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Baofeng Baofeng UV82/UV5Rx3 Wont Connect to Chirp

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ScubaJungle

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I just got what was advertised as a "tri-band UV-82" for very cheap. I am having problems connecting it to CHIRP - I plug it in and the screen turns orange as it is supposed to, but it then goes dark as if it loses connection.
Another strange thing is, I picked "UV-82" on the dropdown menu, and I got a notice saying that the radio is identifying as a UV5Rx3.
So, Im guessing a "UV82 tri band" is just a UV82 body flashed with UV5Rx3 firmware?

So - I cant get the orange screen/connection to stay on - the only idea I have, other than a hardware issue with the connector is, could the programming cable (Retvis), which I got for a UV5R, not be supplying enough power to the radio? I have the volume knob turned on all the way, but no luck.
Thanks
 
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