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Did not see reset in the manual. The frequencies (channels) are preset. You can change the Tone Codes and Scan lists.
Here is the manual link:

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 21, 2018

Likely a bad battery. Most radios will flash red when a bad battery is in them.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

I also am a tech. I use an OLD computer due to the many oddities in Motorola software. My Win 98 computer finally died, so I am using a Pentium II running Win XP. But as an older tech, I still program some DOS radios. I have used a Celeron laptop in the field running Win 7, but it took me 6 trys for it to work. I think the CPU was too fast. Motorola does not agree with me :) . I bought an older laptop and a new battery and it is only used for programming. Win XP with an older Pentium. About 12 year old platform. Hope this helps!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

It is a business band radio, not a consumer radio. It must be programmed by a Licensed Two Way radio shop. The radios are programmed by a dealer for whatever frequencies (channels) the customer requires, so each radio can be programmed differently.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

Go to any Mobile accessories shop/a friend and ask them to test your phone with another charger.
Can be a charger cord broken, a charger phone plug broken pins or partially soldered or...a bunch of dust in the phone plug.
Clean it with a toothpick and retest!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

New batteries are needed if the 'recondition cycle either : Doesn't correct the problem, or runs frequently.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

Brandy, most likely it's a battery problem. We're telling us that the radios were used I would think that the last two user did not sell you radios with new batteries. Try looking on eBay for the best price to replace your batteries.Hi

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018

The radio frequency you mentioned may be a broadband wide frequency with greater local power for which it over powers the channels nearby. It is similar to shadow waves on a TV when someone is sending a signal with a Ham Radio. Overlap can happen. In short, the disturbance must be within close range, perhaps in the same building.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018

This radio does not have default channels. It is programmed with software to whatever channels are needed. You will have to take it into a Motorola shop to get it programmed or search the web for a programming cable and software.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Pop it open and install new battery. $10 on eBay. Simple.


Otherise: Headset is not functional while charging.
Note: This product uses a lithium ion, rechargeable,
non-replaceable battery. Under normal use, the expected life of the rechargeable battery is approximately 400 charges.

There should be a seam around the headset where you can insert a fingernail or a small screwdriver to pry the case apart. I would try to open the case before you buy a new battery, because if you pop it open and break it, you haven't lost anything cause it's a one-shot deal anyways.

This isn't the same exact earphone, but the procedure to open it may be similar.


Good Luck!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Try a different cable and charger. If that does not 'cure' the problem, the battery in the device is bad.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

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