It happens more often than you might think… an employee comes in to tell the boss “someone ran over my radio”. It is not something a business owner or manager wants to hear. The radio repair center compression damaged radios in all shapes and sizes (Motorola, Kenwood, Vertex and others). Some are repairable, while others are not.
Repairability might depend on whether the radio was on a solid surface, or something simple like dirt or mud. It also depends on the rigidness of the housing. Larger radios are generally more forgiving than small radios, simply because there is more space between the component board and the exterior housing.
What to do if your radio gets ran over:
1) Turn off the radio. Look for physical signs of damage.
2) Be especially watchful of any battery which has been squeezed or crushed. (See the previous blog post about this.) If the battery is obviously damaged get rid of it in hazardous waste. If you are uncertain, send it in with the radio.
The good news is many business grade radios survive being driven over by a loader or truck. All is not necessarily lost. If your radio is damaged get it in to the radio repair center right away. Let us know it has been squeezed or crushed. We will do what we can to get it repaired and back to you right away.
Here at Delmmar Communications our nationwide 2-way radio repair center can assess your damaged radio and determine if it can be brought back to factory spec. The cost of radio repair is generally less than half the cost of a new radio. Give us a call, 800-872-2627.