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Fast question about control cables.

merlin

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Has anyone ever bricked an Orion by using the wrong control cable ?
Tired,,not paying attention, I tried to power up an Orion radio with 802554P3 cable instead of 802554P9.
The cable going the wrong way should have been a good clue. Everything was dead,,no current draw but now, the radio won't hanshake with ProGrammer.
Radio is D2HHG4 and not so certain I have the right radio selected in Programmer.
The head is KRY1011632/12, the right 4 button head for the radio. Hope I didn't pop it as well.
I have a new XXP9 cable coming next week, hoping to have the radio programmed by then.
 
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merlin

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Yep. the DB37 connector, the cable exits to the side. With the XXP3 cable, it literally covers the power connector on the orions.
Problem here is in trying to use the P3 cable, now one of my good orions won't do anything now with the right P9 cable. No power, no control head,,no nothing.
Looking at the wiring diagrams, I see nothing that would damage a radio or head, it just won't work. it just won't handshake with the PC.
ProGrammer is finicky about having the right radio selected, only one orion on the list but ?????
 
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