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FLEX-6300 fails to start up

Beric Dunn
Beric Dunn Member
edited January 2020 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
Flex-6300 fails to start up after re-routing power cable

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  • Beric Dunn
    Beric Dunn Member
    edited January 2020
    Further info:
    DUT was working fine - I rarely turn it off.
    I had to re-route the power cable, so I shut the unit down (waited until LED had gone off), re-connected power cable, then tried turning back on.
    DUT now has green light flashing for around 2 mins 25 seconds (current draw at this time is around 600 mA @13.8V)
    After this time, the LED starts flashing red and current drops to 0.00 A according to my DC power meter. It continues flashing red until I turn it off.
    This is very repeatable - even after the unit has been powered off and the cable removed overnight.

    I have tried different power supply, different network cable etc.

    On the off chance that REmote On had been enabled, I put a shorted RCA connector into that port, but that did not help.

    I do note that the activity LED on my ethernet port shows no connection to the radio.

    Glad I didn't sell my IC7300 yet....

    -Beric K6BEZ
  • Beric Dunn
    Beric Dunn Member
    edited January 2020
    My fingers got away from me - the problem is with a Flex-6400, not a 6300.

    Forgot to mention - I have tried holding the button down for several seconds during turn-on. LED goes solid white, then stays soldi for a while before red flashing starts.

    There does not appear to be a pattern to the red flashing (other than on-off-on-off....), so it doesn't look like a documented error code.

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