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Programming HT1250

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marcloveland

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I have the latest Ver of CPS for 64bit. I programmed some radios a couple of weeks ago and everything worked great. Yesterday I went to go program my radio and the CPS gave me the error "Couldn't open port. Check whether Device/RIB are power on or not, and the device to RIB, and the RIB to PC connection is OK." any ideas to help me.
 

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I have the latest Ver of CPS for 64bit. I programmed some radios a couple of weeks ago and everything worked great. Yesterday I went to go program my radio and the CPS gave me the error "Couldn't open port. Check whether Device/RIB are power on or not, and the device to RIB, and the RIB to PC connection is OK." any ideas to help me.
Try this before you do anything else:

First, make sure the RIB has power. Double check the battery if you are using one; if not, make sure the wall wort is delivering power to the RIB.

Second, plug in the RIB to the PC.

Third, launch the CPS.

Fourth, DO NOT CLICK ON THE READ DEVICE BUTTON. Instead, click on File, and then select the Read Device choice. You should get a window that will ask you to set the comm port. Set the comm port.

Fifth, plug the cable into the radio and try to read the device.

Sometimes, the PC gets mixed up about which comm port the RIB is on. By following the above sequence, you get that sorted out.
 

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Also, search the Motorola forum for "open port" without the quotes. You will get dozens of posts all with the same issue. Remember that the HT750,1250, 1550, and the CDM750, 1250, 1550 are all programmed with the same CPS. Therefore, any programming or port problem and solution with one of these radios would generally apply to any of them.

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