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Replacing SD Card AGAIN
Oh, fun and games.
Yesterday, I walked past my 6600M and noticed the power button was flashing red 3 times. Well, I've seen this before, so I figured "Hmmm! Must be time for a new SD card." Sure enough...
I unplugged the Anderson PowerPole connectors so the radio would be totally off. Left it off all night. This morning, I went out to the shack, plugged the power back in, and attempted a restart by pressing the power button until it turned white. All was well until.... (and I've seen this before, so I figured I knew what to expect)
It restarted its boot process. All was hunky-dory until it reached the "Please wait...." screen. Ahhh, the tension was rising, just like in an action movie! Yep! In a matter of a dozen or so moments (define this as you wish), the flashing red lights started. Drat!
So....that means it's time to replace the SD card AGAIN! After all, it's been such a LONG time since I replaced one before (previous replacement occurred on October 10, 2020...this one is on November 24, 2020...so maybe it's safe to estimate that I'll need a new one about every month. Reckon?). Tongue in cheek.
THANK GOODNESS, I made a clone of the SD card Flex sent me back in late August or early September. So, I had a "fall-back" plan if/when the hiccup occurred again. That means that today's surgery is the 2nd occurrence since the SD card failure in late August.
What is your suggestion? A support ticket? I don't THINK I need another SD card from Flex, because I still have their original in the bag they sent. I've been using very high quality (and not inexpensive) microSD cards for cloning the master image, so I'm confident/comfortable with continuing this system.
My main concern is that there might be something else "amiss" in the radio, itself.
I am QRX for responses.
--Larry NN5O Tupelo, MS
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