9500ix "reset power" issue.

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Well, my first attempt at buying a 9500ix was a bust. It was defective. Escort said so when I called them. They told me to return it so I did. But the problem was very interesting though. Every 20 minutes the unit would beep and say "reset power". And I mean exactly 20 minutes, like clockwork. And I doubt it detected any radar either because the unit never gave a signal in the week I used it. Not even in parking lots of shopping malls. I bought it used on Ebay, so I thought the previous owner might have lived in my region, hence not sure if it was detecting any radar or it had already locked out the false signals by previous owner.

Local cops in my area of Pennsylvania (suburbs of Philly) are not allowed to use radar, only the state police can use it, which is nice.

So, I'm done with buying used and will buy new, probably from escort themselves since they will offer my $40 for my ancient escort detector that probably doesn't even get Ka, not sure.
 

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Well, my first attempt at buying a 9500ix was a bust. It was defective. Escort said so when I called them. They told me to return it so I did. But the problem was very interesting though. Every 20 minutes the unit would beep and say "reset power". And I mean exactly 20 minutes, like clockwork. And I doubt it detected any radar either because the unit never gave a signal in the week I used it. Not even in parking lots of shopping malls. I bought it used on Ebay, so I thought the previous owner might have lived in my region, hence not sure if it was detecting any radar or it had already locked out the false signals by previous owner.

Local cops in my area of Pennsylvania (suburbs of Philly) are not allowed to use radar, only the state police can use it, which is nice.

So, I'm done with buying used and will buy new, probably from escort themselves since they will offer my $40 for my ancient escort detector that probably doesn't even get Ka, not sure.
Lesson bought. Buying electronics used is risky.
 

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It was failing calibration which is why it happened on a regular basis. It probably would not detect anything. Only we can resolve the issue. Please call us to set this up. The number is in my signature.
 

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Were you able to return the used unit? Was it purchased on eBay?
 

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Dave,

If our are going to buy an Escort Radar detector, I would recommend a Redline. The state troopers in the Philadelphia suburbs rarely do speed enforcement on secondary roads. Most of their enforcement is on the Turnpike, Blue Route, and 95. You can turn x band off in PA. One of the radars they use in PA is the Kuston Falcon HR which is a low powered K band gun. It is difficult to detect. The Escort Redline is the best radar detector for it.
 

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It was failing calibration which is why it happened on a regular basis. It probably would not detect anything. Only we can resolve the issue. Please call us to set this up. The number is in my signature.
But it did detect a red light camera. I have returned it to the Ebay seller. Full refund.

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Dave,

If our are going to buy an Escort Radar detector, I would recommend a Redline. The state troopers in the Philadelphia suburbs rarely do speed enforcement on secondary roads. Most of their enforcement is on the Turnpike, Blue Route, and 95. You can turn x band off in PA. One of the radars they use in PA is the Kuston Falcon HR which is a low powered K band gun. It is difficult to detect. The Escort Redline is the best radar detector for it.
Thanks for your help, but I drive a lot to our vacation home in Sea Isle City, and on Rte. 49 (between Rte. 55 and the shore towns) there is Instant-On X band, so I need X band detection. And in Sea Isle City and Avalon, the local cops use X band. I really need the GPS to lock-out the false alarms from the front doors of the CVS pharmacies. They are EVERYWHERE! :)
 
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But it did detect a red light camera. I have returned it to the Ebay seller. Full refund.
No, it alerted to a camera location stored in it's internal database. Red light cameras do not emit anything to detect.
 

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It was failing calibration which is why it happened on a regular basis. It probably would not detect anything. Only we can resolve the issue. Please call us to set this up. The number is in my signature.
It takes 20 minutes for the unit to calibrate?
 

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Most of the door openers are K band. There is LIDAR on 55.

Just remember to be careful in areas that have lock outs. Is is a possibility that a real treat could be locked out. Escort should verbally announce "entering lockout area" and "leaving lockout area"
 

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Most of the door openers are K band. There is LIDAR on 55.

Just remember to be careful in areas that have lock outs. Is is a possibility that a real treat could be locked out. Escort should verbally announce "entering lockout area" and "leaving lockout area"
Never saw any LIDAR on 55, I don't think. Any idea as to where? The one radar map I looked at didn't show any. As for lockout areas, yes, Avalon, NJ police are tricky. At the foot of the bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City, there is a "your speed is" trailer (can't recall what they are actually called) and the police will have a speed trap just beyond it. Very sleazy.
 

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Never saw any LIDAR on 55, I don't think. Any idea as to where? The one radar map I looked at didn't show any. As for lockout areas, yes, Avalon, NJ police are tricky. At the foot of the bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City, there is a "your speed is" trailer (can't recall what they are actually called) and the police will have a speed trap just beyond it. Very sleazy.
Unless the two radar sources at the bridge, police and trailer, are very close to each other's frequency then the 9500ix will alert to the police radar. Also the police radar will most probably broadcast outside of the lockout area set for the trailer's signal. If the police regularly sit there though I would mark the location as a speed trap.

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Escort should verbally announce "entering lockout area" and "leaving lockout area"
That would make it chattier then a detector with no anti-falsing.
 

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Seen it 3 times. Two times close to 42, once by before the Millville.
 

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I have seen it happen also, a false and nearby police on the same frequency, but I always received an alert to police radar before (and many times after) I was in the lockout area. In this scenario a non-TrueLock detector would not notice two separate signals either, so you would have to know it was a threat due to the difference in signal strength this time compared to the previous time it alerted.

I think most people that prefer TrueLock enabled detectors enjoy driving down a false rich road and having their detector remaining silent. Any sound from it will raise their awareness that there is a threat nearby.
 

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Hi!

Saw this post on quick search ... My new 9500 just started same fault ... 20 seconds in any mode and it faults to power reset ...reset 10 times ...
 

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Hi!

Saw this post on quick search ... My new 9500 just started same fault ... 20 seconds in any mode and it faults to power reset ...reset 10 times ...
Try a factory reset of the ix. Had issues with my RL when first bought . Factory reset fixed it ..
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