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One of my model T5620 Talk About radios has suddenly lost the "signal" icon and it " button is pressed. The battery icon indicates that the battery is fully charged. Can you help? Thank you.

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To me it seems someone sat on it. Your keyboard might be fried or may be still alive. You need to push each and every key forcely and release in flash or you may need to open it up and then check the status. The keyboard is the prob as of now.

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Every time I press the talk button the radios show low battery icon and I'm not able to transmit on either radio. How can I rectify this problem?


Are you SURE that your batteries are up to snuff? I.E. when they have a light current load on them they are ok but as soon as you try to increase that current load they die off quickly. With two-way radios, the actual current drain depends on whether you are transmitting or in standby (receive) mode. Transmitting requires significantly more current than standby mode. So, I would look at what kind of batteries you are using. If they are a good name brand alkaline, check to see if they measure close to 1.5 volts with a voltmeter or check them with a battery tester to ensure they are good. If they are ni-cad or ni-mh rechargeable batteries, make sure they are rated at least 1200 mah (milliamp hour). I use Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries. They last a long time for me. One other thing, make sure your battery compartment is clean and there is no corrosion on the contacts the batteries are placed into.

Hope this helps,

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Hello I have a Angelcare baby monitor model ac1100 and have had it 1& half years it hasn't put a foot wrong and all of a sudden the tv monitor side of it is not working properly! It stays a blue screen and...

If you can only see two lines appearing on the screen this may indicate that the parent unit is searching for a signal from its partner and cannot locate one. Check that the nursery unit has fresh batteries and is switched on. If all ok with the nursery unit you may need to "re-pair" the two units together as per instructions. Note that the maximum distance between the Parent Unit and the Nursery Unit is approx. 100 metres indoors. In reality the Signal Strength Indicator on the parent unit should show the strength of signal between the Parent Unit and Nursery Unit. The Out of Range Indicator should alarm when the two units have lost connection and the Out of Range Icon will be visible in the Parent Unit screen. However these units sometimes require a "re-pairing" exercise to get them to communicate with each other again. Ensure both units have fresh batteries.
In the unlikely event that the connection between the Nursery Unit and the Parents Unit is completely lost, please follow these steps to restore the connection:
1. Turn both the Parents Unit and the Nursery Unit OFF
2. Turn the Nursery Unit ON
3. Press and release the left wing 4 times. The nightlight will fl ash.
4. Turn the Parent Unit ON. A blue screen will appear with the NO SIGNAL icon in the Parent Unit Settings Bar
5. While pressing the TALK BACK button on the right hand side of the Parent Unit, press and release the POWER button on the left hand side of the Parent Unit
6. If successful, the video capture will appear on the Parent Unit's screen again. The connection was successfully restored

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Cobra frs 132 talk button not woking

The first radio has the transmit code set improperly.

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Why does my motorola talkabout turns off when I try to radio someone

That's what they call the roger beep It is there so that you wont say roger every time to signal the other side's turn to talk.

You can press MENU button, press once more until you can see the music(note) icon or the word 'Roger'. Select ON or OFF using UP/DOWN key. Press MENU to save.

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Hello, this is a long shot, but thought I would try. I have a pair of Motorola t5620 that have worked great up until now. I have everything set the same on both units. Channel 3-1 one has a display beside...


I looked in the user guide of some other TalkAbout models and found the emblem you are describing. I believe it is the volume control emblem. Here is a link where you can look for yourself see page 24.

You might have one of three problems:
1) The volume potentiometer is going bad in one of the radios. If this is the case, you may be able to find a sweet spot where it will work. Try moving the volume knob to different settings and see if you can get it to work.
2) Something is wrong with your PL code setting, VOX setting, or another setting on the radio. Go back to square one, and reprogram the radio for simple operation with no special features turned on. Then try using the radios together. If you still cannot communicate, one of your radios is bad and the only way to tell is to introduce another known good radio into the mix.
3) The radio which will not transmit might have a bad battery. It takes more energy to Transmit than to Receive. Try swapping the batteries and see if the problem moves to the other radio. If so, replace your battery.

Here is a link to the T5620 user guide, just in case someone reading this needs it:

Best regards.

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Hey Guys, I have two T5620 Talkabouts one will not brodcast. Is there anything I can do or anywhere to sends them to have them repaired? A.

Sorry, the T5620 is a disposable/ non-repairable radio. You might try checking to see if your battery pack has failed. Switch a known good battery into the radio and see if it solves the problem. Also, clean your battery contacts on the charger/radio and battery with a pencil eraser to insure you are getting a good charge.

Aug 10, 2009 | Motorola Talkabout T5620 (7 Channels)...

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One radio not working

Hi it sounds to me that you have a fault in the microphone or the cable to the unit.check all the connections wiggle the mic cable and note any changes.
You say the mike button is frozen? try adrop of CRC in the press to talk switch-- only a drop or two, dont want it getting into the microphone it self.
Oh and have you got the batteries in the right way?
Cherrio John

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Long range mode


For the Cobra PR4700WX:
The user's manual is available here
To turn on/off the long range mode - (If you are referring to low & high power); Press and hold the Hi•Low/Enter button for two seconds.
Alternately, if you are referring to the Light/Max Range (receive sensitivity), 3 options:
1. To briefly turn off auto squelch - Press the Light/Max Range button for less than five seconds. If you hear two beeps, you have turned the maximum range extender on.
2. To turn maximum range extender on - Press and hold the Light/Max Range button for at least five seconds until you hear
two beeps which indicates the maximum range extender is on.
3. To turn maximum range extender off - Press and release the Light/Max Range button or change channels.
Probable reason that "fishing was all right but for hunting there is to much static" is becasue these radios operate on line of sight principle. Anything that obstructs the linear view would reduce signal strength/range. There is not that much obstruction when fishing compared to that when hunting in the woods or rough uneven terrain.
Please note that when using Channels 1 through 7 and 15 through 22 on high power, the Hi icon will be visible on the display. When using those channels on low power and on Channels 8 through 14, the Low icon will be visible on the display.

For the Cobra PR3500DX:
The user's manual is available here.
The transmission message icon off when not in use - this icon will only display if the radio is receiving something or if your are pressing the PTT button.
The other three the transmission signal is on at all times - indicates that either you are transmitting (unlikely) or the radio is in constant receive mode (most likely). I would venture a guess that the Auto Squelch is switched "OFF" or Maximum Range is switched "ON"

Both the 4700 & 3500 has Power Saver and it is a built-in feature. Your radios have this unique circuit designed that extend battery life. If there are no transmissions for 10 seconds, the radio will automatically switch to Battery Save mode and the Power Saver icon will flash in the display. This will not affect the radio’s ability to receive incoming transmissions.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

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Moto T5620 Buzz

check if that radio has the QT feature eneable, be sure that you are not making any feedback when you press the ptt. If one of the radios could have a problem be sure if the Buzz is transmited or received for the radios

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