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Maestro Internal Software Updating

ka7gzr
ka7gzr Member ✭✭
edited April 2020 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

Most of the time when I boot the Maestro right after I choose v1.8.4.18 I get this message:

"Maestro Internal Software Updating (Step 3 of 4). Please wait..."

It then it boots normally. I installed v1.8.4.18 the day it was available and have had no unknown issues except this message occasionally.

I have yet to prove it but this happens only when I boot on battery power. Time will tell.

Has anyone else seen this?

Jim

ka7gzr

Comments

  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Hi,

    I've seen it too. But it happens on external power also.

    73, Jim N9VC
  • ka7gzr
    ka7gzr Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017

    Agreed- this evening it happened with external power also.

    Jim

    ka7gzr

  • WW1SS - Steve
    WW1SS - Steve Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    I get the same issue here too on occasion.
  • Martin AA6E
    Martin AA6E Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    Be sure to do an "orderly" shutdown, by clicking the power button and waiting for Maestro to go to sleep -- until the LED back lights shut off.   The problem may occur when you shut off external DC power abruptly, so I'm guessing.
  • Samuel Strongin
    edited July 2016
    Mine has also done this since I updated to 1.8.4
  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi,

    No, I do not shut off the power supply as I am using
    it for other equipment. Also it did it on the earlier
    Maestro updates. I am not bringing it up as a complaint
    as I wait a few seconds and continue on. I only replied
    to the original poster to answer his question. For me it
    is not a problem.

    73, Jim N9VC
  • WW1SS - Steve
    WW1SS - Steve Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Same here mine has also done it in previous versions.
  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    Jim
    Which battery?

    Sounds like one to avoid. Model and vendor information, Please.

    73, Jay - NO5J
  • Tim VE6SH
    Tim VE6SH Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    My Maestro also displays this behavior since 1.8.4
  • ka7gzr
    ka7gzr Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016

    Jay,

    I now am experiencing this with external power so it's not a battery only occurrence.

    Jim

    ka7gzr

  • Jay Nation
    Jay Nation Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Jim

    Ok so it's not, "only when I boot on battery power" then.
    I just thought you were on to something.
    Maybe it has nothing to do with power.
    In order to fix the problem Flexradio will need to understand the problem.
    The devil is in the details.
    Reporting them correctly, saves time.
     
    73, Jay - NO5J
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    With one of the changes we made in 1.8.4 to prevent the PIC controllers from getting hung in bootloader mode and preventing the Maestro to boot, we may have inadvertently created a situation where we are not getting some state information and the Maestro thinks one part of the software needs to be reloaded upon start up.  This situation is operationally benign, but will slightly delay the Maestro startup.  We are aware of the situation and it has been entered into our bug tracker for resolution.  Thanks for the heads up this was happening. 
  • ka7gzr
    ka7gzr Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Thanks Tim!

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