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Ok guys heres my problem. Dropped my radio and had to get a new display put into it. NOw it is showing illegal key. Radio is able to be read by software but will not write with programming. Is this a flash issue that the radio needs reflashed. Thanks for the help. P.S. dont drop your radio off a 4 story building.
 
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ok. what menu is it located under. Also when I go to write the radio is says checking to see if device can accept codeplug and then the radio shows 1 csq and nothing happens then the radio reboots.
 

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An illegal key can also pop up when you assign an AES or OFB key to an analog channel. Digital only ciphers show illegal key on analog channels.
 

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That's the most likely cause but I wasn't sure how dropping the radio would have caused a change in the programming unless the encryption switch is in the wrong position for the channel or the switch has broken and has left the unit in full time encryption.
 

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It's be possible that the encryption module could have been knocked loose from the fall. Only way to tell is to open up the radio and make sure it's seated in its connector.
 
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