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Old 12-26-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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Hey guys I got a V1 for christmas and put it in the Z tonight

It worked fine for 1-2 minutes then it started a consitant beeping with an E on the display...it wouldn't stop untill i turned it off...then I could turn it on again and after 1-2 minutes it would do the same thing.

I'm pissed I never had any problems out of my $50-100 radar detectors and now I get a $400 "Top of the line" V1 and this crap happens...what's the deal?

This ever happen to anyone?
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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I haven't heard about this, but check to be sure the power is good... otherwise, warrantee is your friend.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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Yuh...power is good...it's just hooked up to my cigarrette lighter.

I don't want it fixed I want a brand-new one. I hope there customer service is good because I'm going to let them know I will not be happy with a refurbished/fixed unit.

I mean heck this thing is only 5 days old...and the first time it gets plugged in it is crap!

Do you guys think they will give me a brand new one?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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i hope they take it back, but not send it to me! heck for that kind of money they should overnight you another one. i am expecting mine today. i bought one last week and picked 2 day shipping, but i guess the holiday backed them up. good luck
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Old 12-26-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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Thanks! They haven't been open the past couple of days...waiting for tomorrow....they open back up then..
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:08 PM   #6
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yo, dude, calm it a bit. Valentine has great CS. I have never had a problem with them.

Whatever you do, don't call with a chip on your shoulder, that will shut them down faster than fast. Be nice, tell them what went wrong. They will make it right.

I doubt they will repair that unit. And they won't resell it as new - that's called "illegal." So neither of you have a concern.

The reason I asked about power source is that if it's a little off, these can act queer.

As for V1's CS, I only encountered one person here that ever had a problem with them, and for the most part, his attitude created the problem.
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:24 PM   #7
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I'm never rude when I call CS anywhere...I'm just a little pissed my unit isn't working correctly...I tried it in 3 different cars so it's not the power source.

I'm making a long trip this weekend and would really like to have my V1 with me. Hopefully they will straighten this out and ship me out a new one ASAP!
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:07 AM   #8
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thanks for posting that!
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:37 PM   #9
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Well called them this morning and I'm overnighting my unit (which they are paying for) and hopefully they are going to fix it tomorrow and overnight it back to me by Friday. I hope everything works out!

I'll keep ya'll posted
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:22 PM   #10
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ive had my V1 since ... ummm ... 2002

it broke twice, detecting false alarms (3 or 4 items while in the garage) both times they fixed it without question .. personally i wonder if its got something to do with the florida heat messing with the unit, but that's only my uneducated guess.


V1 is in my opinion the BEST radar dectector and their company is even better.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:37 PM   #11
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Call them ... they have great service ...
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:37 AM   #12
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Ive never had a problem with radar detectors especially the cheapies. Maybe you just got a bad one. That does happen. Its mechanical nothings perfect...
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Well they fixed it...no questions asked...and overnighted it back to me....all in all....I'm very happy....

and not to mention i'm in love with this radar!
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fantastic!!!
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