Flex 6300 won't shutdown

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Flex 6300 - SmartSDR version 1.6.21

- Power button flashes green continously.
- Pressing the power button has no effect, including press and hold for 30 seconds.
- Remove then re-apply 12 volt power has no effect. Radio continues to flash after application.

How do I force the radio to shut down ??


Dave K4CA
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Posted 3 years ago

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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Sounds to me like a helpdesk ticket may be required...

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Might be necessary to remove (disconnect) power for a few minutes. Then go for the reset.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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What were you doing before this started happening? Tying to upgrade SmartSDR perhaps?
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Steve W6SDM

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There was a 1968s science fiction movie about a computer that couldn't be turned off.  It eventually took over the world.
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Roger W9YU

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Collassus: The Forbin Project
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Steve W6SDM

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Ah, yes indeed! 
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HCampbell WB4IVF

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Even earlier Fredric Brown’s classic 1950’s Scifi short story, “Answer”:

Dwar Ev ceremoniously soldered the final connection with gold. The eyes of a dozen television cameras watched him and the subether bore through the universe a dozen pictures of what he was doing.

He straightened and nodded to Dwar Reyn, then moved to a position beside the switch that would complete the contact when he threw it. The switch that would connect, all at once, all of the monster computing machines of all the populated planets in the universe--ninety-six billion planets--into the supercircuit that would connect them all into the one supercalculator, one cybernetics machine that would combine all the knowledge of all the galaxies.

Dwar Reyn spoke briefly to the watching and listening trillions. Then, after a moment's silence, he said, "Now, Dwar Ev."

Dwar Ev threw the switch. There was a mighty hum, the surge of power from ninety-six billion planets. Lights flashed and quieted along the miles-long panel.

Dwar Ev stepped back and drew a deep breath. "The honor of asking the first question is yours, Dwar Reyn."

"Thank you," said Dwar Reyn. "It shall be a question that no single cybernetics machine has been able to answer."

He turned to face the machine. "Is there a God?"

The mighty voice answered without hesitation, without the clicking of single relay.

"Yes, now there is a God."

Sudden fear flashed on the face of Dwar Ev. He leaped to grab the switch.

A bolt of lightning from the cloudless sky struck him down and fused the switch shut.*

So be careful, Dave.  Who knows what those FPGA’s are scheming.....