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"U" Split Astro Saber powers up and then dies......

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spdfile1

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Fellow /\/\ Brethren,
Picked up a "U" split Astro Saber with a so-so battery and 4734 charger for about $55 and was planning on selling the charger with another radio and use the 800 MHz portable as a test unit and for parts. Well it turns out the radio does exactly what the write up says.....it powers up in self test mode and then goes dead. No response to button presses or nothing. I figured when I read the write up about it doing that it was due to a poor battery. Anyone got any idea what's up with it off the top of there head. I guess it'll just be a parts radio. Also I used several fully charger batteries.
 

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Are you able to read the radio when it is in its "powered off" state? If you can and if it is inhibited, it will state that it is on the computer screen. An inhibited radio can still be read and written to, it will just act dead when powered on. Usually an inhibited radio won't show anything on the screen at all, even when powering the unit on. The exception is when it first becomes inhibited. If the system was set for killing the radio while the radio was off, the next time you power the radio on, you'll see the screen as normal until it affiliates with the system and then the inhibit command will reach the radio and the screen will go blank.
 

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You'd be wise to stop openly mentioning or discussing software that was never intended to be distributed to or used by the public.
 
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