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Looses frequencies when programmed

We have a Radio Shack Pro 508 Scanner - Electric only. No battery compartments. When you unplug or turn off, you loose all the frequencies programmed in scanner.

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If it loses the frequencies immediatly then it sounds like the capacitor that holds the charge for the memory has gone out. If it is sitting for a few days and loses frequencies this is more common. Solution, if you've had it less than a year, take it to your local radioshack, try to find the receipt and have them send it to the repair center for you.

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