Device Description Incorrect

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I recently obtained a Flex5000A. This particular radio has probably not been used at all in the last 7-8 years. I downloaded the latest version of PowerSDR (2.7.2) with the integrated installer.

When I run the FlexRadio program my Device Description shows my radio as a FlexRadio Systems FLEX-3000.

When I try to run PowerSDR it tells me I need a firmware upgrade. When I answer yes to that upgrade the firmware update window appears but just hangs.

I am assuming the firmware in this box is really really out of date so I tried following the instruction for a manual install through the Flex Radio app. When I locate and try to install the latest 5000 firmware I receive messages stating this is not allowed because my product IDs don't match.

I don't want to proceed any further without some instruction since I am afraid I might brick the  radio. Any help is appreciated.

73 de Bob (KI6DY)
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