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Cobra PR4700WX -none of the controls work

Is there a common fix for this? When I turn the unit on, no matter what button I press, nothing at all happens. Is there a lockout that's happening or is this a more serious problem?

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  • Watermonkey Jan 07, 2008

    Thank you for the troubleshooting assistance. Based upon what you wrote, I guess I'll be taking it in to have a technician look at it, as none of your suggestions changed the behaviour (or lack thereof) of the radio.

  • dwags Jan 18, 2008

    i have the same problem only mine is a pr4750wx. holding the unlock button does not work, none of the buttons work. im ready to toss it out. any suggestions???



  • jake47 May 11, 2010

    need info on pr4700wx cobra its stuck on vibrate



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If you find that the LOCK/MODE button does not correct the problem, I have discovered that the microphone button on the inside has a contact patch mounted on the board. This contact patch is like a piece of scotch tape with a metal dot in the center this slides off to the side and leaves the MIC deppressed continuosly which in turn will lock the radio. I have found this on several radios. Once you center the patch place just a small amount of super glue to the edges and yo will have no more problem

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Your suggestion to check the alignment of the tiny disk on the TALK button switch was spot on. I was ready to throw away the radio, but five minutes of tinkering and it is working like new. Thanks!!

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Your concern might be a simple case of "the radio is in locked mode" which can be verified with the presence of a padlock icon in the uppermost row of icons.

If it is so, turn it off by pressing the Lock/Mode button for a couple of seconds or till you hear a double beeping sound and/or the lock icon disappeared.

If there is no lock icon and none of the buttons will work, try to do a hard reset by removing the batteries and try again.

If none of the above will be corrective, your unit may require the services of a qualified communications technician since the problem may either be firmware or touch pad/logic circuitry.

Hope that this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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I want to thank jimp19550 for the tip ( on the microphone button on the inside has a contact patch ). That was the exact problem on my radio. I re-centered the contact and it was FIXED !!!
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Posted on Feb 04, 2016

This suggestion fixed the problem, thanks! (Ptessing the lock/mode button for a couple of seconds...)

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