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Uniden BCT15 firmware v1.06 update problems

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I have a BCT15. It's currently operating with firmware v1.03.04. I would like to update it with v1.06.00. I have downloaded the firmware and updating application, and get the following response:

Error
This scanner is not an object for BCT15
Rewriting is impossible
Please turn off the power and remove the cable

I have confirmed with the FCCID, model number on the back and front, and even the remote command interface via hyperterminal (MDL,BCT15 VER,Version 1.03.04) and the rs-232 cable that it is indeed a BCT15 and not a BCT15x and my application of the BCT15_V1_06_00.scn firmware with BC_VUP_v2.0.0.7.exe should have worked without flaws. However, on six different computers and four different Windows operating systems, including as far back as Win98SE, Win2k, XP, and Win7; different com port speeds, and different RS-232 ports from the built-into-the-mainboard ports to USB adapters, I continue to get this error message.

Hopefully someone out there knows where I'm going wrong here.

Thanks.
 
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d'ough

Just found the problem, the RS-232 cable was bad. Even though I take good care of my gear, at some point the cable got kinked and was flakey. Good thing the firmware update never worked with this cable or I could have bricked my BCT15. I just fabricated a new cable, tested it with a multimeter to verify it's reliability, and the firmware update worked without a problem this time. Too bad that was my only factory RS232 Uniden cable. At least now I have a 12ft cable, just in case I ever need one that long. :)
 
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