Magnum Alert 1008e resetable?

Old 09-01-03, 09:17 AM
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Exclamation Magnum Alert 1008e resetable?

I am currently working on my aunt's magnum alert 1008e system, and over the years the rats have demolished the wiring. The system has been powered down for years. When I powered it back up, and tried to reprogram it, i found out all the old programming is kept in some kind of FlashROM. I knew the old user code, but the user program and installer program codes were a mystery to me. I tried the default, and the user program code is the same, but the installation code was changed. I need in the program mode!!!! I was wondering if there is some way to reset the whole system to start from scratch. I looked at the installation manual and it never states if this is possible. Even if I had PROM, you need to enter and exit the installer program mode to load the PROM . PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!! AHHHHHH!!!

P.S. If anyone knows where I can pickup some compatible wireless door/window sensors please tell me that also.

Old 09-01-03, 08:20 PM
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I'm not a Napco expert, but from what I can tell from the manual, the only way to enter programming is with the installer code (or Dealer Program code, as they put it.) The manual doesn't mention anything about defaulting the system or a "back door" into programming.

So, if you want to do any programming on your system, it sounds like you'll have to replace the control panel and possibly the keypad. Fortunately, these days on the internet you can get a very good system (better than the MA1008e systems) for less than $200. I recommend the ITI Concord Express - very easy to program and very easy to use - plus it comes with a 16 zone wireless receiver.

As for the wireless on the MA system, the manual mentions something about an R1000 wireless receiver? Not sure if they are still available (I'm sure they are), and even less sure about price or where to look - but, that receiver would be pretty useless without the program code anyway.

If you can't get your hands on the R1000 receiver, you could always use something like the ITI Quik Bridge receiver to connect to the hardwire zones on the system (again, if you can't get into programming, that's not going to do much good.) That receiver acts like a hardwire zone by activating an on-board relay when it receives transmissions from the wireless sensors. So, basically what it does is let you use wireless on any hardwire system. For the most part, it's cheaper than adding proprietary wireless systems also.

Hope that's some help at least. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Old 09-02-03, 06:28 PM
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Thanks!! That's a lot of help actually, because most of the wiring is gone I was looking for somethign wireless!! I can probably make it work with the ITI quick bridgw, could you give me a reputable site to buy it from? Thank you again!!

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