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The RS Pro 96 digital scanner radio locks up. The display comes on but the keyboard is nonfunctional. Nothing on the keyboard will work. Resetting the unit does not help. The lock function is not on. Not sure what the problem is??

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Check the small battery on the circuit board. Another possibility is that you don't have enough battery voltage to operate the unit. Even external power supplies may not produce enough voltage if the main battery is bad.

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I have a Pro 96 that when I turn it off and turn in back on the screen says '"DSP LOAD PC / IF Port Flash Men" I've tried turning it on and off a couple times and also tried resetting it a few times...


Do you have something plugged into the side of the radio where the PC/IF port plug is? It sounds like it's looking for an update, and you need the RS cable a the 96 software in order to do that. Google it on radio reference.

Jan 02, 2014 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Radio shack pro-96 scanner screen blinks and loss of audio


If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly
after you connect a power source or install batteries, you
might need to initialize it.
This procedure clears all information you stored in the
scanner's memory. Initialize the scanner only when you
are sure the scanner is not working properly.
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again. Multi-system
Trunking Scanner appears.
2. Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears.
3. Press 1.
4. Press ENT. Initializing please stand by. appears for about 5
seconds.
Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is
complete. When the initialization is complete, M000
appears on the top line of the display. Bank 0 Ch 00
appears on the third line.
Notes
Notes

Jan 10, 2013 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Can,t get scanner off all channels locked mode


Please try this!!
You may need a soft or hard reset. Here's some reading and instructions.
Please use this first!
resetting your scanner
1. Turn off your scanner, and then turn it on again.

2. Insert a pointed object into the reset hole on the back
of the scanner. Then, gently press and release the reset
button. Pressing reset does not clear the scanner's
working memory or the V-Scanner folders.

If this doesn't work here's step two! CAUTION. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING, but it MAY Fix the Problem!!

Initializing your scanner clears all information stored in your
scanner's working memory. Initialize your scanner only when
you are sure it is not working properly. V-Scanner memory is
not affected when you initialize the scanner.

1. Turn off the scanner, and turn it on again. First, the DSP
boot version, and then Welcome To Digital Trunking appears.

2. Press 0. The following messages appear on the display:

System Tests

Select Test
Exits if no
Key Press

3. Press 1. The following messages appear on the display:

Factory Init
Erase Memory
ENTER if Yes
CL to EXIT

4. Press ENT. The following messages appear on the display:

Initializing
Clr Main Mem
V-Scan is OK
Please Wait

5. Do not turn off your scanner until the initialization is
complete. When the initialization is complete, M000 and
Bank 0 Ch 00 appear on the display.

Hope this works.. Happy Scanning

Nov 20, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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My display is locked


I would visit the Radio Shack site--most aside from the button reset have another way to do this that will clear the issue.

Might also try to Google the model number with keywords to see what you can find.

Jun 14, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Scanner problems Its stays on Auto-Scann and buttons dont work


Resetting or initializing the scanner may clear your problem.

To RESET the scanner:

- Turn the power OFF, then turn it ON again.
- Insert a pointed object (paper clip end, ballpoint pen tip, etc.) into the RESET opening on the side of the scanner, then press and release the button inside the opening.

If the above doesn't clear the problem, try the more drastic INITIALIZE procedure. NOTE: this step will erase all data that you have programmed into the scanner and restore it to original factory settings. To INITIALIZE the unit:

- Turn the scanner OFF then ON again. The scanner briefly displays the DSP boot version, then "Welcome to Digital Trunking" displays.
- Press "0". The scanner displays "System Tests Select Test Exits if no Key Press"
- Press "1". The scanner displays "Factory Unit Erase Memory ENTER if Yes CL to Exit"
- Press ENTER. The scanner displays "Initializing Clr Main Mem V-Scan is OK Please Wait"
- Do not power the scanner OFF until INITIALIZE is complete. When the process is complete the scanner will display "M0000" on the top line and "Bank 0 Ch 0" on the bottom line.

If neither of the above steps works for scanner I recommend that you take it to your nearest Radio shack and arrange certified repairs.

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

http://scancat.com/OnLineHelp/OEM_Radio_Owners_Manuals/RadioShack-OlderManuals/Pro-96/pro96.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

Bill B

Apr 21, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Pro 96 scanner only scans bank 3 and 4. i am sure


While it's scanning, press any keyboard number (0 thru 9) to activate/deactivate scanning on the corresponding bank.

Need the full manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/doc71/71778.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your are,visit:

www.RadioReference.com

BillB

Jan 09, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Need to reprogram hand held pro 96


Radio Shack can "CLone" your scanner with one in the store - try that first to see if it will work and let me know.

Aug 19, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Cannot get the Pro-96 out of PAUSED mode


Dirty or Wet(Contaminated Buttons Will Lock up the Keyboard Ck This TTech

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