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Troubleshooting - Motorola Talkabout T280 User Manual

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T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g
No Power
Reposition or replace alkaline batteries.
Recharge or replace NiMH battery.
Message Not
Make sure the Push-To-Talk button is completely
pressed as you transmit.
Reposition, replace or charge batteries.
Message Not
Confirm radios have the same Channel and Inter-
ference Eliminator Code settings.
Make sure Push-To-Talk is not inadvertently being
Reposition, replace or charge batteries.
Obstructions, operating indoors or in
vehicles may interfere with communication.
Change your location.
Check to make sure volume is turned up.
Hearing Other Noise Or
Confirm Interference Eliminator Code is set,
Conversation on a
(active settings are 1-38).
Shared Channel or Interference Eliminator Code
may be in use, try another.
Limited Talk Range
Steel/concrete structures, heavy foliage and use in
buildings and in vehicles will decrease range,
check for clear line of sight to improve transmis-
Wearing radio close to body such as in a pocket or
on a belt will decrease range, change location of
Heavy Static or
Radios too close. Radios must be at least 5 feet
Radios too far apart. Obstacles interfere with
transmission. Talk range is up to 2 miles in clear,
unobstructed conditions.
Channel/Code Locked
Make sure radio is unlocked. See page 17 for more
Low Batteries
Recharge NiMH battery or replace alkaline batter-
ies. Extreme operating temperatures will affect the
life of the battery.
Charger pin is not properly in place. Check to
Charger LED Double
make sure the charger pin is fully inserted into the
radio. If so, allow the radio to charge until the LED
glows solid.
Battery power is very low; double flashing indi-
cates that the battery is charging up slowly before
it starts to quick charge.
Can not Activate iVOX
Feature not armed. Follow instructions on page 20
(T289 only)
to arm and activate iVOX.
If the radio still doesn't work properly, contact your place of purchase or call
Motorola Product Services at:


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