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LPE Front Cover Swap

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groftcc

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I have a LPE-200 full keypad model. The LCD failed so I purchased a new front. The new front is not a full keypad model. Is there anything special I need to do after I make the swap to make the radio function? Thanks!!!
 

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You could just carefully disassemble the two covers and put the new cover's guts into the system model front, using its own keypad. You'd still have your system front that way.

If you elect to use the scan front, you'll have to use the radio maintenance program to make that change.

Get the radio's tracking data, edit the tracking data to change it from a system model to a scan model, and write that data to the radio. Then reprogram the radio with programmer, with your regular file,
selecting the scan version of your radio.


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On second thought...be really, really careful about doing the cover guts swap. Because IIRC, the UDC
connector is soldered to the flex circuit and changing it out is not for the faint hearted but should be done by a highly
skilled electronic assembly and soldering specialist.

I would look over the old cover very carefully and disassemble it with great care before even thinking
about doing the same to the new cover. Be sure you know what you're getting into by exploring the
old cover FIRST.


Elroy
 
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groftcc

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I will go with changing the model type in programmer. Might have some questions when i make the swap. Thanks for the help.

Craig
 
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