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Cannot get Computer to see Flex 5000a

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Cannot get Computer to see Flex 5000a


  • Fred Friedl
    Fred Friedl Member
    edited September 2019
    Check your firewire card or cable or both.
  • Steven Hess
    Steven Hess Member
    edited September 2019
    Try the other firewire port.
  • Dudley  WA5QPZ
    Dudley WA5QPZ Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    First,  check the back of the radio,  get eye level with the FW connectors (you can try either one) but with the radio and computer on , you should see a green status light,  if you do,  unplug the FW cable to make sure that the light goes out.  Should the light stay on or there is no light at all, then most likely the issue is in the radio ..    But this works,  then make sure the FW card shows up in the Windows Device manager,  " 1394 Host Bus controller" ,  might try "Uninstalling"   the FW card and then with the radio off ,  reboot the computer,  be sure to allow the computer time to install the FW card driver again,  then turn the radio on,  see if the computer then discovers the radio ..

    Hope this helps,   this can be very hard to diagnose,  so be patient..

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