Panafall display w / wo "LIVE" button pushed

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I just loaded V2.2.8 on my 6600M.  I'm running stand alone mode, i.e. operating off the front panel w/o computer.  When I touched the on screen "Live" button it lit red and the panafall display disappeared.  Just under the LIVE button I see time stamps of the current time but no time stamp updates are occurring.  When I touch the "LIVE" button again, the time stamps turn to a static history (-5s, -10s, -15s...).  I don't however get the panafall diplay back.  The screen area is solid black.  Cycling power and rebooting did not restore the panafall display.  Questions, what should I be seeing with and without the "LIVE" button lit and how do I get the panafall display back?
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Doug - W5WTX

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Wayne

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This is explained on page 135 of the v2.1.30 6400m/6600m user manual dated 29 January 2018. On my 6400M when I touch live I get the time display on the right and the word LIVE turns to red background if I press live again the background goes to black and the waterfall returns to normal action.

Note .. I went to a dollar tree and purchased a 4 color ink pen stylus combo and I use the stylus rubber end to touch the touchscreen since it is much easier to touch the right place and easier on the touch screen I described in detail which stylus to get because I purchased several there and this is the one that seems to work best.

The live area is very small and my fat fingers would never be able to target it to touch it without using a stylus.
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Doug - W5WTX

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This was not a case of my not reading or understanding the manual.  This was a case of the radio not responding like the manual says it should.  I would totally loose the panafall display when I disabled LIVE and when I re-enabled it, still no display.  The screen area where the panafall display was suppose to be was totally blank.  I am saying "was" because after a hard reset it is now responding the way the manual suggests that it should.  I had just installed V2.2.8 a few minutes before having the issue.  Maybe something got hosed up in the installation process.  Regardless, it appears to be working now.

Very 73,
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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As per the Release Notes, it is a best practice to cold boot the radio after a firmware update to reset all of the internal processors.
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Doug - W5WTX

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Good to know.  I missed that in my reading.  Thanks Tim.