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What error do you get on the Uniden Bearcat scanner, when you try to access what functions, please? to start with...
With that info, I can assess what's wrong, and advise you about the situation.
Did you set a locking code on it before this?
When scanning, press HOLD to stop scanning.
Then, press and hold down I/O button, until prompt appears saying:
Confirm Unlock All Channels?
and then press PGM/E to confirm the unlocking of all channels.
Does that get rid of the lock icon, please? let me know. Thanks.
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I'm sorry to hear that.
Did the unlock icon go away, or is it still there?
What does the screen of your Bearcat scanner show? (I ask in case there's anything unusual about it.)
Is the lock icon still showing?
Is there a button that is titled I/O ? or IO ?
OK. Here's the instructions, please try them again, and observe and respond immediately (so that we can tell what's what with it, and how to help the problem) after, please:
press HOLD to stop scanning.
Then, press and hold down l/o button,
until prompt appears saying: