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Display won't light

The display on my 8500 passport radar detector will not work. No lights what-so-ever. Did the reset to defaults, tried all button combinations but there is no display at all, no lights of any kind.

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This is most likely due to a cold solder joint for one of the display leads where they are soldered to the edge of the circuit board. Or, possibly, the display itself has gone bad.

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Passport 8500 escort


Hello!!

Hold all three buttons down and reset it.hope it fixes the problem!!

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Smilemaker

Jul 19, 2008 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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Got a ticket, passport never made a sound


You may have received a laser hit or a qucik shot on the radar. We don't normally keep the radar on constant - a click of the button sometimes real fast will grab your speed, lock on the display and then the signal will cease to omit.
You may also want to check to see if you are set on city of highway.

Dec 11, 2009 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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Passport Radar service required


The internal diagnostics have detected a problem with the detector. You should contact Escort Customer Service directly for assistance, below:

http://www.escortradar.com/customer-service.php

Sep 27, 2009 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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K and f off


Power off the RD using its power button. Then hold down the two programming buttons and press the power button while holding down these the two programming buttons. Release all three buttons once RESET is displayed on the RD's display. Your 8500 has now been reset back to the original factory settings with all bands enabled. You can download a PDF duplicate of the original user manual from Escort's web site.

Feb 14, 2009 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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8500 radar display


I take it that pressing the 8500's City button won't switch sensitivity modes? If so, and if performing a RESET doesn't resolve this problem, then either the firmware is corrupted or (most likely) the micro-switch for the City button has gone bad and needs to either be replaced or possibly resoldered so that its two terminals are once again making full contact with the solder pads on the circuit board.

May 18, 2008 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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Service required


Hold down all three buttons and the device will reset itself.

Dec 15, 2007 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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Continuous alert


About the only thing to try with the Escort 8500 and the x50 is to do a full reset. Hold all 3 buttons down while turning the detector on. I believe Escort will still work on it, there will just be a service charge with no warranty.

Sep 14, 2007 | Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector

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