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realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 20:07
by stanogs68
i have the above scanner and the screen started going darker the numbers are clear the backlight has gone dim ,can i remove it clean it up ,is it for the scrap heap and if so were can i source another

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 22:23
by Admiral
See the last few posts of this thread.

http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33834

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 28 Feb 2016, 19:33
by stanogs68
cheers admiral but they said there out of stock ? any idea

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 28 Feb 2016, 19:46
by Admiral
Buy a torch.

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 02:28
by Buick Mackane
Admiral wrote:Buy a torch.
Personally i prefer a candle, Heats my shack up lovely

Cant you use a standard LED ?

And whats this doing in the homebrew section? :wtf:

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 07:20
by stanogs68
I just thought this section was for help with problems and believe it or not I have been using a torrch what your basically saying is you have no idea ,never mind

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 00:13
by marineboy101
you can replace th el back light no problem its a bit fiddley to get to but easy to replace have a look here
http://elwirecraft.co.uk/el-products/el ... -scanners/

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 00:13
by marineboy101
ohh forgot to mention did it to mine and did the 400 ch mod too

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 16:32
by stanogs68
is it like an original part or is it just like lights fitted behind ?and how do you mod it to 400 ch ?

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 25 Apr 2016, 11:04
by MARKASTERIX
400 CHANNEL and SPEED MODIFICATION

On the top of the sub-circuit board, locate the slot for D-513. Count backwards from there until you get to the space for D-510. Install a diode at D-510 in the same polarity as the rest of the diodes. There, you now have 400 channels instead of 300 ! Now install a diode at D-514 and you have increased the scan speed to 20 channels/sec from 16 ch/sec. Carefully re-assemble the metal box. Make sure everything else is as it should be. RE-invert the radio so it is right side up.
http://psicorps1984.tripod.com/2003/200 ... 6mods.html

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 26 Apr 2016, 07:16
by bigbloke
beware the 400 channel mod - not all CPU boards last more than a year afterwards

regards

BB

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 26 Apr 2016, 08:13
by Admiral
Good luck filling 400 analogue channels in 2016.

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 02 May 2016, 17:03
by bigbloke
zero problem doing that here - my bct-15x has 2048 out of 9000 memories loaded across 8 systems
in fact thats one of the reasons I upgraded my 15 to a 15x and dedicated my 15 to digital - was running out of channels

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 02 May 2016, 17:11
by stanogs68
i have more chance of winning the lottery than doing that haha jesus

Re: realistic pro2004 scanner

Posted: 02 May 2016, 17:13
by stanogs68
admiral could you do that bloody hell id struggle doing the light i think i need lessons or something