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I have two motorola cp 185 radios. I was using one with the external mic plugged in yesterday and now when I disconnect the mic I don't get any transmission. The other radio can hear the talk button being keyed but no voice transmits. If I plug the external mic back in then it works fine again. Is there a mute switch that I have engaged or what?

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  • glawley Jan 05, 2011

    Yes, this seems to have fixed the problem.

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Your unit is stuck in the external mic mode. when external mic is engaged, it automatically re-routes input to the external device. this situation can happen if such an external device has not been used on the unit in a long time. i would consider this a hardware issue rather than software. solution may be to open (dismantle the radio) and clean at the interface / jack for the external connection. this should sort it out.

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