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Minitor vi ....PPS can't read, error #9

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Have an older minitor vi model A03JAC9JA2AN (D02.18) 5 chnl VHF serial #1368PQ00xx TANAPA : RLD1049A. 3331. Believe sn indicates it was made in Aug 2013, so must be an early model.

PROBLEM: When I attempt to reprogram it with the latest PPS version R01.08 the following read error mssg #9 appears; "unable to read pager, missing serial number, please program the serial number with the Serial Number Tool".
It will not read nor write, the error mssg #9 just appears.

Does the pager need an earlier version PPS, a firmware upgrade, or is this beyond a pager software issue?
My PPS and cradle work fine with my newer 2016 Minitor vi so I know that isn't defective...
My gut feeling is it might be the early version of the model....? Any thoughts out there?? What can be done so I can reprogram it with the latest PPS?
Thanks, Dale
 

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Resolution

Thrasher3:
YES, I was able to get my older model M6 to read and write with the latest version of the PPS.
I found a firmware update and reflashed the pager and that seemed to do it. The code plug is still the original TANAPA 'A' version but it works OK.
Unfortunately I have been away from home for several weeks and have not been able to document the specifics of what I did that worked as I tried several things. When I return I can post the specifics.

Is your pager an older version similar to mine and did you get the same error mssg? By any chance did you recently acquire it online?
Feel free to post or mssg me and I will see if I can help more...
73's Dale
 

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WHY, yes I did! LOL... I purchased it from a dealer on eBay... I just need to know how to get it programmed! I've tried the firmware update but it didn't seem to fix it...
 

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Thrasher3,
Hmmmm, I wonder if ours was from the same lot? Very reasonably priced, several lots of 10 that went fast!?
As I'm not home right now I can't tell you where online I found the update or version for that matter, but I downloaded it and it took less than a minute to update and it worked. It read a valid serial number, model and version. However as I recall it did not show any previous data just what appeared to be set-up data/ freqs.

Have you been able to program any other 6's with your setup? I knew my programming setup worked as I was able to program current 01.05 pagers, just not this real early version.
Don't get discouraged.... we'll try to help however I can.
 

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I purchased mine as a single... I have used the same programming cradle to program multiple fire departments so I know the cradle works with current firmware... I am not patient so this is bothering me! LOL
 
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