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Uniden bcd996t do i need a driver to load my scanner. my lap top dose not see the scanner through the usb cable

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Re: uniden bcd996t

Hello wfd88,

You need a copy of Uniden Advanced Scanner Director software. You can download the software from in the Customer Service Downloads link.
Also, as a reminder, you need to use the cable supplied with the scanner and, if I recall correctly has a Uniden custom connector on one end and a serial connector on the other. If you do not have such a cable, Uniden sells a USB to Serial converter under the model USB-1.
If, during transfer, you get an error message, reduce the scanner’s serial port speed setting and start again until you get reliable, complete transfer of data.
Let me know if this helps.


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