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CDM1250 Wont Turn On

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I have a UHF CDM1250. This thing worked fine when I plugged it in to turn it on, etc. Well, I finally decided to program it, so I read the original codeplug from the radio. The ONLY thing I changed was that I added new channels to it. No changes in radio configuration, etc. When I wrote the data back to the radio, the radio shut off. It took forever to get it to turn back on. I placed jumper wires on #7 and #9, only managing to get it to randomly turn on now. The fuse is good, it just turns on sometimes. You can press the button a million times and NOTHING, then all of a sudden you push it and it comes on. Any help will be greatly appreciated. OH, I did manage to turn it back on once and under "radio config" I changed the ignition sense to DISABLED. It was under "on/off & ignition".
 

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I have had that happen a few times on those, I always save the codeplug before I change anything, normally if you dump the old code plug in it goes back to normal. Then start over and try again, that has always worked for me
 
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That's the problem LOL. I can't get it to turn on now to write anything back to it. I do still have the original codeplug, but I can't get it to turn on except when it wants to.
 

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Sounds like a bad flex.
agreed.

If you have a second radio, do some troubleshooting by swapping the control head flex cable.

It sounds bizarre, but that was the solution to my exact same problem some a few months ago. The radio I have never gets moved from its base mounting so idk how it could have gone bad.
 

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hmmm thats weird that it was fine until you wrote to the unit. Mine was always a little touchy but it got worse when i opened up the head to clean the display and keypad. Now it only will turn on if the on/off / volume button is positioned at 2 o'clock and you gotta really push hard. Same thing to turn it off - it must be in the same position. The volume portion of the switch still works like new though.

Dunno if something went in your switch but just a thought. There is a contact plate right under the switch - maybe it's dirty? Still doesn't explain why it worked fine prior to reading/writing.

ooh Motorola...
 
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