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Thanks very much. Have ordered another from Amazon today, last of cyber monday. If my one is faulty, then I don't think its covered by warranty anyway and/or will be expensive to ship back to US and get another sent out, if it does work, I can easily sell one on trademe.

Joys of grey importing I guess, I got this through buydig using youshop postal address, you roll the dice and take your chances I guess
I have had three issues with detectors from Amazon. Once I found a good supplier for them I generally ordered from them directly. Three DFR7s I have ordered from Amazon have had one issue or another. Now GST is kicking in, it's also going to get more expensive for many imports.
 

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Fingers crossed Mithheru.

So I checked voltage on my way home last night, running at 18.7 +/- when plugged into hardwired connection, is this unusually high and if so, harmful?

Plugged in cig lighter connection, back to 12.5 - 14.1 fluctuating.
 

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Fingers crossed Mithheru.

So I checked voltage on my way home last night, running at 18.7 +/- when plugged into hardwired connection, is this unusually high and if so, harmful?

Plugged in cig lighter connection, back to 12.5 - 14.1 fluctuating.
You'll have more than detector problems if your charging system is at 18.7v. For a start you'll boil your battery dry. I'd double check that, you should see anywhere from 12 to mid 14's.
 

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It had the same thing this morning before I switched it back to the cig charger. Just doesn't make sense. Will get one of our techs to put a volt meter on it at work, see if its right
 

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It had the same thing this morning before I switched it back to the cig charger. Just doesn't make sense. Will get one of our techs to put a volt meter on it at work, see if its right
This would explain my observations on your LRD950, which to me looks likely to have been cooked on the high voltage. Don't recommend you use your R3 until you get the voltage checked out.
 

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Is this voltage displayed by the RD? If so, I'd take that with a pinch of salt.
 

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Is this voltage displayed by the RD? If so, I'd take that with a pinch of salt.
I'm not sure about that. Measuring voltage is trivial as is measuring direct from the DC voltage. My old redline always used to have the voltage displayed. Over three years I gradually saw the voltage on my roadster drop, so I new when I needed to replace my battery, earth cable and also to have the alternator checked. 18.7 volts is a very large pinch of salt. We also know his LRD950 died just a few months ago, which he sent to me to see if could use for the DFR7 conversion, but its completely dead even connecting via USB.
 
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I should have been more specific and said if the voltage display is that far out, check it properly with a multimeter. Making sure it's not a detector fault.
 

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Just recorded this on the way home. Nice capture with the R7, shame someone got a ticket, more revenue collection going on here.

 

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A big thank you to DudeiNnZ for meeting me and confirming I have a dud.

Laser detection worked but not so much as a sniff on K or KA. As per his advice, I've rolled back the detector to firmware (as per the Uniden thread on here) and will see what if any difference re-flashing the firmware does, otherwise next step is to try and get refund from buydig. I have one on the way from Amazon anyway, so hopefully something falls my way
 

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A big thank you to DudeiNnZ for meeting me and confirming I have a dud.

Laser detection worked but not so much as a sniff on K or KA. As per his advice, I've rolled back the detector to firmware (as per the Uniden thread on here) and will see what if any difference re-flashing the firmware does, otherwise next step is to try and get refund from buydig. I have one on the way from Amazon anyway, so hopefully something falls my way
Unfortunate :( Hopefully the US retailer can offer you an easy solution, like a store credit or similar. Let me know if you need to meet-up again, weekends are easiest!
 

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I've sent an enquirer back to them about return / refund procedure.

Thanks for that message. I found a few threads on here with similar symptoms, I'm not hopeful that a flash of the firmware will do anything
 

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I've sent an enquirer back to them about return / refund procedure.

Thanks for that message. I found a few threads on here with similar symptoms, I'm not hopeful that a flash of the firmware will do anything
Yup, unfortunately, I think it is RIP. Bugger! but at least you have another on the way!
 
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I've sent an enquirer back to them about return / refund procedure.

Thanks for that message. I found a few threads on here with similar symptoms, I'm not hopeful that a flash of the firmware will do anything
Amazon returns procedure is generally quite good, so it should be too much of a problem in the long term.

I'm still concerned about your voltage. Make sure you get that checked out before you use another one.

Another thing to be aware of: Check the seal on the box when it arrives. The transparent circular sticky plastic disk that closes the box should be intact if you've bought a new detector. The moment you're buying a 'new' detector, and that seal is broken you're already rolling the dice.

Due to my experiences on Amazon, I now video record the actual unpacking of the Amazon box, with close ups of the shipping details. Vast majority of times, it'll be all be fine (I do note the guy you bought your R3 does seem to have a good reputation). However, I have had two dud detectors sent through Amazon from other sellers, and that is just a waste of my time.
 
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No dice with Buydig, their return period is 45 days, ran out mid November. Looks like I'll have to send it back to Uniden US to have any joy. Their website says I need a US address to act as an intermediary, not sure if my youshop address is sufficient for this (anyone with experience of this?).

Pleased I've got another on the way, just hope I don't lose out too much $ having to buy 2

What the wife doesn't know won't hurt her..... :)
 

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No dice with Buydig, their return period is 45 days, ran out mid November. Looks like I'll have to send it back to Uniden US to have any joy. Their website says I need a US address to act as an intermediary, not sure if my youshop address is sufficient for this (anyone with experience of this?).

Pleased I've got another on the way, just hope I don't lose out too much $ having to buy 2

What the wife doesn't know won't hurt her..... :)
It is the holiday season, but hoping, one of the US guys can help you out and act as an intermediary, but I am hoping the youshop address will suffice.
 

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It seems to be for posting a replacement back to, otherwise they indicate communication is via email. I do have friends that live in Vegas I can contact and give details to if needed, but hopefully it will suffice.

Shows how good NZ consumer protection laws are, no "deal with the supplier", but their sand pit, their rules
 

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