R7 not turning on

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Enter the usual suspects.

This is becoming a trend here on RDF.

This detector threatens many.
 

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Yeah, we can replace them. we are currently out of stock, but should be getting some more mid-july.
 

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Well the good news is that it is just the cord... Using the V1 cable, it starts right up. The fuse looks fine but I will try and replace it tomorrow. Time to work on getting the hardwire kit installed this long weekend!
Thanks for clarifying, first impressions of “it wont turn on” can create all types of responses..usally negative
 

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Well the good news is that it is just the cord... Using the V1 cable, it starts right up. The fuse looks fine but I will try and replace it tomorrow. Time to work on getting the hardwire kit installed this long weekend!
I think this officially counts as a Valentine save.
 

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With as many power supply issues with the Uniden Attowave made devices as we have seen over the years, do the Radenso Attowave made devices have a similar failure rate?
For the R7 this is the first power supply failure I've noticed. I hope that it's very rare in the future.

Do the Uniden power supplies modify the power in any way? (My old RD9-XL reduced voltage to 9V but I know that's not the case here.)
One of the big reasons for the Valentine power supply longevity is that there's not much to them internally. 1 capacitor, a fuse, and some RJ outlets in what must be a sturdy outer shell.
 

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With as many power supply issues with the Uniden Attowave made devices as we have seen over the years, do the Radenso Attowave made devices have a similar failure rate?
For the R7 this is the first power supply failure I've noticed. I hope that it's very rare in the future.

Do the Uniden power supplies modify the power in any way? (My old RD9-XL reduced voltage to 9V but I know that's not the case here.)
One of the big reasons for the Valentine power supply longevity is that there's not much to them internally. 1 capacitor, a fuse, and some RJ outlets in what must be a sturdy outer shell.
Power cord failures are very common.
My Escorts had cord failure frequently. I had spare cords for each detector. I had a repair kit for new RJ11 ends.
My cause? Constantly removing from windshield and storing under the seat or in a console.
The repeated bending of the cord right at the RJ11 causes wire breakage.
Simple to cut off 1/2 inch and crimp on new connector.
How the user treats the cord has alot to do with longevity. Cord quality plays a factor too, but repeated bending will ruin any wire.
 

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Piece of crap R7!
It's going back to Best Buy!

Edit: Never mind it works fine now....I just realized I've been driving with a sun protector on my windshield.
 
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Power cord failures are very common.
My Escorts had cord failure frequently. I had spare cords for each detector. I had a repair kit for new RJ11 ends.
My cause? Constantly removing from windshield and storing under the seat or in a console.
The repeated bending of the cord right at the RJ11 causes wire breakage.
Simple to cut off 1/2 inch and crimp on new connector.
How the user treats the cord has alot to do with longevity. Cord quality plays a factor too, but repeated bending will ruin any wire.
I understand all of that and have re-crimped many thousands of RJ plugs over the years. Some of the failures we've seen are internal to the power supply (including the mute button) and the outer shell cracking under spring pressure against the fuse. Since the power supply isn't modular, a cord failure near the power supply itself leaves most people needing to replace the entire power supply.
 

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I understand all of that and have re-crimped many thousands of RJ plugs over the years. Some of the failures we've seen are internal to the power supply (including the mute button) and the outer shell cracking under spring pressure against the fuse. Since the power supply isn't modular, a cord failure near the power supply itself leaves most people needing to replace the entire power supply.
I must add too my previous post, constant removal of the cig lighter power adapter causes me wear and tear of the power and ground connectors.
Rebuilt many of those too.
But I have never had any electronic power failures of the adapter or detector.
Always a mechanical failure from heavy use.
I have hard wire kits on order for my R7 and Pro M to reduce this problem and clean up the install look.
 

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