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The backlight to the display no longer works. The "bulb" seems to be burned out. Is this going to be a cost-effective repair...?

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The backlight in your scanner is an 8volt bulb, but your scanner is 10 years old, and the exact replacement is no longer carried by radio Shack. You can, however, replace it with a 6volt 25ma bulb, Radio Shack catalog number 272-1140. Replacing it is fairly simple if you're at all handy with electronics and a soldering iron. Contact your local RS to purchase or order the bulb, and I'm certain that they can have it installed if you're not up to trying it yourself.

Bill B
Listening in since the 60's

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

  • Jerry Conners Mar 24, 2011

    Thats strange..........my bulb burnt out 6 months ago and I took the scanner to RadioShack and I was given a bulb that I easily soldered in and it has been working fine everyday since. IMAGINE THAT ADVICE! You can't believe all the answers you see on here. I have seen allot of lame WRONG advice! Research is the best way on Google!!!

  • w5kam Jun 26, 2011

    I went to RS yesterday 06/26/2011 trying to find a replacement bulb for my 2052 scanner. I was told they no longer carry the 8 volt bulb in the store, ONLY the 6 volt 25ma, and the 12 volt 25 ma at this time. So I did as BillB suggested and purchased the 272-1140 replacement bulb and yes "LET THERE BE LIGHT AGAIN". Thanks for the information.

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