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P7100IP scan model : Never ending Power Up Self Test cycle

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tampabaynews

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I had some issues with a P7100 scan model.

When attempting to update the feature string I noticed Radio Maintenance could not read the tracking nor feature data from the radio.

I used the default tracking data file for the radio. After that I was able to update the feature string and upload the personality without any errors.

Now the radio goes into the Power Up Self Test display in a never ending cycle.

Any ideas?
 

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First time working with this particular radio and I did not back up anything.

Yes I am an idiot.
 

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Disregard.

I put the radio through recovery again. I did not update the radio code but erased the EEPROM. Then I wrote the default tracking data and used the new feature string I was trying to update.

All is well. I will make my backups of everything.
 

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Read out the radio firmware and DSP and save them. They will come in handy if you ever have a serious corruption issue and have to reload them into the radio.

You will do it by using the "write code to file" and "write adi/dsp to file" buttons in the radio maintenance tools.

ProGrammer 18 was the last version to includes these buttons in the maintenance tools,
and thus it's a VERY good idea to keep a copy of 18 installed even if you update to 19 or 20.

This functionality does not exist in RPM, unfortunately.
 

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I have R20C installed and I don't see those buttons. I got my discs from Harris a couple of months ago so I don't have any previous versions.
 
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