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LCD backlight interfearing with scanning

When I turn on the backlight on my Pro-84 scanner it tends to lock up on some of the CB channels. This tends to happen more when I hold it vs. putting it on a table. I've turned up the squelch which as helped somewhat but still has not completly eliminated the problem. Any solutions?

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