- Jun 5, 2017
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Yup, it's true. Packed it up and shipped it off to Texas today. The lights were on but nobody was home inside! About 2 months ago I started to notice random falsing to 35.5, nothing around, middle of nowhere, just alerting and it would continue for a while. I reloaded the firmware and had no change, so I downgraded back to 1.37 from 1.50 and had no change, still falsing. Next I turned that segment off completely. We have ZERO 35.5 here so no big deal, I thought I was good to go. Then about 5 weeks ago I started to notice that the R seemed more quite than usual and I started to get suspicious. One day not long after that I went by 5 LEO's and didn't get any detections. I know it's not a cop detector! Yes, YOU were thinking it. Lol. Around here very rarely do the LEO's have their units off. They are constantly on, and I'm not complaining, evil I/O. So, the next day I threw the DFR7 up on the window and sure enough the DFR started alerting to a traffic sign and the R was not. This particular detection was of a Ka unit, so I pulled over and did a factory reset and went back. This time it alerted and I thought, ok nothing serious. I left the DFR up on the following days just to babysit the R in case there really was a serious problem, and sure enough the R was silent and the DFR was alerting. So, I started running it up against known X and K locations, silence. Not good. So I took it down and threw it on my bench for about a week til I could get to it. I Upraded it to 1.53 in recovery mode, dumped all the locations and did a factory reset. I then took it back out against some known locations with the DFR nearby and still nothing, it was over. All the lights would come on and it would go through a self test and act completely normal but my once powerful R was now dead inside. I have no idea what went wrong in there, but I pulled it down and left the DFR7 up. That was a few weeks back and with the whole stay at home thing I wasn't driving at all so I didn't put much thought into it again until this last weekend. Saturday I went to Unidens website and got the info and packed it up for shipping. I ran it over to the UPS today and had it shipped out. I figure being stuck in the house is probably a great time to be without it while it gets fixed. Awesome right? Ugh.