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12-20-2003 01:16 PM  13 years agoPost 1
heli13

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Grovetown, Ga.

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How many have replaced, or had replaced the internal memory cell battery in their transmitter?
If you did it yourself, do you remeber the battery number....so's I can have one here before I open it up?

And I really don't know why I'm doing this...the radio is 5 years old, but has never had a dead battery in it....it should never have put a drain on that battery, and it should've stayed in a "float" mode with the main battery hot...'course there's always the posiibility....that I ain't got a clue as to what I'm ramblin' on about...

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12-20-2003 02:19 PM  13 years agoPost 2
RICK S.

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Lafayette,La

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10SXII

Mine is six years old never changed the battery either! i have had people tell me they have went 8 years plus without problems.

Rick S.
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12-20-2003 04:29 PM  13 years agoPost 3
keybaud

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Malvern, UK.

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I took my PCM 9X apart and it was just a standard flat battery in a holder. If you open the radio, whilst leaving a battery in the main compartment, it may be possible to replace the backup one without losing any settings. (But I've not seen inside a 10X)

Simon

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12-20-2003 08:25 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Al Magaloff

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The ones in my original PCM10(1987) and back-up PCM10(1988) are still going strong.

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12-20-2003 09:38 PM  13 years agoPost 5
heli13

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Grovetown, Ga.

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Thanks guys...kinda what I thought...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'll leave it alone for now.

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12-21-2003 09:18 AM  13 years agoPost 6
9387ASH

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UK

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The problem with the 10SX series is that to get to the battery, you have to disconnect all the cables to the board to remove it. Once that is done, you dont have too much time to remove the Lithium cell and replace it before the memory IC discharges and dumps all your settings.

Once that happens, you really have to send it in for recalibration of the A to D converter, stick endpoints. Plus you will have lost all your model memories.


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12-21-2003 11:03 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Al Magaloff

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MacMan, thanks for the "tech" stuff. That is probably why JR has always wanted the transmitter to come back for service.

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12-21-2003 11:13 AM  13 years agoPost 8
9387ASH

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UK

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You're welcome. Plus at the same time, they will usually give the set a once over at the same time. usual things, Frequency accuracy, Deviation and Power Output. These things only take a few minutes to do so its just as easy to give it a quick checkover.

But in my experience, the Battery can last upto 10 years. I have had some early 347's come in for a battery change and the owner states that he bought the set as soon as the beast came out !

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12-21-2003 01:19 PM  13 years agoPost 9
heli13

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Grovetown, Ga.

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Thanks Mac-Man, what you say makes perfect sense, and when it needs it, I'll send the trans in to Horizon for service...'till then, it's fun time!

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