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2 BCD 996XTs crash during cloning

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TEH

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Hello RR friends,

While cloning one BCD996XT to another, the process was about 60% complete when the master radio powered itself off.

Now neither scanner will stay powered on. Both show the power up screen for about 2-3 seconds, then the display goes dark.

I tried the memory clear of 2-9-hold, but that does not solve the problem, neither scanner stays on for more than a few seconds.

Would appreciate any help or advice on this vexing problem.

Thank you
 

N0UDG

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This is a bit of a "shot in the dark" and you may have already tired it.

Unplug one radio from the AC and wait at least 5 minutes. Then plug the radio directly into a different AC socket (don't use an extension card, power-strip or UPS).

Now firmly hold down the 2, 9 , & hold keys and turn the radio on.
 

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Based on the described symptom, I'd guess that one of the scanners lost ground connection during the update, resulting in the full current of both scanners finding a path (for a brief time) through the data cable. After that brief time, both scanners were damaged and require repair.

There is nothing that a reflash could restore (cloning only affects the portion of memory where user data is stored, not the portion where the operating system is stored).
 

GumbyCT

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Hello RR friends,

While cloning one BCD996XT to another, the process was about 60% complete when the master radio powered itself off.

Now neither scanner will stay powered on. Both show the power up screen for about 2-3 seconds, then the display goes dark.

I tried the memory clear of 2-9-hold, but that does not solve the problem, neither scanner stays on for more than a few seconds.

Would appreciate any help or advice on this vexing problem.

Thank you
I do not own a BCD996XT but in reading the post realized the OP never mentioned if either unit was plugged into AC power.

I would think that weak or dead batteries would cause the problem and symptoms described.*

HTH

Edit: * a defective power source could cause the problem and symptoms described.
 
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