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Old 11-03-2013, 9:44 PM
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Default Kenwood Programming/Speaker Mic Port

Hello,

I'm having trouble with the programming port in my 3312. After several tries, I was somehow able to read the radio by holding the cable in the port without pushing it in all the way, but now I can't find that "right spot" to get it to write to the radio.

I know it's not the cable because I can read and write to other types of radios.

My question is, what kind of price should I expect to have that part replaced? Is it even worth it? I don't want to get overcharged...

Thanks, and if anyone has any other tips, I'll be glad to listen!
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:04 PM
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Try pushing it all the way in and holding it in place during the reading/writing process, my tk3170 has the same issue and this always works.

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:29 PM
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Thank you, I've tried that though. No luck. I've tried all sorts of positions and put pressure in different directions in case a connection was loose inside... Nothing worked
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:07 PM
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You didn't say what kind of cable you are trying to use, but here is my experience.

I am a cheap guy, but I highly recommend OEM cables to program 2 pin Kenwood radios. I have owned dozens of cables. The aftermarket cables seem to work just fine when they are new, but sooner or later, you are going to have a problem. It seems like I have had more problems with the newer model radios than the older ones. I have had some radios, that would not program with an after market cable that was tested to work on a bunch of other radios. The radio programmed fine with an OEM cable. I am not sure what the difference is. I have never had to throw away an OEM cable, but have thrown lots of aftermarket cables in the trash.

Good luck!
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Old 11-07-2013, 8:34 PM
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Default Re: Kenwood Programming/Speaker Mic Port

Do you use a speaker mic with your radio. Most of the time broken solder joints or broken contacts in the connector are the cause of this issue. Cost just varies by location.

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