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Uniden bearcat bc100xlt handheld scanner

My son bought the above used scanner on ebay (he is in the volunteer fire department) and about one hour after he plugged it in is started getting real hot on the side and he said one side of the scanner is curved in (like it would have been melted or something) does it even pay to get this fixed?

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Sounds like there is a short in the battery. If it is the battery, replacements are available online anywhere from 15$ (if you by bulk) to 75$. I found one from radio shack with shipping it ended up just short of 40$ and had it in 5 days over a weekend. You can also get the battery part and if he is handy with a solder gun, he can fix rebuild it himself. I didn't have the time to do that myself.

It is usually a good little scanner and fairly easy to use. My old battery was doing the same thing, but I caught it after about an hour before the case began melting.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

This usally means a bad battery, you can fix it but it may cost more than it's worth

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