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SD card tape

I am trying to help a fellow ham with a 6400M and the SD card will not stay in the holder. i noticed that the top of the holder hinges up, that doesn't seem wright . About a year ago he had to replace the card and he was sent a new one and a piece of tape to secure it. so the two questions is the sd card holder supposed hinge up and what is the tape that is used. I didn't want to use electrician tape. I have a 6500 so I have never run into this issue.

Dennis KM6DF

Best Answer

  • Ken Wells
    Ken Wells Community Manager admin
    Answer ✓

    NOTE: If the little flap was opened incorrectly and the locking tab was damaged, you will still need the tape.

    Even if the locking tab is in good shape, the tape is a good safety back in case the radio gets jarred or shaken. The tape prevents the locking lid from unlocking.


  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Dennis, yes the door for the SD Card hinges up. I believe that the tape is Kapton tape. Most black electrician's tape will leave sticky residue, so I don't think that would be a good alternative.

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    Correct, it is Kapton tape.

    If you need some, just open a support case and ask us to send it to you.


  • Ken Wells
    Ken Wells Community Manager admin

    NOTE: The little hinge-top, once it is closed, will also slide a little to lock the lid closed. If you forget to slide it to the locking position it will keep flapping open.

  • Thank for all the help i have ordered the tape and should be here today

    Dennis KM6DF

  • Patrick
    Patrick Member ✭✭✭

    Listen to Ken…..

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