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Old February 18th, 2018
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Question Should display light up when connected to computer????

I just bought a passport X70 online and power chord didn't come with it, So I bought a live chord online. (Which will take a while to show up) when connected to computer to update it showed that it exists and I updated it, But it will not turn on. I kinda plugged it in in the first place to see if it turns on because the 30 day return policy is about to expire. So I'm wondering if my screen is supposed to turn on when connected to a computer. I certainly hope not! Pls help, -A Passport x70 Owner
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Old February 18th, 2018
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Every USB equipped Escort detector I have owned show USB or a USB symbol on the display when plugged into a computer using a USB A to mini B data cable (not included), not all USB cables are data cables - some are power only.

A Smartcord, not a Smartcord Live, should have been in the box when it was new.

Escort detectors require 12 volts to operate, USB (for updating) only provides 5 volts. Escort power cords, both Smartcord and Smartcord Live, provide 12 volts when plugged into a 12 volt cigarette lighter/power outlet.

X70 Quick Reference Guide

X70 is the same as the Passport except the X70 doesn't have builtin Bluetooth.

Passport Owners Manual

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Old February 19th, 2018
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so do you think its broke!?!?! should i try it in a wall plug?!?!
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Old February 19th, 2018
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Brightness could be set to dark mode but I'm thinking that USB or a USB symbol should still show when plugged into a computer using a USB A to mini B data cable. You'll need the 12 volt power cord to find out. I'd have contacted the place of purchase the day I received it because it didn't come with the power cord. I can't imagine why you would want to keep it past the 30 day return period if you have no way to power it on.

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Old February 26th, 2018
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Unit does not power on while plugged into computer by usb cable. It only shows cable icon in window. Hopes this helps
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Old February 27th, 2018
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So no the display will not light up. You should have gotten a smart cord with your purchase. A data USB cable is not included.
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