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PC78LTW Service Manual?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Modifications' started by Robb, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    NOT the same as the Cobra 29WX/ST!
    Many of the VR aren't listed - FWIW.
    Anyone have This Uniden model SM?
    Thanks in advance.


     

  2. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Pretty sure that model came out after Uniden announced their "no more service manuals" policy.

    The excuse was that printing them made illegal mods easier.

    Right.

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  3. Robb

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    Agreed.
    If any company will not support their own product, it makes the customer reluctant to buy that products.
    Not as though the basic schematic isn't already out there; so why is a service manual a threat?

    Since you are in the business, are authorized repair shops given that info (schematics, service manuals) from Uniden? Not asking for the info from you, sure you have a NDA with Uniden, but was just a curious question.
     
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  4. nomadradio

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    If there is such a thing as an authorized repair shop for Uniden, I'd like to know who it is.

    If Uniden America outsourced warranty repair to a single depot operator, they would have to get hold of technical docs.

    If there were any kind of "back door" where you could bribe or sweet-talk a copy of "confidential" service info I'd be surprised.

    More likely any radio that gets sent back for warranty goes to the e-waste cruncher, and a new radio is sent to satisfy the warranty.

    Any radio that's largely surface mount inside is guaranteed to get "warrantied" this way. The labor to rework SMT stuff is just too expensive, compared to the cost of the radio.

    We never signed up as a warranty station for any manufacturer, ever, not once in 45 years. When we opened in 1975, my boss sent letters to several dozen manufacturers requesting applications for warranty authorizations. Not one of them paid enough to justify signing a contract with any of them. When I bought him out five years later the situation had only gotten worse.

    The whole concept of "warranty" will cease to have any connection with "repair" before long.

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  5. AudioShockwav

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    I have to agree, with a lot of these new radios, let's pick the President Adams, you can buy the radio new for @60 bucks or so.
    I can not see how they can afford to even open the cases and troubleshoot the radio.
    I worked in retail for a while, and a lot of products that were returned were " policy A "
    They did not even want us to send stuff back, give the customer a new one and pitch the returned item in the trash bin.
    Not worth the cost to return the item.

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    Jeff
     
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