Hi guys, I've searched the forums for a fix for the notorious and unacceptable false laser alerts on the Uniden R1/R3 and had no luck. I know many will say that RD's are no good for laser alerts anyway so who cares. I'm not here to try and convince ppl otherwise, even though my old Bel has saved me countless times from laser on the highway. I don't know, maybe my reaction time is better than most or the cops around here have real shaky hands. Either way, my old Bel used to save me about 50% of the time from laser on the highway, but since i got the R1 it's been nothing but false alerts, even with the firmware upgrade! Needless to say, super disappointing for a high end RD. We paid for the damned feature so it's unacceptable that it does nothing but annoy. Ok, sorry for the rant and onto the "fix". There is a sensor on the top of the unit intended for rear laser detection. It is a clear plastic "eye" with a light lead which feeds into the internal laser sensor. I simply opened up the unit, broke off the clear plastic light lead and taped over the opening in the metal laser sensor casing. This may void your warranty but i didn't care as mine's off warranty by now anyway. Went on a 1,000 km (600 mile) road trip and had only 1 false laser alert. Before it would false every few minutes. I didn't change anything else about my setup. Obviously rear laser detection is eliminated but it's a much better compromise than to turn laser detection off entirely. Hope this helps some. Cheers!