Solid red light when transmitting — is the PA bad?

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My power button turns red when transmitting or tuning at any power, even the lowest. Checked voltage at incoming power poles, cables to power supply only about a foot long, did factory reset. No joy. 

Is my power amp a goner? 

Any ideas or do I have to bring it to Austin (we're traveling nearby) if Flex is even open during this virus problem. 
Thanks in advance for any help.

Joe KK9TT 

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Hey John

Now would be to page through 2 manuals.  The software manual and the hardware manual.  We hide a lot of secrets there!  :)  You can find them on the Flex web site in the download area.

Here are some you'll like:

6.6.1 Chart for Indicator Color Codes

SOLID BRIGHT RED: Transmitting on PA
SOLID ORANGE: Transmitting on XVTR port with low power
SOLID DIM RED: Transmit engaged, but transmit interlocks are not ready. 
SOLID PURPLE: Radio is performing a software update
SOLID GREEN: Radio is in receive mode
FLASHING RED: Flashing three blinks indicates radio software is not running
FLASHING GREEN: Radio is booting or loading firmware
FLASHING WHITE: Radio is performing a reset to factory defaults
OFF: Radio turned off, oscillators are off.

Just kidding on the secrets.  LOL

Mike va3mw