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I no longer get a bright display. The display stays on dim even when I switch to bright. I cannot see the screen at all during the day. I have a Cobra XRS 9930 that has developed a very dim display. Pushing the display button tells me that I am on bright or dim, but the display is unreadable and unchanged. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    i have the exact same problem with my 9930

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same problem i have sent an email to cobra and not got a response yet.

  • caryl689 Sep 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 1770A unit.

  • jid1152 Oct 13, 2008

    I 've a CobraXRS9985.

    I can not see the any visual commands on the rd.

    The display part# reads xrs9930 not 9985.
    This part is the display and speaker all in one part.
    My guess is that it over heated. burned out !
    Im trying to get the replacement part from radio shack.
    Is there any way to get a replavement part not radio shack?

    Thanks,



    Ivan

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    my xrs 797 does this too, it got worse with time. Over a week the display got dimmer and dimmer until eventually it quit working completely.



    Still picks up radar/laser like a champ from impressive distances, but no display...

  • hk7dmu Dec 07, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I took my Cobra 9930 to an electronics shop where a technician found the color display deffective. OK at night (dim) but the setting doesn't work. I need to replace the display. Can you please help?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009


    same problem stays dim

    I live in Florida and it seems to a be a problem with heat.

    This unit display will overheat and shut down when temps reach 140 F plus inside the car. Try placing the unit in your freezer overnight. If the display is damaged it will probably work for a short time the next day and then go dim. Old electronics trick. Not much you can do if it is the display...maybe buy a new unit! Displays can cost between $15.00 and $30.00

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I had the same problem. I also live in Florida and I guess the display overheated in my hot car after time. I eventually bought a new one but it did the same thing.

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The xrs 9930 is the same as the xrs 9985.
Cobra makes this model to sell only to radio shack.
My display went out!
I took the rd apart. Very delicate part.
The display part# reads xrs9930 not 9985.
This part is the display and speaker all in one part.
My guess is that it over heated. burned out !
Im trying to get the replacment part from radio shack.
If not il send it in for repair.
If it's more than 35$ then no its trash.
Il get a bel!

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You need to go to user settings and switch the dim settings. i suggest you switch it to bright instead of dim in the user menu/settings. sadly this is answered by a 16 year old. =D.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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    Edward Collins Feb 28, 2016

    I tried that with my xrs9830 there is no bright setting in user setting`s. it is dim, dimmer, or dark Thanks

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