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MDX mobile question

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Aug 12, 2004
I have 3 800 Mhz MDX mobiles and have a problem with the programming. The first one read and wrote properly, but the second and third have had problems. Both were put into programing mode, but would not handshake. When I powered them off and back on, both powered on in program mode without holding any keys. I eventually got one to write, but after programming, it still powers up in program mode. Is there a way to reset them? On some good advice, I removed the front covers to make sure there were no stuck buttons, and both were clean. I am using Programmer ver 9, factory cable and Price Industries P96A.

Any help would be appreciated.


Jan 11, 2003
Ocean City,MD
MDX Trouble

If your MDX powers up in the program mode without a program cable attached, or buttons held, I suggest the following:
1. Remove the front cover and keycaps.
2. Remove the rubber pad that contacts the pc board.
3. Make sure that the pc board is clean and nothing has collected in the area of where the rubber pads contact the pc board.
4. Power up the radio without the rubber pad and see if the radio powers up in the program mode. If it doesn't, clean the rubber pad with soap and water, dry very well and return it to the radio to test. I have had the rubber pad cause this problem several times.
5. If the radio still powers up in the program mode without the rubber pad in place, you can use your good radio to test with. Take the display board from the good radio and test in the bad radio. You should be able narrow down where the problem is without too much trouble.

** Make shure the radio is unplugged from power cable before working with boards etc.

Good Luck
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