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Unication G5 red and orange lights

ma8007

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Hello everyone,
My brand new recently purchased G5 after being powered down for several hours I noticed the red and 2 orange lights on top are lit up..It goes away after powering it on but after several hours off it returns..My dealer and Unication say there is glitch in the 1.3 firmware that is causing this and it will be fixed in the next FW update..Has anyone experienced this with there G4 or G5 with the 1.3 FW?
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policefreak

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Yea I have the same thing consistently. I seem to remember another time this was a thing...back maybe 2 or 3 firmwares ago.
 

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I have seen this once since upgrading to 1.3. Prior to that, the only time I encountered that combo was when the battery was accidentally run all the way down.
 

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To follow up with my previous post, I have had the same issue last year. Unication determined it was a hardware issue and my 6 months old pager was replaced. I have not had the issue since the replacement and updating to 1.3 however.
 

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To follow up with my previous post, I have had the same issue last year. Unication determined it was a hardware issue and my 6 months old pager was replaced. I have not had the issue since the replacement and updating to 1.3 however.
That is very interesting..My dealer and Unication say its the firmware.Based on your experience I’m starting to believe it’s defective.Also if everyone on FW1.3 had this issue the forum would be blown up with complaints..
 

ma8007

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I emailed David Oney from Unication and his response was

That issue has been identified and it is not The same issue that was occurring before. This issue will be fixed in the next release Which will be coming Soon.
Considering Unications track record on firmware fixes I am not real optimistic that it will happen anytime soon. I hope I am wrong.David does frequent this forum and it would be nice to get a eta on this fix.
 

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Interesting, I have 1 G5 and 5 G4 at work and while most stay on all the time 1 G5 and a couple of the G4 will get shut off over the weekend. I have never seen them do this. I am on V1.30-08072020
 

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Hello everyone,
My brand new recently purchased G5 after being powered down for several hours I noticed the red and 2 orange lights on top are lit up..It goes away after powering it on but after several hours off it returns..My dealer and Unication say there is glitch in the 1.3 firmware that is causing this and it will be fixed in the next FW update..Has anyone experienced this with there G4 or G5 with the 1.3 FW?
Thanks
Yes. I recently purchased a new G5 and it is doing the same thing.

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Mine only does this when the battery runs down. If you’re scanning and the speaker doesn’t release (known problem) and power it down, it will stay stuck (the speaker stays on with the hiss) and the battery runs down leading to the lights coming on. That’d be my guess what’s happening. If the lights are on and the battery is charged, that’s something I’ve never seen.
 
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