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Old April 14th, 2010
KenK KenK is offline
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Hello all,

I own a couple of these older Passport 5000. I really like them
however the displays die or loose segments after years of use.

The display board is a simple plug in, just like a memory chip
for a computer. I was at a Ham Radio Flea market and found
a box of junk detectors some of which where 5000's. For a couple
bucks I bought a couple both with good displays and swapped them
out on my working detectors. Well it's been a few years
and one of them is loosing segments.

I was curious if any Techs might reveal what the problem on the board
might be for the displays that just go dead. I am a tech myself
and would like to repair some of my older displays.

I also would like to know if their is a mod to offer a louder beeping
alarm notification. I have 2 of these 5000's and one is much louder
than the other.

Basically, anyone get in and do some repairs or hacks their 5000?
It's not worth sending in for repair due to the age but worth
repairing myself.

Thanks
Ken
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Old April 14th, 2010
bigalinwv bigalinwv is offline
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Hey, for their time, they were neat. Their X and K band detection is right on par with the original Passport. But be careful, their Ka band detection is nowhere near any decent detector today. It's pretty atrocious.
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Old April 14th, 2010
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We wouldn't repair the LCD display itself, just replace it. We haven't serviced the 5000 model for quite some time so we don't have any parts available for them.
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