5000A not receiving, not transmitting

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I'm helping with the disposal of some SK equipment, including 2 x 5000A.  Both connect OK with the PC but it seems that neither the transmitter nor the receiver are working.  No noise whatsoever on rx, and in the tune mode no RF out.  The relays change over, but the current drawn from the PSU hardly varies from rx mode.  The software seems to control the radio functions normally (changing bands, etc.)

I'd be surprised if both units were faulty but I just don't know the history.  It's perfectly possible I'm overlooking something very obvious, and I'd appreciate any help with troubleshooting.  I used to have a 5000A myself before the 6500 was released, but my memories of it have faded.  

Downloaded PowerSDR v2.6.4.

Jeff - G4IUA
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Jeff, I think it is time to contact Norbert in Germany.  This radio needs service.