If you've noticed a small crack in your radio casing on the rear panel, under you battery clip. Don't panic. We can give you an answer and some advice on how to care for your radios.
Firstly. What's caused the crack?.
If you've got one of the first generation models of TYT radios, namely the MD-380 radio in particular. Tytera have identified in a small number of cases, a weakness in the plastic around the belt clip. General wear and tear on the belt clip area can lead to the case cracking slightly. Naturally. This can be a bit unerving if you feel your radio coming loose on your belt.
How can you fix or correct the issue?.
If you do have an early model of the TYT MD-380, TYT themselves have offered replacement cases to fix the problem. Many people have asked just for the small area around the belt clip to be fixed, but it's not practical.
How to get a replacement radio case?
If you have a cracked case or cover on your TYT radio, as UK Distributors of Tytera products. We can arrange for a replacement case to be posted out to you. As mentioned, in most cases this only affects a small proportion of the MD-380 DMR radio. For cracks in other cases, this is likely down to mismanagement of the radio and a replacement case would be chargable.
In most cases, the only slight damage is to the battery release cover, shown below.
To get your replacement case or cover head to our Contact Us page. Fill out the form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
We won't ship abroad and currently only deal with customers of TYT based in the UK.
General Care Tips
- Every few months, depending on how frequently you use your radio. Ensure you check your belt clip screws to ensure they remain tight and haven't worked loose.
- Don't overtigten your screws and ensure they're not crossthreaded.
- If you notice your belt clip becoming stiff or harder to get off your belt. Check for signs of weakness in the springs or corrosion. It could be possible you need a new belt clip. Again, this would depend on the environment you use your radios and how frequently you use them.
We sell a range of replacement and spare parts for TYT radios, both digital and analogue. To find more replacement or spare parts for the TYT MD-380, head over to our Spare Parts webpage.
More TYT tips and information.
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