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Help:IC-F5021 CLONE NG

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louis2322

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So I have a F5021, I was writing a file to the radio, and the vehicle in which the radio is connected had a fuse blow 3/4 the way thru. i got the radio powered back up and says now CLONE NG. Is there a way(pulling a IC chip pin low?) or button press to clear the invalid program so I can rewrite the codeplug?
 

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UPDATE: Got a telephone call from ICOM. They state it will need to be returned to them to unlock, but I dont buy considering how user friendly their circuit board is to HAM guys that I cant pull a pin low on a chip then force the codeplug in.
 

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First, why did the fuse blow? Sounds like something shorted.

Second, did you try writing to the radio again after it was powered back on?
 

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I was updating some older ICOM firmware, and some radios would get CLONE NG message after the firmware update. Instructions with firmware just say re-write the codeplug.

If it is not taking the codeplug, you could see if I would take firmware. (seems to be a different , lower level thing, because the radio looks powered off) Could make things worse. /shrugs
 

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Louis, did you find any answers besides the ICOM service one?
 
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