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CDM1550 Programming Issue

danielbts11

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Hello all,

So I'm looking for more things to trouble shoot here. I just purchased a CDM 1550 off of ebay. When I power the radio on it says unprogrammed with a constant tone playing. When I go to program it, the software can't find the radio, but the right com port is showing up. I tested programming my CDM 750 in the same exact way and it works fine. I thought maybe the jack on the front of the radio was bad, but when I plug in the microphone for it, all of the buttons light up and it appears to function. Any ideas??????
 

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Does this radio have the remote head kit on it?
I've had trouble with some radios not liking to be programmed with the remote head kit attached. Solution would be to remove the remote head kit, or try programming via the rear 20 pin connector.

If it's not remote head, I'd probably remove the control head and make sure the last owner reconnected the flex cable all the way. A bad/loose connection on the flex will mess things up.

With e-Bay radios, you never know...
 

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Couldn't he also program via the brick? Plug the programming cable where the cable for the remote head would go
 

danielbts11

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So I got it to work read the radio- it didn't have a remote head kit, but I did pop the normal head and reattach the ribbon cable and didn't have luck my first few tries but then it started to work.

While everyone is here...I'm having trouble doing the drag and drop method to transfer data from my 1250 code plug to the 1550. I can't get it to work at all, I got it to work a long time ago and I can't remember the process.
 

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While everyone is here...I'm having trouble doing the drag and drop method to transfer data from my 1250 code plug to the 1550. I can't get it to work at all, I got it to work a long time ago and I can't remember the process.
It’s a well known and oft repeated here fact that drag-and-drop AND cut-and-paste does not work in the Professional (Waris) Series CPS. Sorry, but you’re stuck with typing it all in every time you build a new codeplug.
 
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