Flex Control Not Detected

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Been having intermittent issues with Flex Control not Working. What I found is when I go into Radio Settings . . . Flex Control it is there but watching the set up screen it will flash to Flex Control Not Detected.

Any Thoughts???
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WW1SS - Steve

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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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Not sure if you have tried a different USB port but that would be item #1. If you go to your device manager (in  the control panel) you can see whether the control is showing up or not. I suspect you have a dirty plug, a work USB port or the USB chip in  the control is going bad.

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WW1SS - Steve

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Tried different USB port . . . Tried another flex control. Both do the same thing. It is on com3. When I watch the control disappear the device manager refreshes but com 3 does not disappear. Checked for updated usb drivers etc.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Steve, what happens if you move it to a higher port number. Could be a conflict.
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WW1SS - Steve

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Tried changing com port . . .Still does it. Tried changing flow control for the port in device manager. I even went into power settings to see if the USB port was going in sleep mode. It's not.
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Unplug all USB devices from the PC then try deleting the COM Port from the Device Manager and then reboot the PC. It should auto detect the com port on boot up. then plug you USB devices in one at a time.
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Steve if that doesn't work try unplugging the flex control from the USB port.
Then try Com Arbiter and delete the port.
Open Device Manager, plug the flex control back in.
When you see it come up change the port number to the one you desire.
Maybe a stretch but worth a try.
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Only thing that worked so far . . . And I'm keeping my fingers crossed . . . Was a complete uninstall of everything by restoring the computer with a fresh install of Windows and reinstalling my programs.