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Old 10-23-2004, 08:16 PM
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Has anyone had an M8 transmitter simply die on them?

I have the backlight version and today, it simply would not work...right before a race no less. No light...nothing.

But it worked the night before when I was preparing all my equipment. I even bought new transmitter batteries, but that did not solve the problem. Hmmm? ANy ideas? Kinda bumed me out cuz I drove to a race only to drive back an hour later.
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:23 PM
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havent had that problem .. you might want to check the battery holder plug in side the radio may have a bad contact .. ... But my M-8 has never given me a problem .. excellant radio ..
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ok i will check that thanks...yah i love the m8 too...just wondering what could have happened...never had any problems before
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:42 PM
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I have had this happen to me, what prolly happened was, your batery tray inside the transmitter got bumped and came partially disconnected and had a power loss, give the radio a jiggle and it should work fine
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Old 10-24-2004, 02:09 AM
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might have inserted the batts the wrong way (polarity).
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had the M-8 for over a year and I had to send it into Airtronics three times and it had the problem you discribed and it cost me $40 to get it fixed and $12.00 shipping. I Gave it everything I got and I use to love it....Now I use the Helios and I have never looked back. I have had it for a while now and I would recommend it. Another thing.....Those transmitted bags are worth their weight in gold.....They are very important. I would probably not have had as much trouble with my M-8 if I would have had one...
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true that, except for the helios for me, I bought a transmitter bag before I even had my radio, that are awesome a keep your radio in top condition for resale, I also never tookk the protective cover on the screen off, don't want any scratches when I sell it to someone else, if I ever do
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