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UV-380 won't connect to computer


Mar 3, 2012
Miiddle TN
I'm having a problem with a UV-380 connecting to a notebook . I don't have a problem with my laptop (Dell win 10) but the same software/cable/radio will not connect to the notebook (lenovo win 10).. When I look in device manager it shows up as "digital radio in usb mode" on the notepad. My laptop does not show that and works fine. I've downloaded a newer version of the software when the one I had did not work, no joy there, also downloaded USB driver for digital radio for the notepad... Nothing, just keep getting the error message " check the usb cable .... " Several weeks ago a friend asked about the radio and I told him I had no problems, he bought one and couldn't program it, so he brought the notepad to me and I'm running into this.. Anybody ever experience this ..The notepad beeps when the cable is plugged in and radio is turned on indicating the notepad recognizes the radio in connected..