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Firmware issue for TK-290

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mwilds

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Hello, I am hoping that someone here can help me out. I have a TK-290 radio with serial number 10800xxx. The problem I am having is that I am trying to update the firmware with the 608F, but the radio says that it has 1EB9 in it. I know the serial number says it should be the 608F according to the LSB 0260, but that isn't what is in the radio. Am I reading the wrong set of numbers for the serial number? Help please.
Mike
 

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What is the LSB0260, I have been able to put updated Firmware in all but the oldest 290s, the old ones had limited memory for the FW, by your SN, it should either be made in Nov of 1999 or Nov or 2009, If it is the 1999 year, then you may have limited memory for the firmware.
 

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According to LSB-0260,
Based on your serial number, 10800xxx, you should be using 608F, as you stated.

But…
It also says for radios "Prior to S/N 105~ prefix, the latest firmware is "1EB9".

Sounds to me like maybe your radio was recased at one time and the serial number on the outside doesn't match the guts on the inside. If that is the case, then it sounds like you already have the latest firmware.

According to other info I can find, your radio would be pre-2001, since the firmware is completely different than the earlier models.

Why are you wanting to update the firmware?
 

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I was programming it and when I went to write to the radio, it said that some features would not work unless I had updated firmware.
 
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