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Tytera TYT MD-2017 Not powering up

woolvm

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Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
7
Location
Overland Park, KS
I have recently acquired an MD-2017 from an individual which I desired to upgrade and program. First of all, I successfully upgraded to firmware
TYT2017-UV(REC)-D414, and then I programmed the radio using the CPS 2017 V1.30 software. Everything seemed to work properly, but after turning the radio off for the night, and upon turning the radio on the next morning, I get absolutely NOTHING.....no display, no lights, and the buttons do not work. It is as if I had no power going into the radio. I have tested the MD-2017 with two different known and fully charged batteries, but still nothing. I know there is no known way to do a factory reset on this radio, but does anyone know where I could send it in for repair?? Tnx es 73 de Mike, WB0ZPW
 

N4VKF

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Jul 11, 2002
Messages
536
Go back and reflash the 4.05 firmware. It is more stable. The 4.14 was worthless.
 

waterguytony

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Aug 20, 2014
Messages
4
I have to take the battery off to charge it and mine will die overnight. I can’t figure out the cause of the power draw.
 

buddrousa

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Jan 5, 2003
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NW Tenn
Now you know why it only cost $150. They are not ICOM or YAESU and are not built with any quality (throw away radios).
 
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