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Flex 3000 will not power on.

My Flex 3000 will not tune on.  When I push the power button in the button goes in a fan turns on but the blue light will not light and what I'm assuming is a relay does not engage.  

Answers

  • PatrickPatrick WH6HI Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2
    Chances are that an internal fuse has blown. Open it up and check.
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    On the power plug make sure all wires are pushed in to make good contact, there are 2 red and 2 black, sometimes they pull out a bit. Push them in all the way.
    Upon startup just after you push the power button you should hear 2 clicks very close together.
  • ei3gqbei3gqb Member
    edited March 2018
    Send to your nearest flexradio servise center..have one and it needed work onit done...over here i sent it to flexrepair europe in de..got it back as new..regards.de francis(ei3gqb)
  • ei3gqbei3gqb Member
    edited March 2018
    Send to your nearest flexradio servise center..have one and it needed work onit done...over here i sent it to flexrepair europe in de..got it back as new..regards.de francis(ei3gqb)
  • JohnJohn Member
    edited June 2018
    Could also be a firewire card/cable or port issue. Try another card / cable and make sure the cable end are correctly inserted. If this fails, then send it to your nearest service centre.
  • kb3bywkb3byw Member
    edited March 2018
    I will check the power wire, the fuse ,and the FireWire card and cable over the weekend. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    Like I said, there should be two clicks on power on. If you hear just one, it may need service. The firewire cable or card will not stop it from powering up.
  • Mal BusseyMal Bussey Member
    edited March 2018
    Mine did something similar.  Once the case was off, it would turn on just fine. One of the front case screws was just long enough to touch the board under the switch side.  I put another washer under it as a shim and all is well. n5gkv
  • kb3bywkb3byw Member
    edited March 2018
    I hear both clicks, the fuse is good. I took the cover off and powered it up and the blue light came on. I turned the radio off and and turned it on again and no blue light.
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    Even if the blue light does not come on will it connect and you can run PSDR?
  • kb3bywkb3byw Member
    edited March 2018
    No go
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    I really don't know what could be the problem, I have had a 3000 for 12 years, so I know the radio really well, but this has me stumped, sorry.
  • kb3bywkb3byw Member
    edited March 2018
    Thanks for the help. I'm going to pick up a fuse tomorrow if I can find one. I looked at the fuse it looked like it was ok I checked and there was no voltage across it.
  • kb3bywkb3byw Member
    edited March 2018
    I pulled the fuse and checked it and it is good.

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