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I have a new in box BC780XLT scanner that I just purchased off of ebay. I may have discovered why it has never been used ! The volume is much to HIGH, and seems to have very little variation from all the way up to back down to the off posistion. I have tried hooking another speaker into the earphone jack, but the results were still the same. If I hook earphones into the jack and leave the earphones lying on the counter (not on ears) I can still hear the scanner at a much more desirable volume, without disturbing other members of the family in the house. I orrignally thought that it must be some computerized problem, that I could set with ease. Unfortunately I do not seem to find the solution to this problem. Thanks, for any assistance you may be able to provide me with to resolve this issue !Sincerely Richard

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The BC780XLT is a 2000 model, so your "new" scanner is actually about 10 years old. Your lack of volume control indicates that the ON/OFF/VOLUME control "pot" is defective and needs to be replaced. It looks to be on the same shaft as the SQUELCH, so the Uniden part is likely a combination of the two controls. I suggest that you contact Uniden Customer Service (see link below) and inquire about parts availability and/or factory repair. Due to the age of the unit though, there's a good chance that the control is no longer available -- unless it's being used on a newer model as well. Your other option is to try to work out a return or file an eBay/PayPal claim. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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