How to reset a Baofeng UV-5R without using the Menu button

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by WS2L, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. WS2L

    WS2L Guest

    I did something with the crazy radio and now it is locked and can not change anything. The manual says to reset the radio to go into the menu, go to a specific menu that will reset everything. The problem is that I can not get into the menu in order to get to that particular menu to reset the radio,

    Does anyone know of another way to reset the UV-5R WITHOUT using the menu option ?

    Help greatly appreciated.
  2. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    I got this off Google, don't know if it will work, but one guy got into the menu after turning the radio on WHILE holding the monitor button down. ???

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  3. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    If that doesn't work try the radio programming software, you should be able to unlock it with that.
  4. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Sue he can't get into the menu.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  6. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    You don't need to get into the menu to unlock the radio.

    When ON, the keypad will be locked if not used in 8 secs. Pressing the [#╓O] key for 2

    seconds will unlock the keypad
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  7. WS2L

    WS2L Guest

    Sorry guy's and gal's I tried everything you suggested and I still can't unlock the darn thing.

    I guess that's what you get for buying a radio for like $65

    Thank you everyone for your assistance, I'm not giving up yet. To the person who suggested using the software I didn't purchase the software and cable when I picked up this radio. I should have spent some extra money and bought a VX-6R instead.
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    If it is bricked then you maybe able to do reset it manually using a jumper. But it should not be bricked.

    What were you doing when it got hosed ?

    Good Luck.
  9. WS2L

    WS2L Guest

    I was in the menu changing a setting, can't remember what now but nothing that should have locked the radio up.
  10. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think a cable can be had for about $10 US, maybe cheaper.

    It may be worth having if you own that radio.

    I guess you removed the battery ?

    Have Fun.
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