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Motorola Spectra (HELP!!!)

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HAFD_CADET

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I have a Motorola Spectra VHF with the remote A9 head. The problem is when I turn the radio on, it says "error 8/10" which means theres something wrong with the PA board. When I shut the radio off and turn it back on, I get "fail 1/90" (serial bus faliure). The PA board does have a couple blown diodes for some reason, but does anyone know if this radio can work without the PA board??? Would it fix the problem if I re-program it?

Please help!
 

zz0468

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The fail 8/10 could probably be cleared by turning off the siren/pa in RSS. But you'll have to fix the fail 01/90 error first. It means the control head is not talking to the radio. There are plenty of stupid reasons why this could be, like power to the head, and not to the radio. Are you sure everything is hooked up correctly?
 

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zz0468 is on the money. The best case scenario is that Fail 08/10 is just the missing external accessory (VRS, siren, etc.) that the software is looking for, and Fail 01/90 is a power fault. Green wire and the Red power wire go to the same point (Battery), Orange to a switched point or the same point as the Green wire, and of course, Black to Ground. Let us know.
 
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