or battery contact problem. Clean the battery contacts with a pencil eraser and insert known good batteries. If this does not solve the problem the only solution is to replace the radio.

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