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TK-8180 Shuts Off While Programming

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I just bought a TK-8180 that is equipped with ignition sense. I hooked it up to my power supply and applied 12V to the ignition sense cable and attempted to write a codeplug to the radio. It shut off at Block 54/264. Each successive attempt to write results in the radio shutting off at the same block. After shutting off, the radio instantly powers back on when I remove and reapply current to the ignition sense cable. I have tested my cable and power supply with another radio and encountered no problems. What should I be doing here?
 

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Two things I'd suspect….

There's a small lithium battery that backs up the real time clock when the power is disconnected. If this is an older radio and it's been sitting unused for a long time, that could be shot.

If that's not it, I suspect the memory is toast.
 
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Two things I'd suspect….

There's a small lithium battery that backs up the real time clock when the power is disconnected. If this is an older radio and it's been sitting unused for a long time, that could be shot.

If that's not it, I suspect the memory is toast.
It's a 2009 by date code; I bought it from a transportation company. Not sure when it was last used, but it functioned just fine until I tried to write a codeplug to it. I'm inclined to agree with you on the memory being bad. The last user only had a handful of channels programmed and no functions beyond momentary monitor. Fortunately, the seller has agreed to exchange it.
 
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Update: I received the new radio today. It programmed up just fine, and seems to be functioning properly on the RF side.
 
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