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Likely a bad battery. Most radios will flash red when a bad battery is in them.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

I also am a tech. I use an OLD computer due to the many oddities in Motorola software. My Win 98 computer finally died, so I am using a Pentium II running Win XP. But as an older tech, I still program some DOS radios. I have used a Celeron laptop in the field running Win 7, but it took me 6 trys for it to work. I think the CPU was too fast. Motorola does not agree with me :) . I bought an older laptop and a new battery and it is only used for programming. Win XP with an older Pentium. About 12 year old platform. Hope this helps!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

It is a business band radio, not a consumer radio. It must be programmed by a Licensed Two Way radio shop. The radios are programmed by a dealer for whatever frequencies (channels) the customer requires, so each radio can be programmed differently.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

Go to any Mobile accessories shop/a friend and ask them to test your phone with another charger.
Can be a charger cord broken, a charger phone plug broken pins or partially soldered or...a bunch of dust in the phone plug.
Clean it with a toothpick and retest!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

New batteries are needed if the 'recondition cycle either : Doesn't correct the problem, or runs frequently.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

Try Googling (Motorola)(TZ710)(manual) without parens.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018

The radio frequency you mentioned may be a broadband wide frequency with greater local power for which it over powers the channels nearby. It is similar to shadow waves on a TV when someone is sending a signal with a Ham Radio. Overlap can happen. In short, the disturbance must be within close range, perhaps in the same building.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018

This radio does not have default channels. It is programmed with software to whatever channels are needed. You will have to take it into a Motorola shop to get it programmed or search the web for a programming cable and software.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Pop it open and install new battery. $10 on eBay. Simple.


Otherise: Headset is not functional while charging.
Note: This product uses a lithium ion, rechargeable,
non-replaceable battery. Under normal use, the expected life of the rechargeable battery is approximately 400 charges.

There should be a seam around the headset where you can insert a fingernail or a small screwdriver to pry the case apart. I would try to open the case before you buy a new battery, because if you pop it open and break it, you haven't lost anything cause it's a one-shot deal anyways.

This isn't the same exact earphone, but the procedure to open it may be similar.


Good Luck!

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Try a different cable and charger. If that does not 'cure' the problem, the battery in the device is bad.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Google! May you be lucky and get the instructions. I found lots of people and makers of things put the instructions on the Internet.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

It really depends on the charger. Does it do this for your brand-new batteries, or just the batteries that are more than 2 years old and, therefore, need to be replaced? If it's happening to a brand-new battery, then maybe you're trying to use a nickel-cadmium battery charger for lithium-ion batteries or for nickel-metal hydride batteries, and you're dealing with a chemistry problem which requires Ni-CD batteries or which requires a newer charger.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017

What does the little sticker on the bottom of the charger tell you? It seems to me that a blinking red light means that the battery is so old that it will no longer take a charge and that it's time to replace the battery.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017

The person who programmed your radio decided if and how the channel scanning would function, and whether or not the person using the radio would be able to program a scan list, and if so, which switches or buttons to use. It was all determined using computer software and by connecting the computer to the radio. Maybe you have a 3-position switch. Maybe by putting the switch in a certain position, you can program the scan list yourself. Maybe when the switch is in the right position, then pressing a side button turns on a green light to indicate that you've just added that channel to your scan list. Pressing the same side button again turns off the green light to indicate that you've just removed that particular channel from the scan list. Do this for all 16 channels, then put the 3-position switch into the scan-on position. Instead of a 3-position switch, the person who programmed your radio may have decided that the 2-position concentric switch would be used for programming your scan list. If you're lucky, then your radio has an LCD display. If so, then select PROG and look for a blinking square symbol to tell you when to program your scan list and look for a letter Z with an arrow on it to tell you that your radio is scanning. On the other hand, the person who programmed your radio with a computer may have decided that you did not need to have and of these options enabled.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Check that your CTCSS or DCS settings are the same on both radio's, or OFF. If they are not the same, you will have a problem communicating with them.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Nov 07, 2017

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