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how can i fix my makita bmr101 dab radio?

Ive got a makita radio but when i switch it on it just displays 'welcome makita' and doesnt scan for stations like it used to.

September 2012
mine is stuck on the welcome screen only theres nothing i can do to get rid of this at all , has anyone fixed this problem at all please

October 2017
Hi my makita radio wont turn on .it was fine yesterday but turned off and wont turn back on

May 2017
Stations not on screen to see

John norbury
April 2017
My radio won't turn on

March 2017
how can i fix my makita bmr101 dab radio?
this site is very unhelpful...
Maybe someone know how fix freezing dab makita?????

thank for any help

January 2017
after my radio would not tune in ( no service message on screen) i took it apart and found that a very small wire had broken off the ariel ( looks like its a designed to fail part ) so re soldered it on and ....... hey presto ...all good again ..happy days .hope this helps

J poulton
October 2016
Had the same problem, tried to factory reset was just freezing. This was when I was on the DAB band, so I changed it to the Fm band and it reset within seconds.

Charles Mills
May 2016
Hi all
My radio when I press on it lights up but dose not engage in any scanning or no sound but when I press band and advance still no joy

August 2015
How long did reset take ? Mines taking forever i dont know if its frozen or not

June 2015
I had same probs with makita site radio stuck on dab tuning .unscrewed antenna pressed advanced setting went on factory reset .job done .

March 2015
the radio works ok but can not access any dab channels ive tried factory reset but no joy any ideas?

February 2015
My makita dab radio basically froze up, wouldn't let you use any buttons other then power on n off. I started when I gave the aerial a little twist to make sure it was in fully while it was on. Long story short, I opened up the radio, cut the aerial wire. That made everything work (although won't tune) but at least I can set it to aux.

January 2015
It does not start up

October 2014
Press band and advanced for about 5 seconds
Then scroll though until you reach factory reset and select yes

Rob B
October 2013
did you fix it? ours does the it's frozen

wpm paving
May 2013
The very first time you switch on the radio it does a default automatic scan of DAB stations to set it up, and all the stations are then stored to memory. Therefore it doesn't need to scan each time you switch on, as it already has the information it needs.

If you feel that you actually require a new scan because you've lost access to some stations (maybe because you're operating the radio in a different area to where you were when it carried out the initial default scan), or you're not able to pick up a new station that you've heard about for instance, then you have to start the Autoscan yourself by simply pressing the Auto Tune button while the radio is on the DAB Band.

November 2012


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